2017-2018 Awards Luncheon: May 15, 2018

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.

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


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

Legendary past Keynote Speakers

Jerry Colangleo Dayton Moore Tom Watson Tom Osborne

Sponsorship Opportunities

Purchase a table or sponsorship  |  Sponsorship Benefits

Mutual of Omaha

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.

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