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Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

Members of Team Whiteman met current Kansas City Chiefs players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf, during the 2017 Draft Day event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2017. From setting up the festivities in 5 Bay and Hangar 52 to providing security and medical readiness, more than 100 volunteers ensured the event was a success.

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --

More than 1,750 people braved the rain to attend the Kansas City Chiefs Draft Day Event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, April 29, 2017.

Throughout the day, families were able to meet current Chiefs' players, ambassadors, cheerleaders, and the mascot, KC Wolf. Free stacks of pizza and a canoe filled with soda and water were provided to help fuel attendees to cheer on the National Football League (NFL) picks and take part in the activities.

As part of the draft day festivities, a handful of service members were selected to announce the Chiefs' draft selections.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bryan Nixon from the 509th Operations Support Squadron announced Jehu Chesson as the 139th overall pick.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jennifer Blanchard from the 442d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron announced Ukeme Eligwe as the 183th overall pick.

The "kid pick" announced Leon McQuay III as the 218th overall pick.

In addition to the announcements of the Chiefs’ draft picks, families had the opportunity to test their football skills on a variety of obstacle courses and games as part of the NFL Play60 initiative. The NFL Play60 is designed to tackle childhood obesity by bringing together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. Inspiring kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day in school and at home.

A Whiteman explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) unit also gave attendees a hands -on experience with EOD gear and robotics.

Although it rained non-stop during the event, spirits ran high as families and friends came together for the Whiteman Draft Day 2017 event.

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