Adam Teicher wrote that Carl Peterson said, “It just looked more and more like it was the right time to make a change. I’m very comfortable with it. If I’m the owner, I don’t want the president/general manager/CEO to get into his lame-duck year” (1/7, Sports).
Carl, with us fans, you were in your lame-duck year for many years. Goodbye and good luck.
John J. Phillips
Joe Posnanski mentions how Carl Peterson made sure Chiefs players were involved in the community (1/7, A-1, “Chiefs’ ex-president goes out with emotion and criticism”). Certainly many organizations have benefited from that involvement, but it’s important to point out that Carl and Lori Peterson have also personally affected many local charities.
For more than a dozen years, Carl and Lori headed up Chiefs Night, an annual event to benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s Western Missouri/Greater Kansas City Chapter. Lori was personally involved in planning the event, which cumulatively raised well over $1 million for the Arthritis Foundation. But she also increased awareness of the organization’s mission and the seriousness of arthritis.
This was Lori’s baby, but Carl made sure the players were present to meet the fans who’d come to see them.
As longtime Arthritis Foundation volunteers, we extend our sincere gratitude to Lori and Carl Peterson for their support of the Arthritis Foundation and other community charities.
Andrea and Steve Byrne