Sports & Recreation

Clifford H. Frazier Jr., former KC Chief and Hollywood actor, dies at 61

Aug. 20, 2014

(St. Louis, MO) - Clifford H. Frazier, Jr. was seemingly destined for a life lived among the giants of the world. Born on November 23, 1952 in St. Louis, County weighing in a whopping 9 lbs, 14 oz., he grew to become a larger than life figure on the football field, on the big and small screens of Hollywood and ...

New Beginners Pickleball Tournament is Sept. 13 at MAWSC’s Okun Fieldhouse

Aug. 20, 2014

Sept. 5 is the deadline for registering for a new mid-September Beginner Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Okun Fieldhouse, located in the Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. Pickleball is a ...

Kansas History Museum Trail is September destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program

Aug. 20, 2014

Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of three fall walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Fall Strolling and will kick off with a walk on Sept. 10 at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. This trail includes a wealth of information, a rope ...

Sept. 5 is registration deadline for Girls on the Run track program for grades 3-5

Aug. 20, 2014

Educating and preparing girls in grades three through five for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living is the goal of a track program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called Girls on the Run. Using a well-researched curriculum, the program teaches life lessons through fun interactive games combined with training for a ...

Students and Video Games

Aug. 18, 2014

Contact: Ian Higgs Phone: 816-529-7790 e-mail: HSEL.org@gmail.com HIGH SCHOOL e-SPORTS LEAGUE TO HOST THREE MONTH TOURNAMENT PROGRAM Kansas City, MO - Beginning Saturday, October 4th, High School students in the Kansas City metro area will rally at the MoKan Winter Program. Participation in the region's first e-gaming tournament will bring together students and video gaming in a controlled competitive environment. ...

3rd Annual KC Yoga Festival coming to Convention Center

Aug. 18, 2014

Contact: Leah Morgan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: (816) 213-1014 kcyogafest@gmail.com MC YOGI MAKES HIS KC DEBUT AT THE 3RD ANNUAL KANSAS CITY YOGA FESTIVAL All Kansas City Yogis will converge on the KC Convention Center Kansas City, MO- Two local yoga studio owners, Angie Eckenroth and Leah Morgan are excited to bring the yoga community together for a third year ...

Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self-Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 6

Aug. 14, 2014

A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation Self-Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 6. The Kansas City Royals, 99.7 The Point, and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District have teamed to present this free program. This award-winning program, which is being presented at Kauffman Stadium for the seventh year, ...

Fight hunger with your feet! KC Hunger Run Oct 11th at Unity Village

Aug. 10, 2014

Come join us for a great LOCAL cause! ALL proceeds from KC Hunger Run benefit ECS a 501(3)c organization which contributes LOCALLY to Back Snack, Meals on Wheels, and Culinary Cornerstones. The event appeals to new and experienced runners, as it is chip-timed on a USATF-certified 5K course on the scenic Unity Village campus. The event will include post-race food, ...

Biggest bass worth $70K at Lake of the Ozarks tourney

Aug. 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Win $70,000 in cash for one bass at the Lake of the Ozarks Fall Big Bass Bash Don't miss this year's premiere amateur bass fishing tournament, the Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash, which will be held on October 4-5, 2014. Over 200 places will be paid out totaling more than $215,000 in cash. Catch the ...

New Hip Hop Dance classes for youth and adults begin in early September

Aug. 7, 2014

Four new hip hop dance classes, including three for youth and one for adults, are being offered in early September by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The classes are: Hip Hop Children's Dance for ages five and older; Hip Hop Open for ages eight to 12; Hip Hop Advanced for ages eight to 16; and Adult Hip Hop ...

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Aug. 7, 2014

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Sept. 3 and Dec. 17. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two ...

Louis van Amstel of DWTS comes to Overland Park

Aug. 4, 2014

September 19-21 2014 grad slam 3 time world Champion Louis van Amstel will be bringing his Dance Fitness Program LaBlast to Kansas City. LaBlast is a dance fitness program based on all the dances Louis danced with his partners on 9 seasons of Dancing With the Stars! It draws upon all genres of music and it is accessible to all ...

Lenexa superintendent receives professional certification

Aug. 4, 2014

News Release August 4, 2014 Contact: Craig Smith, Director, Communications and Media Relations (800) 472-7878, ext. 4431 or csmith@gcsaa.org Lenexa superintendent receives professional certification Andy Klein, golf course superintendent at Falcon Ridge Golf Course, Lenexa, Kan., has earned the title of Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), a top designation currently held ...

Patriot Golf Days are Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills

July 30, 2014

Golfers who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers. This will be the eighth year the courses join in the nationwide observation of Patriot Golf Days. All proceeds ...

Registrations now being taken for New Hy-Vee Kids Triathlon on Aug. 23 at Kill Creek Park

July 30, 2014

Youth ages six to 15 are invited to participate in the sixth and final regional Hy-Vee Kid’s Triathlon of 2014, which is being hosted by JCPRD in late August. This newly-announced event is called the Kansas City Triathlon and will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. Because of this event, the park ...

R4 Challenge benefits Special Operations community

July 29, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kevin Stacy, executive director The Station Foundation kstacy@thestationfoundation.org 406-924-4741 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 R4 Challenge benefits nonprofit serving Special Operations community As millions pause to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, small groups of patriotic Americans around the country, many of them veterans, active duty military and their families, will spend part of their ...

Man to throw first pitch at Royals game - with his feet

July 27, 2014

Tomsfeet Productions San Diego, CA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Man to throw out ceremonial first pitch – with his feet Contact: Tom Willis, (619) 723-4015 or tom@tomsfeet.com Kansas City, July 28, 2014 – Tom Willis will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a Kansas City Royals home game – with his feet – as part of his “Pitch for ...

TRU Basketball ‘You Can’t Guard Me’ camp featuring local collegiate stars, WNBA draft pick

July 24, 2014

Overland Park, KS: TRU Basketball, a basketball development program specializing in competitive youth basketball and travel teams, announced their 3rd annual ‘You Can’t Guard Me’ Positional Skills Camp at the Fieldhouse of Kansas City in Overland Park, KS. The camp features NAIA scoring leader Jewel “Springs” Carter as well as special guests Keith Pickens, 4-year swingman from Missouri University and ...

New K-State Super Store becomes world’s largest Wildcat retailer

July 24, 2014

The K-State Super Store, the official merchandiser for all things Wildcats, will hold the title as the world’s largest K-State fan gear location when its doors open this August. The expansive new location stretches across more than 9,000 square feet and provides practically every piece of K-State fan gear imaginable. From T-shirts to dog beds, the K-State Super Store is ...

New Games Day 50 plus event is Aug. 20 at Roeland Park Community Center

July 24, 2014

A relaxed afternoon of bridge or mah jongg is in store for participants of a late August Game Day event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. A delicious ...

New Back to School Bash is Aug. 16 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center

July 24, 2014

Come have one more fun day at the pool before it's time to resume the school routine during a new special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. . The event is called Back to School Bash and will take place beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Lots of games, fun music, and lots of laughs ...

Second and final Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Kill Creek Park is Aug. 16

July 24, 2014

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park during 2014 will take place on Aug. 16, while the last of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Aug. 23. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be ...

Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 15-17 at New Century Fieldhouse

July 24, 2014

Don't miss the first Regional Pickleball Tournament in this area. This event will take place Aug. 15 through 17 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner, and is being presented by JCPRD's 50 )Plus Department. This new weekend event includes Friday fun with dinner, practice play, and good company. Tournament play will take place ...


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