Awards Information


Six local individuals or groups will be recognized with awards for their contributions and achievements in sports and fitness at the annual WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration presented by Burns & McDonnell. 

This is the largest luncheon in the country celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day!


PrintThe Children’s Mercy Rising Star Award will be presented to a local girl (18 years of age or younger) who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, setting and achieving goals and has made a specific impact on the community.



The Lockton Courage Award will be presented to a local woman or girl who demonstrates the ability to redefine barriers despite physical or mental challenges through her participation in sports or has overcome tremendous obstacles to succeed in sports, or who has made a significant comeback in life and sports.


Kissick Construction 200wThe Kissick Construction Game Changer Award will be presented to a local individual or group who personifies the true spirit of sport not as a participant, but as a supporter, promoter, or champion of girls’ and women’s sports and fitness.  This award recognizes those who give their all to girls’ and women’s sports through an outlet other than participation.  Nominees demonstrate empowerment by working behind the scenes to promote or create opportunities for women and girls in sports.


UMB 200wThe UMB Lifetime Sportswoman Award will be presented to a local woman, age 55 or older, who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, encourages participation of girls and women in sports and still engages in athletics.


Hallmark 200wThe Hallmark Cards Leadership Award will be presented to a local female leader who best exemplifies the characteristics of a mentor to female athletes of all ages.  Nominees should actively make significant contributions and a lasting impact on female athletes throughout the community.


Additional Awards

Evelyn Gates Awards
Scott Pioli Scholarship

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2017 Children's Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award

Ryleigh Patience

2017 Hallmark Leadership Award

Justice Collins

2017 Lockton Companies Resiliency Award

Allison Shewmaker

2017 Kissick Construction Teamwork Award

Amy Fangman

2017 UMB Senior Sportswoman Award

Pam Davenport

2017 BKD WOW Award

Denise Henning