For the Chiefs December 13, 2018, game against the San Diego Chargers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected John Lair, President and CEO of Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Lair received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Tony Adams before touring the Chiefs broadcast booth and enjoying the game.
“I am extremely humbled to be honored as a Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion,” said Lair, President and CEO of SOKS. “This is a great opportunity for others to hear about the rich experiences that Special Olympics can bring to their lives. To be recognized for doing what I love hopefully will inspire others to follow their dreams.”
With involvement in the organization dating back to his college days at Pittsburg State University, Lair has served as a volunteer with SOKS for more than 22 years. Certified as a coach in 16 different sports, he not only has served locally but also has traveled to three World Games and three U.S. Games throughout his tenure.