Dedication of Bill Grigsby Statue in Downtown Parkville, “The Prince of Parkville” and “Voice of the KC Chiefs”

Dedication of Bill Grigsby Statue in Downtown Parkville, “The Prince of Parkville” and “Voice of the KC Chiefs”

Join the community in honoring longtime resident, Bill Grigsby, with the dedication of a life-size statue in Pocket Park, Thursday, June 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Mitch Holthus, current Voice of the Chiefs will emcee the ceremony. Former KC Chiefs players, members of the Chiefs Ambassadors, will also be in attendance. Mayor Nan Johnston will kick off the event.

Grigsby, who died at the age of 89 in 2011, enjoyed a 63-year career in sports broadcasting and owns the distinction of calling the play-by-play for both Super Bowl I and Super Bowl IV. He also broadcast for the Kansas City A’s, the Kansas Jayhawks, Professional Wrestling, Tennis, and Boxing.

Thanks to a grassroots effort and the generosity of the National Golf Club of KC, who donated the statue, the brass likeness of “Grigs” will be permanently placed in the heart of Parkville. A longtime supporter of Parkville and surrounding communities, the Grigs will remind us to “Have A Beauuutiful Life”.

Pocket Park is located near 1st and Main Streets in Parkville. Parking will be available in the city parking lot near English Landing Park, off Hwy 9.

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Main Street Parkville Association (PCDC, 501c3) wishes to recognize those who have made our festivals possible through their generous contributions of time, talent, services and funding.  Thank you! Without you, we couldn’t have done it.