KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In celebration of 50 years in Kansas City and in memory of team Founder Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs will recognize 50 outstanding Kansas Citians as Lamar Hunt Game Changers during the 2012 NFL season. Honorees will be recognized for the way they relentlessly pursued their passions and dreams.
“Lamar Hunt’s legacy stemmed from his vision, compassion, innovation, humility and his love for Kansas City,” said Chiefs President Mark Donovan. “This initiative was designed to honor special individuals that share those same qualities our founder embodied.”
The entire community will be represented in the list of honorees, which will include community volunteers, business and civic leaders, everyday heroes and well-known personalities. The list will also reflect the deep diversity of Kansas City with scholars, athletes, artists and pioneers in a wide range of fields.
All 50 Lamar Hunt Game Changers will be featured throughout the season on kcchiefs50.com with highlights of their achievements and contributions. In addition, each honoree will receive a special invitation to attend a Chiefs game at Arrowhead and a commemorative gift.
About Lamar Hunt
Lamar Hunt, the only American to be inducted into three different professional sports halls of fame, founded the Kansas City Chiefs, the American Football League, the Kansas City Wizards and Major League Soccer. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1999, the United States Soccer Federation changed the name of its oldest competition, the U.S. Open Cup, to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The NFL’s trophy for the champion of the American Football Conference is named in honor of Lamar Hunt. Hunt died in 2006 of prostate cancer. The Hunt family elected Clark Hunt to serve as Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs.