Based on a report from the Kansas Metropolis Star, two Kansas Metropolis Chiefs shall be honored by the Kansas Metropolis Sports activities Fee through the annual Kansas Metropolis Sports activities Awards (introduced by Populous) on the Marriott Muehlebach Tower in downtown Kansas Metropolis on June 8.
Chiefs defensive deal with Chris Jones has been chosen the because the fee’s sportsman of the yr. He’s coming off a profession season the place he was named to the primary squad of the Related Press All-Professional staff. He registered 15.5 sacks — matching his 2018 season — whereas additionally gathering 44 tackles (30 solo, 17 for loss), 29 quarterback hits, 4 passes defended and two compelled fumbles.
Kansas Metropolis Common supervisor Brett Veach has been named the fee’s govt of the yr. After individuals throughout the NFL universe believed the Chiefs could be in a “rebuilding yr” after buying and selling vast receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, Veach’s offseason strikes helped the staff lead the league in each offensive factors and yards for the primary time since 2018 — and win its third Tremendous Bowl in 4 seasons. In that recreation, 9 of Veach’s 2022 draft picks performed vital roles.
Kansas State head basketball coach Jerome Tang was chosen as coach of the yr after main the Wildcats — picked to complete final within the Massive 12 — to 26 general victories and the Elite Eight of the NCAA Event.
KC Present midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta has been chosen as sportswoman of the yr after main the staff in targets and factors because the Present reached the NWSL’s championship recreation in solely its second season.
Kansas Metropolis architect Ron Labinski — who died in January at 85 — is being given the fee’s legacy award. Throughout his profession, he labored on the design of Arrowhead Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and Oracle Park in San Francisco.
Journalist Grant Wahl — a Kansas Metropolis native who died in December on the age of 48 whereas protecting World Cup in Qatar — has been chosen because the fee’s neighborhood champion.
A non-profit group based in 1966, the Kansas Metropolis Sports activities Fee works to draw, retain and facilitate native and nationwide sporting occasions in Kansas Metropolis, which helps to meet its mission to reinforce the realm’s high quality of life and financial success.