2013 Luncheon Information

The inaugural Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon will be held on Nov. 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom.

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Join the NAIA for the Inaugural Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon. Co-Chaired by Mark Donovan, President, Kansas City Chiefs; Dayton Moore, General Manager, Kansas City Royals and Robb Heineman, CEO, Sporting Club, this luncheon celebrates 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. 

2013 Keynote Speaker

      Tom Osborne
Former three sport NAIA student-athlete at Hastings College (Neb.); athletics director emeritus at the University of Nebraska; Hall of Fame football coach with three national and 13 conference championships; former member of Congress and author of five books about sports and character.

2013 Honorary Chairs

     Dayton Moore, General Manager, Kansas City Royals
Mark Donovan, President, Kansas City Chiefs 
Robb Heineman, CEO, Sporting Club

Luncheon Emcee

     Michael Coleman, Sports Director, KCTV5 

2013 Character Awards

  2013 High School Student-Athlete of the Year - Nate Mohler, Bishop Miege High School (Kan.) 
2013 College Student-Athlete of the Year - Darcy Mascotti and Danielle Hoop, University of Cumberlands (Ky.)
2013 Coach of Character - Tricia Lillygren, Lee's Summit North High School (Mo.)
2013 Company of Character - The Curry Company (Mo.)
2013 Citizen of Character -  William Stueck - Suburban Lawn and Garden


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