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July 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Brian Beach

On July 7, 2018, Olathe North senior Brian Beach was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Brian is an incredible student-athlete,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Blue KC. “He represents everything we look for when…

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The Blue KC Bees Are Back in Action

Warmer weather is finally here! For some, that means fun outdoor activities and planning vacations. For Chef Kyle Williams of the Live Blue Kitchen + Café, it means the Blue KC bees are finally back in action. But a long winter resulted in a difficult time for the hive. “It’s really been an experiment this…

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June 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kara Schoff

In just four years as a special education teacher at Truman High School in Independence, Mo., Kara Schoff has been referred to as “a positive force in her school and community,” “the total package” and simply an “amazing teacher and person.” She’s also been recognized as both the building and the district teacher of the…

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May 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Isabella Line

Isabella Line will always remember the words of her great-grandmother. “Can’t never did anything,” she’d tell Isabella, a junior at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas. And now, Isabella is taking that advice and putting it to good use for the betterment of her school and the lives of her peers. “That phrase reminds…

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Turn a Working Lunch into a Walking Lunch

Yes, it can be hard to find time in your schedule to squeeze in some physical activity. However, walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise. And here’s your perfect opportunity to get started. Wednesday, April 25 is the 10th annual National Walk @ Lunch Day sponsored by Blue Cross…

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April 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Lisa Painter

Every weekday morning, P.E. teacher and track coach Lisa Painter greets the elementary students of Kansas City Christian School as they get out of their parents’ cars. Carrying her signature smile, she makes sure that the students are welcomed to the building for the day and are received by a friendly face. “If my children…

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March 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Brooke Wiens

In a school where 18 countries are represented and 21 languages are spoken, Brooke Wiens is in a very important role. Thankfully, she loves it…and loves her students, their families and the community at Crestview Elementary School, in the North Kansas City School District. Now in her fourth year at Crestview, Wiens serves the student…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Matt Besler

For the Chiefs January 6th playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Sporting KC and U.S. National Team defender Matt Besler as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Besler was recognized on the field and conducted the ceremonial first pass…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Slacker

For the Chiefs December 24th matchup against the Miami Dolphins, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected KCFX 101 the Fox radio show host Slacker as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Slacker received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Tim Grunhard…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Scott Poore and Dr. Bill Busch

We’re spotlighting two Kansas Citians who were recently honored as Chiefs Kingdom Champions. Scott Poore For the Chiefs December 10 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Scott Poore, founder of Adopt Don’t Shop KC, to be honored as the Blue KC Chiefs…

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