Kansas Metropolis’s star defensive deal with and distinguished normal supervisor are being acknowledged by the native nonprofit.
In keeping with 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 (offered 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 12 months. 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 accumulating 44 tackles (30 solo, 17 for loss), 29 quarterback hits, 4 passes defended and two compelled fumbles.
Kansas Metropolis Basic supervisor Brett Veach has been named the fee’s govt of the 12 months. After folks throughout the NFL universe believed the Chiefs can be in a “rebuilding 12 months” after buying and selling extensive 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 12 months after main the Wildcats — picked to complete final within the Huge 12 — to 26 total victories and the Elite Eight of the NCAA Event.
KC Present midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta has been chosen as sportswoman of the 12 months 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 satisfy its mission to reinforce the world’s high quality of life and financial success.