Governor Jay Nixon, Chiefs President Mark Donovan and Rams COO Kevin Demoff announced that Friday’s Governor’s Cup Game at Arrowhead Stadium will be used as a stage to continue to help promote the Joplin relief efforts.

“Missouri is fortunate to be one of a handful of states with more than one NFL franchise, and it is always exciting to see the Chiefs and Rams square off in the Governor’s Cup Game,” Gov. Nixon said. “At the same time, it’s also great to have these two hometown organizations that truly care about the people of Missouri. This year’s Governor’s Cup will be dedicated to both assisting the people of Joplin in their continued recovery and rebuilding efforts, and to recognizing the thousands of volunteers and first-responders who have helped in Joplin. Friday’s clash at Arrowhead will provide fans with a preview of both teams’ regular seasons, as well as an opportunity to support Joplin.”

At Friday’s game, fans can support the Joplin Recovery Fund and the Joplin Relief Fund by making donations as they enter the gates at Arrowhead Stadium. Throughout the night, the Chiefs will recognize first-responders and volunteers, including more than 100 AmeriCorps volunteers.

Governor Jay Nixon comments on the relief efforts