Champions of Character® Fundraiser



2020 Awards & Virtual Fundraiser

Save the Date: June 24, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Quickly becoming a Kansas City tradition, the Champions of Character® Foundation Awards & Fundraiser 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.

Click here for a recap of the 2019 Luncheon featuring Indiana Fever great, Tamika Catchings.

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

Legendary Past Keynote Speakers

Tamika Catchings
Jay Bilas
Jerry Colangleo
Dayton Moore
Tom Watson
Tom Osborne

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Relation Insurance


Mutual of Omaha


Children's Mercy Hospital Center for Sports Medicine
Executive Hills
Husch Blackwell
Missouri Bank
PNC Bank


J.E. Dunn
Morgan Family
Park University
Veracity Consulting


Benedictine University
Dimensional Innovations
Haverty Family Foundation
KC Life

Mark Nelson, CPA
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Ottawa University
Pure Workplace Solutions

Support a Student-Athlete Today!

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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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