KCK firefighter wins case of beer – to be delivered by Clydesdales

by Mary Rupert
A Kansas City, Kan., firefighter has won a case of beer – to be delivered next week to his doorstep by a team of Budweiser Clydesdales.

Brandon Rogers, 22, a Kansas City, Kan., resident, said he was half-asleep when the call came today telling him that he won the contest.

He entered the contest after hearing about it at his apartment complex near The Legends Outlets.

“I just guess I was pretty excited,” Rogers said. “I think it would be pretty cool to see the Clydesdales.”

Rogers added he was a Budweiser fan. “That’s my favorite beer,” he said.

Beer distributor Wil Fischer Companies of Kansas sponsored the contest, he said.

The plan is to have a team of Clydesdale horses deliver the beer by going through Village West Parkway to the apartment’s clubhouse next Thursday (the event at the clubhouse is a private event), according to Rogers. He said that will also depend on the weather that day.

The Clydesdales will stop off at several restaurants at The Legends Outlets, dropping off cases of beer, according to the beer distributor.

Rogers is a native of Kansas City, Kan. He attended John F. Kennedy Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School and Basehor High School. He received his firefighter EMT certification after attending classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

There will be several opportunities for area residents to watch the Clydesdales next week at the Village West area, according to Lane Pratt, vice president with the Wil Fischer Distributing Co.

Pratt said he received all the entries for this contest, and this morning, had a computer pick one, and it turned out to be Brandon Rogers.

The Clydesdales are scheduled to make an appearance from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, parading through The Legends Outlets area. They are scheduled to be at the Lone Star steakhouse, Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s, Chili’s and Hooters, as well as at Danny’s Bar and Grill.

The Clydesdales are scheduled to be at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, where they will be outside the casino, he said.

They also are scheduled to be at the Kansas Speedway greeting fans from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in front of the entrance area.

Pratt said the public is welcome to watch the Clydesdales at these public locations. If it rains, they will not be out in the weather, he added.

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