- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Several celebrities, including actors Paul Rudd and Eric Stonestreet, helped raised more than $1 million for a Kansas City children’s hospital.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://j.mp/1UW4Zxm ) organizers of the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend announced Saturday they had raised $1.34 million. That’s the most the annual event has raised for the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy since the event began several years ago.

The weekend included an auction Saturday night, where a visit to the “Modern Family” set, courtesy of Kansas City, Kansas, native Stonestreet, sold for $30,000. Another bidder paid $90,000 for a VIP package to the August premiere of Rudd’s next film, “Sausage Party.”

The annual event is hosted by hometown celebrities Rudd, Stonestreet, Jason Sudeikis and Rob Riggle, as well David Koechner, who’s from Tipton, Missouri.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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