Sports & Recreation

24th Annual TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon

July 14, 2016

The 24th Annual TRiKC Longview Jr Triathlon presented by Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Longview Community Center, for youth ages 1-17. The race will consist of five individual events and two team events each consisting of swimming, biking and running - and will provide hundreds of area children the opportunity ...


July 14, 2016

This season begins the next chapter in the storied life of one of Kansas City’s true sports legends, Len Dawson. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster will reduce his role on the Chiefs Radio Network after 31 seasons as the team’s color analyst. Dawson will continue to offer his commentary and analysis alongside Voice of the Chiefs ...

The Lodge of Four Seasons Announces Fall Perks Program for Meetings and Conventions

July 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Bondurant,, 573-230-4711, Twitter @jennybondurant LAKE OZARK, MO – The Lodge of Four Seasons announced today a fall perks program for meetings and conventions booked at the waterfront resort, on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. The Lodge’s “Pick Your Perks” program rewards businesses and other organizations based on the peak ...

Breaking Boundaries on the Water

July 11, 2016

For Immediate Release CONTACT: Sarah A. Murphy Communications and Volunteer Liaison The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) 816-751-7901 office 816-645-9184 cell Breaking Boundaries on the Water Regaining Independence through Adaptive Water Sports Smithville, MO (July 15, 2016) - The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) will be hosting a day of adaptive water sports for individuals 16 years ...

Golf Classic to benefit The Mission Project health programs

July 8, 2016

MISSION, Kan. (July 8, 2016) – The Mission Project’s Golf Classic 2016 is set for Monday, Sept. 19, at Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe, Kan. A $150 ticket gets each golfer lunch and dinner, green fees, drinks and snacks delivered to the course, cart fee and use of the driving range. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun ...

Great American Family Campout is July 30 & 31 in Shawnee Mission Park

July 7, 2016

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the ninth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities. This event is offered by the Children’s Services Department of the Johnson County Park & ...

50 Plus plans Adventure Walk on Riverwalk Trail near Junction City on July 27

July 7, 2016

Explore the north bank of the Republican River near Junction City during the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Riverwalk Trail Adventure Walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. The 4.8 mile trail, which winds along the Republican River from the outlet tubes of ...

Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 29 in Shawnee Mission Park

July 7, 2016

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is the name of the event, which is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29, beginning under ...

September through December issue of JCPRD Activities Catalog available after July 25

July 7, 2016

The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities Catalog will be online at on July 22 and in print form the week of July 25. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between September and December. This issue will ...

Park University Golf Scramble Set for Oct. 10 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City

July 6, 2016

The 2016 Park University Golf Scramble, a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. An awards program will be held immediately follow the completion of the tournament ...

The ‘Uber of Swim Lessons’ expands throughout to Missouri

July 6, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 1-888-950-7946 AquaMobile, known as the ‘Uber of Swim Lessons’ is excited to announce their expansion to Missouri. Founded by Diana Goodwin, AquaMobile is an on-demand at-home swim school which is the largest of its kind in North America. “A staggering 65% of Americans don’t know how to swim. I’ve made it my mission to ...

Kansas City Golf Association’ The Prairie Invitational tournament for female golfers scheduled July 25-July 26, 2016 at Loch Lloyd

July 1, 2016

KC area’s top female golfers to compete for the title of Best in the Midwest Lenexa, KAN (June 30, 2016) – The Kansas City Golf Association (KCGA) is hosting The Prairie Invitational women’s golf tournament July 25-26, 2016, at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd, 16750 Country Club Drive, at Village of Loch Lloyd, in Missouri, accord to Jacque Madison, ...

See a T-Bones game during Batter Up 50 Plus Social Outing on July 25

July 1, 2016

Check out Sizzle the Bull and the speedy T-Bones during a late July social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called Batter Up and will take participants to see the T-Bones play the Gary (Ind.) SouthShore RailCats at the Community America Ballpark at the Legends in Kansas ...

Schlitterbahn Waterpark is destination for new teen trip on July 23

July 1, 2016

Youth ages 12 to 16 can stay cool during a late July day trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Please register for this trip by July 18, as space is limited. This Schlitterbahn Waterpark Trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return ...

Construction projects expected to close parts of Gary L. Haller Trail into September

July 1, 2016

Two separate safety-related construction projects are slated to begin in mid-July and early August and are expected to close adjacent and overlapping northern portions of the Gary L. Haller Trail for six to eight weeks each. One project will close the Haller trail from its junction with the Charles J. Stump Memorial Park Trail Spur located immediately behind the Okun ...

Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on July 16 and 23

June 22, 2016

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities at Heritage Park and the third of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned during July. The Heritage Park overnight fishing opportunity is scheduled for July 16, while the one at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on July 23. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly ...

KC Swim Academy Swim Team Sends Three Swimmers to U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha

June 19, 2016

[Kansas City, KS] – Three members of the KC Swim Academy swim team will compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in Omaha, Nebraska on June 26 through July 3 to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. This is the highest amount that KC Swim Academy has ever qualified for the Olympic Trials. The three ...

Kansas Prairie Storm competes in Iowa Granny Basketball Tournament

June 18, 2016

For more information, contact: Michele Clark (785) 409-2791 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2016 Kansas Prairie Storm competes in Iowa Granny Basketball Tournament Player receives Most Valuable Granny Award West Des Moines, Iowa – Eight Kansas women, ages 55 to 82, from Lawrence and Topeka came together to compete last weekend in the 2016 Iowa Senior Games’ State Granny ...

Trail ride for Local Kids with Cancer

June 17, 2016

June 25th come out to Big River Ranch, Lexington,Mo for the 4th Annual Trailride for Childhood Cancer. All the funds raised go to helping families right here in Kansas City!! We have three families we are helping at the moment. More waiting for help! Bailey Bennett lost her battle at age 8 but we fight on to help other kids! ...


June 17, 2016

A Fundraiser to Help Youth Sports Programs KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) - The Kansas City Royals are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to bring Herschel Walker to town in support of the Clubs’ youth sports programs. Heisman Trophy winning, professional football player, sprinter, Olympic bobsledder and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker is ...

The National Center for Drug Free Sport Announces Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients

June 13, 2016

CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing.; 816.285.1423 KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 13, 2016) – In honor of the work that high school and collegiate certified athletic trainers perform to prevent drug abuse and to ensure fair and safe sport, The National Center for Drug Free Sport® (Drug Free Sport®) established the Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award in 2010. ...

Westminster College Seeking Players for New Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Teams

June 13, 2016

FULTON, MO, June 13, 2016 -- The Athletics Department of Westminster College is launching a nationwide search for student athletes to play for its new men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, which will take the field in the 2017 spring semester, it was announced today. The teams will schedule 10 to 12 games, including home games, away contests and tournaments. “The ...

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