2 Chiefs to be honored in KC Sports Commission’s annual awards

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The Kansas City Sports Commission has announced their honorees for the 48th edition of the KC Sports Awards. Two members of the Kansas City Chiefs have been selected to receive honors according to a press release.

Here’s a look at the full list of honorees:

  • Polsinelli Sportsman of the Year – Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

  • Spire Sportswoman of the Year – Lee’s Summit North Shortstop Kinsey Fiedler

  • McCownGordon Construction Executive of the Year – Chiefs team president Mark Donovan

  • Burns & McDonnell Coach of the Year – Terry English – Bishop Miege Girls Basketball Head Coach

  • Children’s Mercy Community Champion – Bob Kendrick – Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

  • T-Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award – Larry Wilcox – Benedictine College Head Coach

Kelce joins Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu, becoming the third consecutive Chiefs player to receive the Sportsman of the Year honors since 2019. Kelce had a prolific 2020 campaign, where he broke the NFL’s single-season record for yards (1,416) by a tight end in just 15 games played. He also earned Pro Bowl and unanimous First-Team All-Pro honors en route to his second straight Super Bowl appearance. He also found time for activism and community service off the field, as he was nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year honors.

Donovan runs the business side of the Chiefs organization and is rarely recognized for his contributions. He helped guide the team through unprecedented and challenging times during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. He joins Brett Veach as the second consecutive Chiefs executive to win this award.

The awards ceremony will air on KMCI 38 on Friday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. CT, where both Kelce and Donovan will be presented with their awards. Viewers may also stream the awards live at kshb.com/live on that date.