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Lamar Hunt Jr Sharron Hunt Clark Hunt Dan Hunt

The Chiefs are owned by the families of Lamar's four children: Lamar Hunt Jr., Sharron L. Hunt, Clark K. Hunt, and Daniel L. Hunt. (left to right above)

Club Founder

Lamar Hunt

Lamar Hunt

Hunt is universally recognized as one of the greatest sportsmen in American history. No one would have savored the 50th anniversary celebrations for the American Football League and the Chiefs franchise in 2009 or the celebration of the team's 50th season in Kansas City during 2012 more than Hunt, the individual who served as the guiding force behind the formation of both football entities. Hunt served as a positive influence on the game for 47 years dating back to his inception of the American Football League in 1959. He was the first AFL figure to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972, a remarkable feat considering he became involved in the game just 13 years earlier. As the catalyst who brought together the whimsically named "Foolish Club" comprised of the eight original AFL owners, Hunt's "impossible dream" became a reality when his fledgling league took the field for the 1960 season.

Club History


The Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc. (the "Chiefs" or the "Club") was founded in 1959 by Lamar Hunt. The Club was initially known as the Dallas Texans and was a charter member of the American Football League (the "AFL"). It relocated from Dallas to Kansas City and assumed its current name in 1963. The Chiefs joined the National Football League (the "NFL") when the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970.

Hunt Family Foundation


The Hunt Family Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism. In order to maximize financial support, the Hunt Family Foundation gives priority to organizations that demonstrate a major programmatic focus and commitment to the service of children's health and wellness, children and families in crisis, civic responsibility, and the legacy of the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL.

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Honoring Norma Hunt

Honoring Norma Hunt

The matriarch of the Hunt Family and the Kansas City Chiefs, Norma Hunt left an indelible mark as a wife, mother and friend. Her zest for life and her passion for Chiefs football live on in the hearts and minds of Chiefs Kingdom. Throughout the 2023 season, the Chiefs will wear a patch in her honor, celebrating the life and legacy of the First Lady of Pro Football.