Chiefs receivers surprise Stony Point North fourth-graders with afternoon of gardening

The football season is still a couple of months away, but the Chiefs got to work and got dirt on their hands Thursday afternoon.

Some of the Chiefs’ wide receivers, including Demarcus Robinson, Marcus Kemp and Gehrig Dieter, surprised a class of fourth-graders at Stony Point North Elementary and helped them plant vegetables in their garden.

“I got so excited,” student Lily Willard said. “We planted peppers, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.

“This has never happened in the history of fourth grade, ever.”

The event was done in partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens Schoolyard Gardens Program, which works with schools in the metro area to create vegetable gardens on school grounds.

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Brooke Pryor covers the Kansas City Chiefs for the Kansas City Star, where she works to give readers a deeper understanding of the franchise and the NFL through daily stories, game coverage, and player profiles. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C.