2014 Luncheon

The Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon will be held on Oct.. 29, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom.

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


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The NAIA for the Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon celebrating the character values of those who make a difference in the culture of sport and in our community. We will honor five awardees; high school student-athlete of the year, college student-athlete of the year, citizen of character, company of character and coach of character. 

2014 Keynote Speaker

      Tom Watson
Golf legend and Kansas City native, Tom Watson has always been a respected sportsman and spokesman for the sport of golf. In his career, Tom has won 39 times on the PGA tour with an aggressive, fast-paced style that has earned him six PGA Player of the Year Awards. He received the U.S. Golf Association’s prestigious Bob Jones Award for distinguished sportsmanship in 1987 and is a member of the PGA World Hall of Fame.
2014 Character Awards

High School Student-Athlete of Character - Bianca and Francesca Viazzoli, BV West
Collegiate Student-Athlete of Character - Nathane Simniok, College of the Ozarks
Coach of Character-Tim Callaghan - Shawnee Mission West
Company of Character - Geiger Ready Mix
Citizen of Character - Paul Barnds