We are excited to be hosting our 102nd Annual Meeting virtually, on Monday, January 25, 2021. This will be our take on the CMA Awards and highlight all of the things you love about our annual event. You will get to experience a pre-show that will feature interviews and a reflection on the year of 2020. Then our main event will give you a chance to hear from our awarded keynote speaker and let you celebrate our local businesses and individuals that help make Kearney one of the best places to live, work, and play. One thing that won't be missing from your experience is the delicious meal from Younes Hospitality as it is included with your ticket.
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**More information about dinner pick-up to follow**
Keynote Speaker: Will Shields
"To me, that was the biggest piece; being accountable to the guys you were playing with. You wanted to perform at a high level, and (by playing in every game) you got a chance to do that.”
Will Shields, a 6’3”, 320-pound guard out of Nebraska, was drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was placed into the lineup in his first NFL game after the team’s starting left guard Dave Szott suffered an injury. He started every game from that point through his retirement after the 2006 season. Shields never missed a game during his 14-season career and his 224 games played and 223 starts are franchise records.
As a rookie he helped the Chiefs to an 11-5-0 mark and the AFC Western Division crown. It marked the first division title for Kansas City since 1971. In all, the Chiefs won four division titles and made six playoff appearances during Shields’ career.
He earned his first Pro Bowl berth following the 1995 season and embarked on a string of 12 straight AFC-NFC Pro Bowl berths that ran through the end of his career. He was named first-team All-Pro in 1999, 2002, and 2003 and picked as a second-team All-Pro choice four other times. Shields was named All-AFC seven times including in each of his final six seasons.
Shields was the anchor of an offensive line that helped the Chiefs field potent offenses. He and his linemates helped Kansas City lead the entire NFL in total yards gained in 2004 and 2005. They also topped the AFC in that category in 2003. In 1994, he and his linemates established a franchise record by allowing a mere 19 sacks.
He is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He joined Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas in 1999 as the only active players to be named to the Chiefs’ 40th Anniversary Team. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Shields currently owns and operates 68 Inside Sports, a gymnasium and sports facility, in Overland Park, Kansas. Shields is married to his wife Senia. They have one daughter, and two sons. The Shields family resides in Overland Park, Kansas.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE
Sponsorship Deadline: January 15th
This TV style format will put your brand right in front of our viewers. Checkout all of the different ways you can be seen at this major event!
Platinum Sponsorship $1,500:
5 - 30 seconds or less Commercial Slots
6 Dinners from Younes
Link to Stream Event
Company Logo on Marketing Materials
Gold Sponsorship $1,000:
3 - 30 seconds or less Commercial Slots
4 Dinners from Younes
Link to Stream Event
Company Name on Marketing Materials
Commercial Sponsorship $100:
1 - 30 seconds or less Commercial Slots
**All commercials need to be submitted to the marketing team by 1/15**
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY
Tickets are available to purchase on EventBrite.com. This year you can enjoy our Annual Meeting from the comfort of your own home! Check out our ticket options below and what they include.
Annual Meeting Ticket $50.00+$4.67 Fee (per person) - Sales end on Jan 22, 2021
Your Annual Meeting Ticket includes:
- Younes Meal: New York Steak Strip, Asparagus, Twice Baked Mash Potatoes, Bread, and Cheesecake
**Note: If you would like to opt out of the meal the cost of the ticket remains the same, a portion of funds from your ticket will then be donated back into the Kearney community**
- Admission into the Virtual Event
- 1 Entry into the Special Raffle
Watch Party $350.00+$22.94 Fee - Sales end on Jan 22, 2021
Looking for a little of that traditional Annual Meeting feel? Host a watch party!
This ticket includes 8 meals from Younes and admission into the event!
Younes Meal Includes:
- New York Steak Strip, Twice Baked Mash Potatoes, Asparagus, Bread, and Cheesecake
- 8 Entries into a Special Raffle
For more information, please contact Megan or Stacey.