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Sports Medicine team joins with WIN for KC to honor teen's anti-bullying efforts

WIN for KC

The WIN for KC women’s sports award celebration on Thursday took place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

More than 1,500 attended this brilliant affair to honor and encourage women’s athletics, an event that if not unique to Kansas City almost certainly is so in its scope and depth and emphasis.

Then came 13-year-old Claire Tietgen, whose story was beautifully told by Star columnist Sam Mellinger last year but continues to bear mention as one of overcoming bullying that left her writing suicide notes. The winner of the Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award seized control of her life through mixed martial arts and now campaigns against such abuse in part with the help of celebrities she has convinced to share their own experiences.

Read the full story about the WIN for KC Celebration via The Kansas City Star.

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