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!

Click here to nominate. Nominations will close Wednesday, October 24.


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 special impact on the community. Click here to nominate.



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, who has overcome tremendous obstacles to succeed in sports, or who has made a significant comeback in life and sports. Click here to nominate.


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. Click here to nominate.


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.  Click here to nominate.


Hallmark 200wThe Hallmark Cards Leadership Award will be presented to a local female inspirational 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.  Click here to nominate.


BKD 200wBKD WOW Award is presented to an individual or group in the community who has made an outstanding impact on women and girls in sports.  This award is nominated and voted on by the WIN for KC Advisory Board.



Nominations will close Wednesday, October 24.

Additional Awards

Evelyn Gates Awards
Scott Pioli Scholarship

For information about getting your state champions involved in our Celebration of Champions march, click here.

Children's Mercy Rising Star Award

McKenna Luptak

Lockton Courage Award

Lisa Elsener

Kissick Construction Game Changer Award

Sarah Castle

UMB Lifetime Sportswoman Award

Chau Smith

Hallmark Cards Leadership Award

Liz Weidling


Jill Leiker