Blue KC Sporting Samaritans make a difference. Nominate a student or teacher today.

In Kansas City, we love our sports. We love Sporting Kansas City. And yes, we love our Blue KC Sporting Samaritans.

Blue KC Sporting Samaritans make our community a better place to live, work and play. They’re the students and the teachers who have a positive impact and influence on their schools. To us, they’re super stars.

Blue KC Sporting Samaritans are selected from nominations submitted by Sporting KC fans. They are recognized during pregame festivities at Children’s Mercy Park, and are then spotlighted on The winning honoree and three guests get a behind-the-scenes experience, four game tickets, a parking pass and a $50 Sporting Style Gift Card.

Matt Besler is right with us. He’s not just a Sporting Kansas City defender, he’s the program’s Brand Ambassador. “It’s been a privilege to be part of the Blue KC Sporting Samaritans,” Besler explains. “I had a number of outstanding teachers who helped me get to where I am today, and it’s great to be able to celebrate those who are making a difference in the classroom and helping students realize their potential, while being an example to their peers.”

Do you know someone who’d make a great Blue KC Sporting Samaritan? Kick it around a bit, and if you have a nominee, let us know. If your honoree is chosen, you’ll get two tickets to the recognition game, a parking pass, plus a $25 Sporting Style Gift Card.