Awards Description

 

AWARDS DESCRIPTION

2016_Awards_Room_300wideEach year the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation honors outstanding individuals for their commitment and achievement in sports. The benefits of sport are long-standing and this awards banquet celebrates all the positive aspects of sports.  Listed below are the awards descriptions.

 

KC downtown Marriott-124Kansas City Marriott Downtown Sportsman of the Year is given to a local male athlete who is currently participating in amateur, high school, collegiate or professional sports.  This athlete exemplifies all the positive aspects of sport and has made a positive impact on the Kansas City community.


Sportswoman of the Year
is given to a local female athlete who is currently participating in amateur, high school, collegiate or professional sports.  This athlete exemplifies all the positive aspects of sport and has made a positive impact on the Kansas City community.

 

Burns-McDonnell-Logo-2015-124Burns & McDonnell Coach of the Year is given to a male or female coach who is currently or has been a coach in amateur, high school, collegiate or professional sports.  This coach exemplifies all the positive aspects of sport and has made a positive impact on the Kansas City community.

 

Center for Sports Medicine 1Children’s Mercy Community Champion is given to an individual sports fan, volunteer or advocate that has made a public and longstanding commitment to sports in the Kansas City community and is committed to bettering Kansas City through sports.

 

Waddell & Reed - 124WWaddell & Reed Executive of the Year is given to an individual in who is currently or has been in an administrator position in amateur, high school, collegiate or professional sports in Kansas City.  This individual will be honored for their contributions as an administrator only, not for contributions as a coach or athlete.  This award is nominated and voted on by members of the Kansas City Sports Commission Executive Committee.