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Late Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt gets into another Hall of Fame

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Sporting KC announced that the late Lamar Hunt would be one of three inducted into the club's Hall of Honor on Friday.


There is hardly a sport Lamar Hunt touched that has not yet included him in their Hall of Fame, including pro football, soccer and tennis. Soon, the Hunt family will add one more honor to the lengthy list: Sporting KC's Hall of Honor.

The Kansas City soccer team made the announcement on Tuesday that Lamar Hunt would be among three people inducted into the Sporting KC Hall of Honor.

Lamar's son and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt will be on hand this Friday for the ceremony.

"My family and I are thrilled that my father Lamar will be inducted into the Sporting Legends hall of honor this weekend," Clark Hunt said.

"Although he always shied away from individual accolades, I know that this honor would have been especially meaningful to him, because of his unwavering affection for the sports fans in Kansas City and his unbridled passion for the sport of soccer in the United States.

"We are very grateful to our partners and friends at Sporting KC for recognizing Lamar, and we look forward to the ceremony at beautiful Sporting Park this Friday."

Hunt, who used to own the Wizards before they became Sporting KC, was one of the most important advocates of soccer in America.