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What This Ward Family Did to Welcome Home Their Super Bowl Champion, Daniel Sorensen

by | Feb. 04, 2020

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After the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win in Miami, safety Daniel Sorensen's ward family reached out to Bishop Jonathan Jardine to welcome the Latter-day Saint back home.

"I put one of our most amazing party planners on it and she was off! She secretly planned it through Danny's wife and their babysitter and I sent out an email to the ward family,"  Jardine told LDS Living.

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When the plane was delayed by an hour, the ward family went to Bishop Jardine's house to stay warm. After Sorensen landed they circled back to Sorenson's house. 

Below are pictures and videos showing the welcome home from Monday night. 

Ward members gather for a group photo with Super Bowl champion Daniel Sorensen (center, grey hoodie). 

When Sorensen arrived, the "Tomahawk Chop" chant broke out when he exited his truck. Kansas City Chiefs fans frequently chant the "Tomahawk Chop" during games. In 2014, the chant set a Guinness World Record in 2014 for the loudest crowd roar. 

This video is a time-lapse showing Sorensen's arrival.

After arriving home, Sorensen spent over an hour signing autographs for the children and youth of his ward. 

Sorensen also took photos with members of his ward family. 


Kelly Mulliner (center) organized the welcome home party for Sorensen. In this photo, she poses with Sorensen's wife, Whitney (right), and Amanda Peterson (left), a former BYU Soccer player. 

Verlinda Jardine remembers when the Kansas City Chiefs last won the Super Bowl 50 years ago. She was thrilled to celebrate her team's Super Bowl win.


Photos and videos courtesy of Bishop Jonathan Jardine
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Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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