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  • Hunt family honored by Metropolitan Community College system

  • The Lamar Hunt family was recently honored by the Metropolitan Community College system for civic contributions and quiet philanthropy.

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  • The Lamar Hunt family was recently honored by the Metropolitan Community College system for civic contributions and quiet philanthropy.
    Clark Hunt took a break from NFL draft week to accept an award on behalf of his father, Lamar, and the rest of the Hunt family.
     The Five Star Award, bestowed by Metropolitan Community College, honors the Hunt family for their part in shaping Kansas City.
     The Hunts received the award at the MCC Foundation’s fourth annual Five Star Gala, which was April 21 at the Kansas City Convention Center. The gala, which raised money for student scholarships and special projects across MCC’s five campuses, included accolades from other Kansas City icons, including Len Dawson, Bill Dunn, Sr. and emcee Trent Green.
     The Hunt family was commended for their significant philanthropic, business and civic contributions to Kansas City. Green and Dawson spoke of Lamar Hunt’s humble and skilled leadership of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Dunn spoke of Hunt’s admirable business acumen and philanthropic nature.
     The Hunt family and MCC share a unique connection - the year Hunt brought the Chiefs to Kansas City is the same year MCC began its expansion from a junior college to a true regional community college. Now, 50 years later, the Hunt name in Kansas City is synonymous with sports and recreation and the MCC name is synonymous with accessible higher education and workforce training.
     Past honorees of the Five Star Award include Henry Bloch and the Henry W. Bloch Scholars program, the Francis family and the Francis Family Foundation and the Dunn family.
     

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