OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) – The Chiefs won the Super Bowl but an Overland Park mom is proving that Chiefs Kingdom is about more than football.
Annie Stowe, who founded Annie’s Barn, decided to celebrate the success of the Chiefs by paying off thousands of dollars in debt for school lunches in the Metro.
When the Chiefs won the AFC championship game, Stowe made signs that read, “Enter winners. We are winning. At first he just ordered 100. He didn’t know if anyone would actually buy them.
So, they sold out within 24 hours.
So, he ordered 400 more and decided to put the proceeds towards Pawnee Elementary School Lunch Debt Elimination.
After handing in a check for over $2,000, he wanted to do it all over again.
Friday called Mission Valley 330 in Eskridge, Kansas.
“Well, we can pay it back,” he said.
“Would be great!” said the person on the other end of the line. “Our students would be so lucky.”
“It’s great because it’s a really tiny school in rural Kansas,” Stowe said. “It feels really good.”
After that phone call, there was still some money left. She will give it to a school within Olathe Public Schools.
“I love the idea of ’Out of the Red’ Friday,” she said. “I think we’ll do it again next year, and I already have people committed to me being a part of it.”
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