Hollywood's Humanitarians: David Koechner helps fight cancer withby The Daily Eye Team June 21 2014, 9:11 am Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 22 secs
A MAN OF CHARITY
We loved David Koechner as the obnoxious Todd Packer in The Office and as Champ Kind in the Anchorman movies. The fact that he’s co-hosting an annual charity event called the Big Slick to help children with cancer makes us love this rib-tickler even more. The Big Slick is a charity event to benefit the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City which is taking place this weekend. Started by Kansas City natives Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis five years ago, Modern Family’s Eric Stone street has been added to the roster. David Koechner is excited to be back, this time as a co-host. Table for seven: David and Leigh Koechner talk parenthood >> The very first charity even included a poker game and the name Big Slick, which is a gambling term and seemed to be the perfect moniker. As time went on and the gambling laws became more complicated, the organizers nixed poker to make the event more family-friendly. They began adding other activities to the roster, such as baseball. This year’s sport is bowling. “With bowling, we can get high schools involved to do their own fundraising for an opportunity to participate in the bowling tournament,” said Koechner. But these funny dudes will be doing a lot more than knocking down some pins over the weekend. On Friday, many of the celebrities will visit the kids at the Children’s Mercy Hospital. After, they’ll play a game similar to Wiffle ball in a local Little League baseball diamond.