Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet

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

Wednesday, April 15
Kansas City Marriott Downtown - Muehlebach Tower
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.

 

Waddell & Reed Executive of the Year: Dayton Moore

Kansas City Marriott Downtown Sportsman of the Year: Shane Ray


Finalists: Jack Sock, Ross Guigon, Daylen Robinson 

Kansas City Life Sportswoman of the Year: Bobbi Walden


Finalists: Logan Weber, Heavin Warner, Wanessa Siqueira
 
Burns and McDonnell Coach of the Year: Mike Talamantes



Finalists: Christi Posey, Jim Aziere, Ned Yost 

Sprint Co-Community Champion: Nick Hibbeler and Mike Grossner

 

 

Actor/Comedian/Writer/Producer/Director Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films for over 15 years.  Most recently, Riggle co-starred with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Universal Pictures’ Dumb & Dumber To, the sequel to the 1994 comedy classic, Dumb & Dumber. Since its November 2014 release, Dumb & Dumber To has grossed over $169 million to date.

Last summer, Riggle co-starred Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in Twentieth Century Fox’s buddy comedy, Let’s Be Cops, which grossed over $136 million worldwide. He also co-starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in Sony Picture’s hit comedy, 22 Jump Street, which grossed over $331 million worldwide. 22 Jump Street was the sequel to 2012’s 21 Jump Street in which Rob also starred.

Up next, Riggle will be seen in GFM Films’ Absolutely Anything with Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams and Simon Pegg. He will soon be executive producing and starring in a pilot for Twentieth Century Fox Television based on the Austrian comedy series Braunschlag, in which he’ll play a small town mayor committed to saving his struggling community. 

Click here to read Rob Riggle's complete bio.


Kansas 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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