Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet

Celebrating 42 years, the Kansas City Sports Commission is hosting the Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Kansas City Downtown Marriott-Muehlebach Towers
7 p.m. - Dinner/Program

Each 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.

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Kansas City Downtown Marriott 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. Click here to nominate a local male athlete.

Kansas City Life 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.  Click here to nominate a local female athlete.

Burns & 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. Click here to nominate a male or female coach.

Sprint 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.  Click here to nominate a fan, volunteer or advocate.

Waddell & 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.

Waddell & Reed Executive of the Year:
Clark Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO

Kansas City Downtown Marriott Sportsman of the Year:
Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City and U.S. Men's Soccer Team Defender

 Kansas City Life Sportswoman of the Year:
Shannon Vreeland, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

 Burns & McDonnell Coach of the Year:
Adam Dorrel, Northwest Missouri State Head Football Coach

Sprint Community Champion:
Shawnee Mission West Football Community 

 

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