Event Information

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46th Annual 101 Awards

March 5, 2016
VIP Reception - 5:30
Dinner & Awards Presentations - 6:30
Westin Crown Center Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Black Tie
Show Hosts
Paul Burmeister - NBC Sports
James Lofton - WestwoodOne

101 Awards

AFC Offensive Player of the Year -  TBD, January, 2016
NFC Offensive Player of the Year -  TBD, January, 2016
AFC Defensive Player of the Year -  TBD, January, 2016
NFC Defensive Player of the Year -  TBD, January, 2016
AFC Coach of the Year - TBD, January, 2016
NFC Coach of the Year - TBD, January, 2016
Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football -TBD, January, 2016


Each national honoree will be presented with the prestigious 101 trophy from a football dignitary who has been instrumental in his career.  Clark Hunt will make the presentation of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football.

Chiefs Awards

Mack Lee Hill Award (Rookie of the Year) - TBD, Announced February 2016
Derrick Thomas Award (Most Valuable Player) -TBD, Announced February 2016

Tickets and Sponsorships

Attendance at the 101 Awards gala is comprised primarily of companies, organizations and individuals who are sponsors of the event. Four levels of sponsorship are available that include various benefits at the event as well as special opportunities with the Kansas City Chiefs. Click for Sponsorship information.

Tuxedo Rental

We are proud to partner with Men’s Wearhouse as sponsor of the 2016 101 Awards event.  For information on discounted tuxedo rentals, please click here. 

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The University of Kansas Hospital, a public authority that receives no local or state funding and, instead, relies on generous philanthropy and proper fiscal management. Since 2011 the 101 Awards has generated $815,000 for its beneficiaries.


Erik Miner, Premier Sports Management

46th Annual 101 Steering Committee

Joe Freeman –  Chairman
Amanda Adkins – Cerner
Scott Brouillette – BKD
Mike Brown – Burns & McDonnell
Brian Burns – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Chuck Caisley – Great Plains Energy / KCPL
Bill Chapin – Kansas City Chiefs
Sandy Cohen – Union Broadcasting, Inc.
Daniel Collinsworth – Papa John’s Pizza
Jim Dawson – Fairway Consulting Group
Gary Heise – Premier Sports Management
Brian Johnston – Sponsorship Focus
Kelly Kerns – Populous
Tracey Lewis – Commerce Bank
Marshall Lockton – Lockton Companies
Kevin Prenger – ECCO Select
CiCi Rojas – Central Exchange
Brandon Scarborough – Power Group