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Lamar Hunt Jr. Featured on Kansas City Week in Review

Lamar Hunt Jr. and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir were recently featured on KCPT's Kansas City Week In Review. Lamar Hunt Jr. discussed his ECHL team the Missouri Mavericks and the re-branding of the Independence Events Center.


Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/13/2015 -- KCPT recently featured Lamar Hunt Jr. and the Independence, MO Mayor Eileen Weir on the weekly series Kansas City Week In Review. Weird and Hunt were featured on the show to discuss the recently renamed Independence Events Center, now known as the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Lamar Hunt Jr. also discussed the purchase of his ECHL team and the future of the Missouri Mavericks hockey in Kansas City.

The Silverstein Eye Centers Arena was announced as the new name for the Missouri Mavericks home center arena in a press conference held September 30th. Located 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City, the arena features the Centerpoint Community Ice and expects to see over 500,000 people visit the arena this year. The 5,800 seat arena features entertainment events, sports games, and is open for private rentals with a full service concession stand and pro skate shop.

The Missouri Mavericks will play the Wichita Thunder for their first home game of the season at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Saturday, October 24th at 7:05 pm. Single game tickets and mini ticket packs are available for purchase at the box office or online at For more information visit

About KCPT
KCPT is the Kansas City Public Television station, a 501(c) 3 organization. KCPT is a PBS member station and broadcasts some PBS material on their no-commercial station. The station regularly features children's programming and national PBS prime-time shows from the PBS common carriage lineup. The highest priorities for the station are to show local KCPT productions and PBS common carriage programming. The station makes determinations on what to play based on: subject matter, production quality, journalistic or artistic integrity, community value, audience appeal, local relevance, viewer feedback and cultural significance.

About Lamar Hunt Jr.
Lamar Hunt, Jr. founded and participates in the Loretto Companies group that includes the Kansas City based private charitable organization Loretto Foundation, LLC. One of the major goals of the foundation, besides making contributions to charities, is to educate the public about what the Christian faith has to say about business and our work in the world. Hunt is also the owner of the Independence, MO hockey team the Missouri Mavericks, LLC (member of the East Coast hockey League).