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2019

Blue KC and Sporting KC Honor Local Kindergarten Teacher

July 6, 2019

On July 6, 2019, Earl Lawson Elementary School (Leavenworth) kindergarten teacher Kelsey Stimatze was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan.

“Kelsey Stimatze is making education both effective and fun for her…

Final Senior CLASS Award of the 2018-19 Season Awarded to Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum

June 14, 2019

All-American Mississippi State outfielder Jake Mangum has been selected as the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® winner in baseball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community,…

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Announces 2019 Hall of Game Class

May 7, 2019

In its sixth induction class, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) has selected four baseball legends to be inducted into its “Hall of Game.” The announcement was made during a press conference held at the NLBM today.

This year’s class includes multi-year All-Star and Gold Glove and…

Holley Named Blue KC Coaches with Character Honoree

April 12, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the “C” You in the Major Leagues Foundation (CYITML) have announced that Larry Holley—the recently retired men’s basketball coach of William Jewell College—will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Royals game as the April Blue…

North Carolina’s Luke Maye Wins 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award for Men’s Basketball

April 5, 2019

All-American forward Luke Maye of North Carolina has been selected as the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I men’s basketball. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I men’s basketball coaches, national basketball media and fans, is given annually to the most…

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson Wins 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award for Women’s Basketball

April 4, 2019

First-team AP All-American center Megan Gustafson of Iowa has been selected as the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I women’s basketball. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I women’s basketball coaches, national basketball media and fans, is given annually…

NFL’s Top Players and Coaches Named Recipients of the 49th Annual 101 Awards

January 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 24, 2019) – First-year sensation Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and new NFL career passing yards leader Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints—the two players who have dominated the NFL MVP conversations—have captured the offensive player awards from The…