Parkville Missouri

Dedication of Bill Grigsby Statue in Downtown Parkville

Join the community in honoring longtime resident Bill Grigsby with the dedication of a life-size statue in Pocket Park on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 6-7 p.m. Mitch Holthus, current “Voice of the Chiefs” will emcee the ceremony. Former Kansas City Chiefs players and 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 Super Bowl I and Super Bowl IV. He also broadcast for the Kansas City A’s, 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 downtown Parkville. Parking will be available in the city parking lot near English Landing Park off Highway 9.

For more information about the event contact Mayor Nan Johnston at (816) 741-7676 or by e-mail

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