Thursday, July 16, 2009
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(Party Recognizing Outstanding People of Sports)
Presented by Kansas City Power and Light District
Thursday, July 16
Midland Theatre



The 37th Annual SPORTKC PROPS (Party Recognizing Outstanding People of Sports) will be the night for sports in Kansas City. Actor/Comedian Jimmie Walker will be the entertainment host for the evening.


5:00 PM - Cocktails, Silent Auction, and Dinner
7:00 PM - Awards and Guest Speakers
8:45 PM - Award Show ends
9:00 - 11:00 PM - VIP After Party

Honorees, Awards and Sponsors

Special Tribute: Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented By: Bank of Kansas City
Recipient: Len Dawson

Casey Award (Citation for Amateur Sports Excellence)
Presented By: Populous
Recipient: Hank Steinbrecher

Special Achievement Award For Professional Athletics
Presented by: Sprint
Recipient: Joakim Soria

Special Athletic Achievement Award
Presented By: Hallmark
Recipient: Chad Rohr,Kansas State School for the Blind

Earl Smith Greater Kansas City Hall of Champions
Presented by: Kansas City Power & Light District
Inductees: Jim Colbert, Ricky McCormick

Kansas City Male and Female Collegiate Athletes of the Year
Presented by: Burns & McDonnell
Recipient: Chase Coffman, Josh Freeman, Courtney McCool

Joe McGuff Sports Journalist of the Year
Presented by: Lockton Companies LLC
Recipient: Soren Petro

Kansas and Missouri Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year
Presented by: Metro Sports
Recipients: Missouri Male: Nathan Scheelhaase, Missouri Female: Morgan Johnson, Kansas Male: Rick Settle, Kansas Female: Brittany Lang

Male and Female Volunteer of the Year
Presented by: All Star Awards & Ad Specialties
Recipients: Mark Gibbs, Amy McMinn

Border Showdown Recipient
Recipient: MU vs. KU

Sponsor Levels / Tickets

Interested in being a sponsor for this event? Click here for sponsor level benefits and RSVP card or contact:

Kevin Wicker
Phone: 816.389.4187

Individual GA Tickets $50
Table Host $1,250
First Team Table $1,750
All-Star Table $2,500
All-American Table $3,500
MVP Table $5,000

Donate to the Silent Auction

Be a part of tradition and donate to the Silent Auction. This auction benefits the KC Sports Commission programs throughout the year. Every donation is tax deductible and includes recognition at the banquet.

Donation Form click here.

The following companies and individuals have donated to the Silent Auction:

Midwest Airlines Kansas City Chiefs
The College Basketball Experience Best of Kansas City
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City Zoo Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Runner's Edge - Eladio Valdez BiCE Bistro, Cafe and Lounge
New Balance Kansas City Ballet
Great Harvester InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Garmin International University of Missouri
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown Folly Theater
Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-b-que Johnson Co. Park & Recreation District
Sprint Corporation The Kansas City Star
Hallmark Cards, Inc. The Westin Crown Center
Big 12 Conference Walt Disney Company
Southwest Airlines Helzberg Diamonds
National Soccer Coaches Association of America Bristol Seafood Grill
American Heartland Theatre Celsius Tannery
Kansas City Power & Light District Panera Bread of Kansas
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa Beauty Brands
Kelly's Westport Inn & Joe's Pizza Riverside Red X
Saint Luke's Hospital Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel
801 Chophouse Kansas City Chiefs
University of Missouri Athletics McFadden's
Kansas City Star Vinino Wine Bar & Bistro
Gates Bar-B-Q Bistro Kids
NAIA T & L Collectibles
Kansas State University - Football Department US Tennis Association - Missouri Valley
The Aladdin Hotel & Spa

Parking at the Midland Theatre

Parking is available at Power & Light District garage attached to Cosentino's Market on the east side of Main St between 12th & 13th. The garage is labeled P2. Click here for a map.


Learn more about the banquet as we celebrate the 37th year. Click Here!

Internship Program

Looking for an internship?  Apply to be a Sports Commission Intern.  Click here for more information.

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