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'Silent hero' receives tickets to Super Bowl LIV

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'Silent hero' receives tickets to Super Bowl LIV

'Silent hero' receives tickets to Super Bowl LIV

A man who's served the Kansas City community for more than 40 years is getting a big thank you.

'Silent hero' Rudy Liggins will see the Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Miami at Super Bowl LIV.

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'Silent hero' receives tickets to Super Bowl LIV

YOU'LL PAY EVEN MORE..FOR PREMIUM -- SEATS,CLOSETR TO THE FIELD.A MAN WHO'S SERVED THEKANSAS CITY COMMUNITYFOR MORE THAN 40 YEARSIS GETTING A BIG 'THANKYOU'.HE'S GOING TO THESUPER BOWL.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER EMMA JAMESTELLS US WHY THE NFLPICKED.... 'SILENT HERO'RUDY LIGGINS FOR THEHONOR.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"That's kinda good, how didyou learn how to make pizza?"IT'S EASY TO SEE WHYKIDS AT THE CHILDREN'SPLACE LOVE 'MR RUDY.'"I-Z-Z-Y."DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"You ready for kindergarten,you are ready for kindergartendude."FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS- HIS COMFORTING VOICEAND WARM PERSONALITYHAVE HELPED CHILDRENSUFFERING FROM ABUSE,NEGLECT AND TRAUMA.ANN THOMAS, CEO, THECHILDREN'S PLACE"What he does when he's withchildren is absolutelyamazing."CEO ANN THOMAS SAYSMR. RUDY GIVES HISSTUDENTS THE SENSE OFPROTECTION THEY NEED.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"I love you, I love you, I loveyou."HE STARTED THE JOB IN1978 AFTER HIS POSITIONAS A TEXAS TECHBASKETBALL COACH WASELIMINATED.IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BEA TEMPORARY GIG.IN FACT - HE HAD BIGPLANS.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"I was going to go overseasand play basketball, but therewas something about thesekids that just tugged at me."HE'S BEEN THERE SINCETHE VERY BEGINNING ANDNOW HE'S GETTING A BIGTHANK YOU.THE WEEK BEFORE THEGAME, THOMAS SAYS THENFL REACHED OUT ANDTOLD HER IT WANTED TOHONOR RUDY.HE WENT TO THE AFCCHAMPIONSHIP GAMEWHERE AN EVER BIGGERSURPRISE WAS WAITING.CHIEFS CO-OWNER CLARKHUNT AND NFLCOMMISSIONER ROGERGODDELL PRESENTED HIMWITH THE TICKETS.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"I was so excited, I know I go'you've got to be kidding' fourtimes, I know that's all I couldsay."BUTTED WITHDEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"He said do you accept?

I goyes sir."HE WATCHED THE GAME INGOODELL'S SUITE WHEREHE SAYS HE HAD A BIT OF AHARD TIME WRAPPING HISHEAD AROUNDEVERYTHING.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"I just sat there and like wow,this is, this amazing."AS HE NEARSRETIREMENT IN THE NEXTFEW MONTHS, HE CAN'THELP BUT FEEL GRATEFULFOR THE DECISIONS HEMADE THAT LED HIM RIGHTHERE.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"I made the right choice."IN KANSAS CITY.DEMETRIUS 'RUDY' LIGGINS,AWARDED SUPER BOWL TICKETS"Go Chiefs!"EMMA JAMES, 41 ACTIONNEWS.MR. RUDY WILL TAKE HISSON TO THE BIG GAME.HE'S STILL FIGURING OUTWHEN HE WILL LEAVE --AND ABSORBING THENEWS HE WILL WATCH THECHIEFS IN PERSON -- INMIAMI.




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