Kansas City is home to a surprising number of celebrities, including Paul Rudd. The Ant-Man and the Wasp star and several other famous faces (including many from other places) spent the weekend there for the Big Slick KC, a charity event benefitting Children’s Mercy medical center.
One of Rudd’s contributions was a Captain America shield signed by fellow of his Marvel Cinematic Universe costars, which sold for $53,000 at auction. All of the proceeds go to Chilren’s Mercy, which provides pediatric cancer treatment at no cost to families.
Here’s why @bigslickkc is the greatest: This Captain America shield, signed by ALL the Avengers was just auctioned off for $53,000. 100% of the proceeds go to @ChildrensMercy hospital in Kansas City, which treats all pediatric cancer FOR FREE. Amazing charity. Wow. #BigSlickKC pic.twitter.com/vD60plYgjG
— Samm Levine (@SammLevine) June 3, 2018
Paul Rudd gets into the action with surprise auction items with this Shield signed by all of the Avengers bringing in a record bid. Thanks Paul, and thanks Kansas City! #BigSlickKC pic.twitter.com/GiioFITvlI
— Big Slick KC (@BigSlickKC) June 3, 2018
It is great to see our favorite fictional heroes having the power to make a genuine impact in real life. For more on the Big Slick KC, visit their website.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters July 6.