For the Chiefs January 12, 2019, playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Mayor James received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Chiefs Ambassador Dante Hall before touring the Chiefs broadcast booth and enjoying the game.
“We are thrilled to honor Mayor Sly James as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion,” said Christina Lively, Blue KC’s Department Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “His dedication to important issues and causes has made our city a better place for citizens of all ages, and we are pleased to recognize him for his dedication to public service.”
Born and raised in Kansas City, Mayor Sly James took over as Kansas City mayor in 2011 after enjoying a successful legal career that spanned almost three decades. Throughout his time in office, James has made significant improvements to the community in a variety of areas, but has focused largely on a handful of key issues, one of which has been education.