Sports & Recreation

For Immediate Release - Volleyball Beach to Open Country’s Largest Air Dome

Oct. 8, 2015

For Immediate Release VOLLEYBALL BEACH TO OPEN LARGEST AIR DOME IN THE COUNTRY FOR FALL & WINTER SAND VOLLEYBALL. LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR NOV. 1st – JAN. 8th SEASON. On Sunday, November 1, 2015, Volleyball Beach in Martin City will welcome league play in Kansas City’s first ever winter sand volleyball home within their new heated air dome. Warmed ...

Green at Heart Yoga Hike offered on Oct. 31 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Oct. 8, 2015

Experience the power of a walk in nature fused with the awareness of yoga during an adult fitness program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. The program is called Green at Heart Yoga Hike and is for ages 16 and older. Participants can workout ...

KAMO Adventures hosts third-annual Stockton Lake fishing trip.

Oct. 6, 2015

10/05/2015 - Kansas City, MO Continuing the 5th year of engaging and encouraging wounded and disabled veterans, KAMO Adventures was excited for the 3rd annual fishing trip at Stockton Lake. On Thursday, September 24th, three Vietnam Veterans and 2 Iraq Veterans met at the farm in Jerico Springs for a weekend of fishing and camaraderie. On September 25th - 26th, ...

Fall Trout Stockings planned at two JCPRD lakes on Oct. 28

Oct. 1, 2015

Come watch as 3,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late October. The fall stockings will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at each respective lake's boat ramp. Stocking of about 1,000 pounds of trout at Kill Creek Park will begin at 2:30 p.m., and stocking of about 2,000 ...

50 Plus plans fall Adventure Walk on the Konza Prairie on Oct. 21

Oct. 1, 2015

An opportunity to walk on the Konza Prairie Trail near Manhattan, Kan., is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October. The program is called Konza Prairie Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Konza Prairie preserves 8,616 acres of prairie winding through the Flint ...

Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on Oct. 17

Oct. 1, 2015

Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Learn the basic skills of using a topographic map and a magnetic compass in ...


Sept. 30, 2015

Maya Yoga, Kansas City’s Ashtanga Yoga Studio, is committed to building a stronger Crossroads community. This top rated studio will offer its Introduction to Ashtanga yoga class in Spanish. At the reduced price of $5.50, it is the perfect opportunity to better your health and well-being in a non-competitive atmosphere. Instructor, Karen Lisondra, will teach the 60-min class Saturday mornings ...

The Whole Person Presents Accessible Outdoor Sporting Event

Sept. 29, 2015

Contact: Mary Pat Mahoney 816-627-2203 (direct) KANSAS CITY, MO. — On Oct. 9, The Whole Person (TWP) will present Cast ‘N Blast, an accessible outdoor sporting event for people with disabilities. Hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, this annual event is free to TWP’s consumers and features outdoor recreation such as fishing, archery and air rifle target shooting. ...

Girls on the Run Kansas City Receives Grant Award from Hospital Hill Run Foundation

Sept. 29, 2015

Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City is proud to be a recipient of funds raised by the Hospital Hill Run Foundation. In spring 2015, Hospital Hill Run Foundation awarded Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City a grant in the amount of $20,000 to help fund the fall 2015 program. The funding will be used for scholarships ...

Julie Golob Awarded U.S. IPSC Ladies National Title in Classic 1911 Division

Sept. 23, 2015

Decorated Ladies Shooting Champion Claims 8th International Practical Shooting Confederation Title KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Team Smith & Wesson’s Captain Julie Golob, secures her 8th International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) title at the United States IPSC National Championships hosted by the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, FL. Fresh off a Second Overall finish at the United States Practical Shooting Association ...

Figure Skaters to Compete

Sept. 23, 2015

Two metropolitan figure skating clubs collaborate to welcome 500+ athletes to the Independence Events Center this October. Heartland Figure Skating Club and Kansas City Figure Skating Club are proud to co-host the 2016 Southwestern Regional Figure Skating Championships and the 2015 Southwestern Nine States Championships; October 3rd-7th, 2015 at the Independence Events Center in Independence, MO. Heartland Figure Skating Club’s ...


Sept. 23, 2015

Missouri Rhythm vs Whiteman Airforce Base The Missouri Rhythm kicks off the 2015/2016 with a exhibition game against the Whiteman Airforce Base. The Rhythm is a key member of the Iconic American Basketball Association. This game serves as an opportunity to enjoy a great family friendly event, and also acknowledge the brave men, and women that serve our country. The ...

Combination Fitness Class with Caregiver Education on Oct. 9 is next in new Dementia Friendly series

Sept. 18, 2015

A Combination Fitness Class with Caregiver Education is the next entry in a new Dementia Friendly series of programs being introduced by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall. This program is being presented in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of Kansas City on Friday, Oct. 9. “Knowing that exercise has positive effects on the brain, I wanted ...

Next Wednesday Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to Cedar Crest on Oct. 7

Sept. 18, 2015

Beautiful trails near the Kansas governor's mansion are the next destination in the fall series of monthly Wednesday Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Fall Strolling and the next outing on Oct. 7 will take participants to Topeka's Cedar Crest, the Kansas Governor’s Mansion (barcode 29828). ...

Spots Still Available for Park University’s Golf Scramble on Oct. 12 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City

Sept. 15, 2015

The 2014 Park University Golf Scramble, a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the University’s Athletics Wall of Honor induction ceremony and breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun ...

Cops BOX Firefighters for Charity!

Sept. 14, 2015

WHAT: The 10th Annual Police vs Fire charity-boxing event, Guns 'N Hoses WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015 7p-10p WHERE: Kansas City Convention Center - Grand Ballroom WHY: 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment (SAFE) fund General Admission: $25 SAFE was created to provide the comfort of financial support for the surviving spouses ...

Fit Formula Turns ONE - Get Stretchy. Get Sweaty. Get Happy

Sept. 11, 2015

Brookside’s boutique yoga and fitness studio, Fit Formula, is celebrating a sweaty, stretchy, and happy first year in business on September 26th. The anniversary, which will coincide with National Family Health and Fitness Day, will be three-tiered, including a family run, outdoor yoga, and post-workout mimosas in-studio. The day will begin with the Family Run at 8:00 am along the ...

Rockhurst University President to Discuss 500-Mile Walking Pilgrimage

Sept. 9, 2015

Rockhurst University President the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J., will discuss the physical challenge and spiritual fulfillment of his approximately 500-mile walk through France and Spain during the inaugural College of Health and Human Services Lecture Series, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium on the Rockhurst University campus. Fr. Curran’s presentation will revolve around his ...

Public Hayride offered on Sept. 27 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park

Sept. 9, 2015

In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit. The first of two Public Hayrides being offered this fall will take place on Sunday, Sept. ...

Children’s Program To Get Boost with Fourth Annual 5K

Sept. 3, 2015

Tri-County Mental Health Services will hold its fourth annual Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk Sept. 19 at Happy Rock Park, 7600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone. Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk at 8:30 a.m. followed shortly after by walkers. The event is held on the beautiful trail through parts of the original Maple Woods forest. A ...

Model Mugging: Self Defense Workshop

Sept. 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Ritu Nanos, Proprietor Email (816) 756-1340, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, October 3 Time: 2 - 6 p.m. AKKA-KarateUSA-Westport 4030 Broadway KCMO 64111 Model Mugging: Self Defense Workshop My name is Ritu Nanos. I am a woman. I am a 4th degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. And, I am the owner ...


Aug. 31, 2015

WHAT: Created as a desire to help those affected by the Joplin tornados in 2011, the now annual Labor Day weekend tournament is entering its fifth year and raises money for local Kansas City area children’s charities. The first year event raised more than $5,700 for the Joplin High School baseball team and the event has exceeded $60,000 over the ...

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