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Big Slick raises record $1.3 million for Children’s Mercy cancer center

A visit to the “Modern Family” set, courtesy of Kansas City, Kan., native Eric Stonestreet, sold for $30,000.

Two packages for this fall’s premiere of “Westworld,” the HBO sci-fi remake starring James Marsden, racked up $60,000.

And two lucky bidders paid $45,000 each — that’s $90,000 total — for the VIP treatment at the August premiere of Paul Rudd’s next film, “Sausage Party.”

With such big-ticket prizes at its auction Saturday night, along with a bowling tournament that morning and online donations, organizers of the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend announced they had raised $1,348,438, the most ever in the seven years of the fundraiser for the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy.

The annual event is hosted by hometown celebrities Stonestreet; Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Rob Riggle, who all grew up in Overland Park; and David Koechner, from Tipton, Mo.

They began Friday morning with a visit to Children’s Mercy and a free-for-all softball game at Kauffman Stadium that afternoon.

On Saturday they walked the celebrity red carpet outside Pinstripes in Overland Park before heading in for the bowling tournament.

Here are some highlights from Saturday night’s auction, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland:

Note that Rudd, who had sported perhaps the bushiest beard of the weekend, showed up Saturday night clean-shaven.

In addition to the auction block, the evening also included some entertainment.

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