Event Information

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45th Annual 101 Awards

February 28, 2015
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 -  Antonio Brown & Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC Offensive Player of the Year -  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
AFC Defensive Player of the Year -  J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
NFC Defensive Player of the Year -  Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
AFC Coach of the Year - Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
NFC Coach of the Year - Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals
Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football - Paul Tagliabue


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 28th, 2015
Derrick Thomas Award (Most Valuable Player) -TBD, Announced February 28th, 2015

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 2015 101 Awards event.  For information on discounted tuxedo rentals, please click here. 

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Truman Medical Centers community health and wellness program. Since 2011 the 101 Awards has generated $665,000 for the TMC Charitable Foundation.


Erik Miner, Premier Sports Management

45th Annual 101 Steering Committee

Joe Freeman –  Chairman
Amanda Adkins – Cerner
Bucky Brooks – Copaken Brooks
Scott Brouillette – BKD
Mike Brown – Burns & McDonnell
Brian Burns – Blue Cross Blue Shield
Chuck Caisley – KCP&L
Bill Chapin – Kansas City Chiefs
Jim Dawson – Fairway Consulting Group
Gary Heise – Premier Sports Management
Kelly Kerns – Populous
Tracey Lewis – Commerce Bank
Kevin Prenger – Ecco Select
CiCi Rojas – The Central Exchange
Karlyn Wilkins – TMC Charitable Foundation