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2020 Awards Luncheon

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Quickly becoming a Kansas City tradition, the Champions of Character® Foundation Awards Luncheon has raised an extraordinary $600,000 in its first four years. Supported by a thousand Kansas Citians each year, this inspiring event recognizes student-athletes, coaches, businesses and teams that exemplify the Five Core Values of the NAIA's Champions of Character program.



For event information and media inquiries, contact Amy Stover at 816.595.8117.

Legendary Past Keynote Speakers

Tamika Catchings    Jay Bilas    Jerry Colangleo    Dayton Moore

Tom Watson    Tom Osborne

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Lead Sponsors

Relation Insurance
Mutual of Omaha

Awards Sponsors

Children's Mercy Hospital Center for Sports Medicine
Husch Blackwell
Kissick Construction
Missouri Bank
PNC Bank

Model Sponsors

Larry Lady Family
Morgan Family Foundation
Park University
William T. Kemper II Charitable Trust

Inspire Sponsors

Benedictine University
Culver Stockton College
City of Kansas City
KC Life
Michael and Maryls Haverty Family Foundation
MidAmerica Nazarene University

Support a Student-Athlete Today!

By sponsoring the Champions of Character Luncheon, you are impacting the lives of student-athletes:

  • Research shows that the longer a student spends in sports, their social reasoning – sacrificing for the good of the team – rises.
  • The Champions of Character program helps participants keep the Five Core Values at the heart of the athletics experience.
  • Coaches are taught how to intentionally define, model, shape and reinforce the values through their coaching and mentoring.
  • Parents learn how their behavior is key to supporting their athletes.

Can't attend? Make a donation now!

Team of Character Winner    Company of Character Winner    Coach of Character Winner   

High School Athlete Winner    College Athlete Winner