2017 NAIA LUNCHEON

2017 Awards Luncheon

The Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon will be held in Fall 2017. Please check back for details.

Reservations
Purchase individual tickets and tables.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Amy Stover at 816.595.8117 for sponsorship opportunities or purchase a sponsorship now.

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

Nominate for Awards 
Nominate for awards now! Deadline for nominations is September 1.

 
 

Meet our legendary past Keynote Speakers

Jerry Colangelo       

Quickly becoming a Kansas City tradition, the NAIA Champions of Character awards event has raised an extraordinary $600,000 in its first three 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.

Join us at the fourth annual awards event to hear from legendary athletes, celebrate local heroes and make a positive impact in your community.


Luncheon Sponsors 

Inspire Sponsors

               


City of Kansas City, Missouri

Model Sponsors

Morgan Family Foundation
William T.  Kemper II Charitable Trust

Lead Sponsors

 

 


2016
Jerry Colangelo 
Managing Director of
USA Basketball


2015
Dayton Moore
Manager for the Kansas City Royals
Kansas City, Mo. 
 
2014
Tom Watson
Professional Golfer
Kansas City, Mo. 

2013
Tom Osborne
Legendary Football Coach
Hastings, Neb. 

2016
Lee's Summit North Men's Tennis Team
Lee's Summit, Mo.

     
         

2016
Searcy Financial Services
Overland Park, Kan.



2015
Sports Management 
Associates, L.L.C. (SMA)
Lenexa, Kan.
 
2014

Geiger Ready-Mix
Leavenworth, Kan. 

2013

Curry Association Management
Kansas City, Mo. 
 
 
2015

Michael Wheeler
Johnson County, Kan. 

2014

Paul Barnds
Johnson County, Kan.  

2013

Bill Stueck
Kansas City, Mo. 

 


2016
Kristi Williams
Blue Springs South High School
Blue Springs, Mo.


2015

Wiley Wright
Shawnee Mission East
High School 
Boys Swimming
Prairie Village, Kan. 
 
2014

Tim Callaghan
West High School
Football and Track
Overland Park, Kan.

2013

Tricia Lillygren
Lee's Summit North High School
Girls Basketball 
Lee's Summit, Mo. 
 
High School Student-Athlete of Character


2016
McKenzie Weber
Blue Valley Southwest High School
Overland Park, Kan.


2015
Leticia Rodriguez
Cristo Rey Kansas City High School 
Kansas City, Mo. 

2014
Bianca Viazolli
Blue Valley West High School
Stillwell, Kan. 
 
2014

Francesca Viazzoli
Blue Valley West High School
Stillwell, Kan.
    
2013

Nate Mohler
Bishop Miege High School
Kansas City, Mo. 
 
 


2016
Mico Janicijevic
Missouri Baptist
University
St. Louis, Mo.


2015
Tyler Keith
Mount Mercy University
Cross Country
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
2014

Nathane Simniok
College of the Ozarks
Cross Country
Point Lookout, Mo. 
 
2013

Darcy Mascotti
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, Ky. 
    
2013

Danielle Hoop
University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, Ky.