In 2005 Johnson established "LJ's Legacy & Growth Foundation." Saturday's event was an extension of a tradition that has been a staple in the Kansas City community. Johnson's foundation has been the leader of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity's Easter Egg Hunt.
The event is held for young children who don't have the opportunity to enjoy Easter. Johnson has served as the Master of Ceremonies two years running.
The children were eager to get a peek at the All-Pro running back as he signed hundreds of items, posed for photographs and spread eggs out around the practice field. He led the charge with teammates Dustin Colquitt, Bernard Pollard and Chris Hannon.
To avoid mayhem, Chiefs players would first spread the eggs out across the practice fields. Several dozen kids would then take turns gathering them.
Johnson said it was refreshing to see kids running around having fun. It was clear that he enjoyed the event.
"Kids are funny, they don't lie, they don't hold nothing back," said Johnson. "It's fun to watch them be themselves. They can just be kids and not have to worry about anything that we do as role models."
Colquitt said it was nice to give back to the community that has supported the Chiefs. Saturday reminded Pollard of the experiences he had as a child during Easter.
"Growing up, my mom and dad did something like this," he said. "It was good to come out here as an adult and see all of this. It was fun."
Meanwhile, Hannon was impressed with the athleticism some of the children displayed.
"These kids are fast," he said. "They picked up these eggs in about twenty seconds!"
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