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Sam Lacey Recognition Plaque Unveiling
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Gregg Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way, Kansas City, MO 64108
Sam Lacey a distinguished citizen of Kansas City, Missouri passed away March 14, 2014 and will be honored at the Gregg Klice Community Center with a plaque permanently placed in the gymnasium.
The former NBA Basketball Player made Kansas City his home after his NBA career ended. Mr. Lacey was a member of the former Kansas City Kings between 1975 through 1985. The Kings franchise is now located in Sacramento, California. Mr. Lacey was an inspiration to many of the youth in the Kansas City region.
Who was Sam Lacey??
- One of the founding members of the Gregg Klice Community Center Advisory Committee
- Mentored many of the youth, boys and girls in Community; sponsored many basketball leagues around the city;
- Graduate of New Mexico State University; selected in the 1st round of the NBA
- Sam’s jersey number 44 is retired by the Sacramento Kings
- Gave of his time and resources to various causes in Kansas City