Sports & Recreation

KC area schools can benefit from the Royals historic World Series run

Oct. 21, 2014

Date: 10/21/14 Contact:, 1-888-973-7464 For immediate release: With Game One of the World Series starting tonight in Kansas City, K-12 schools and non-profit youth organizations can participate in the excitement of the Royals historic playoff run and raise money for their school, PTA or youth organization in the process. GameTime Fundraisers (GTF) has aligned with MLB licensees to allow ...

Local Students with Learning Disabilities Celebrate the Royals!

Oct. 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/21/2014 Contact: Natalie Upp (913)789-9443 ROELAND PARK, Kan. – Horizon Academy students and staff are doing their part to celebrate and cheer on the Kansas City Royals for the World Series. Students at Horizon Academy typically wear school uniforms. However, in honor of the amazing Royals, Horizon Academy Executive Director, Sharyl Kennedy, named the first ...

Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 21, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Keturah Logan, 16, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

Smithville Bassmasters Member Named State Champion

Oct. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clay Palmer – Tournament Director (816) 547-5313 Smithville Bassmasters Member Named State Champion Smithville Bassmaster, Jeff Saunders, recently took home the top honors at the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation State Tournament on Truman Reservoir. His 7 fish total weight of 17.3 pounds helped secure his place as the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation State Champion. The top 217 anglers ...

Olympic Sport of Eventing Taking Place in Olathe

Oct. 20, 2014 Julie Vollertsen 913.980.4668 Olathe, KS – October 25-26, 2014 – The Olympic Sport of Eventing is coming to Johnson County, KS for the annual Heritage Park Horse Trials presented by the Mid-America Combined Training Association (MACTA). The competition begins on October 25th at 8am with the Dressage Phase followed by Cross Country Jumping. The final phase, Show jumping ...

Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 20, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Khalif Hines, 17, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

Children from De Soto, Gardner rally for after-school programs

Oct. 17, 2014

Johnson County, Kansas– 900 children from the De Soto and Gardner School Districts came together today at a Lights On Afterschool rally at The Theater in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students, and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and ...

Horizon Academy celebrates learning disabilities awareness, raises scholarship funds with Great Pumpkin Race 5k Run

Oct. 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Caitlin McGrath: Community Relations Coordinator Horizon Academy (913)789-9443 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Horizon Academy Celebrates Learning Disabilities Awareness & Raises Scholarship Funds With 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Race 5k Run ROELAND PARK, Kan. – The Great Pumpkin Race 5k run/walk will bring over 200 participants together on Saturday, October 25th to raise funds for Horizon Academy ...

Local pharmacist develops hangover-avoidance supplement, aims to keep Royals fans hangover-free throughout the playoffs and beyond.

Oct. 15, 2014

Kansas City, October 15, 2014 – Just in time for the Kansas City Royals’ historic playoff run, locally owned company Hypersonic Labs, Inc.® announces the launch of Wingman™, a pharmacist-developed hangover-avoidance supplement designed to enhance the metabolism of alcohol and absorb hangover-causing toxins, stopping the hangover before it starts. “We are very excited to introduce our hangover-avoidance supplement, Wingman™ to ...

Integrity Martial Arts Academy Invites Community to Free Black Belt Extravaganza

Oct. 14, 2014

Integrity Martial Arts Academy is hosting a Black Belt Extravaganza on Friday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 11130 Holmes Road in Kansas City, Mo. The entire family is welcome to attend this free community event. Academy students will test for 4th Degree Black Belt and offer demonstrations involving breaking boards, weapons, kata (forms), self-defense movements, combat drills ...

Sculptor Tom Corbin unveils monumental bronze Gorilla at Pittsburg State University

Oct. 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Corbin Bronze, Kansas City, Kansas OAGAAG Once A Gorilla, Always A Gorilla. 10/11, 12:13, 2014 There's nothing quite like keeping a 2500 lb Gorilla a secret over the course of a year! Pittsburg State University unveiled a 1.5 times life-size bronze Gorilla by sculptor Tom Corbin on 10/11 at precisely 12:13 p.m. prior to their 2014 Homecoming ...

Sweep the Orioles in the ALCS and Sweep Out Hunger” KC Royals Pep Rally/Food Drive to be Held October 10 in Overland Park

Oct. 8, 2014

WHAT: A Friday, October 10, “Sweep the Orioles in the ALCS and Sweep Out Hunger” Kansas City Royals Pep Rally/Food Drive by more than 300 residents and staff of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. This event is being held in conjunction with Harvesters, a regional food bank serving a 25-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. ...

Trick-or-Cache program planned at Antioch Park on Oct. 25

Oct. 1, 2014

Experience Trick-or-Cache this Halloween through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October. Trick-or-Cache is the name of the Halloween-themed program, which is for all ages. Participant will learn to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to track a cache in a fun relaxed environment. GPS units will be provided on this ...

This year’s Mildale Farm Fall Fest set for Oct. 25

Oct. 1, 2014

Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of activities during the annual free Mildale Farm Fall Fest being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for Oct. 25. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will give interested parties access to the 158-acre site including ...

Fall Trout Stockings planned at three JCPRD lakes on Oct. 22

Oct. 1, 2014

Come watch as 4,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late October. The fall stockings will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at each respective lake's boat ramp. Stocking of about 1,000 pounds of trout at Kill Creek will begin at 1:30 p.m.; stocking of about 1,000 pounds of ...

Atomic Object plays under the big lights with new drug testing app

Sept. 29, 2014

A year and a half ago, just as team members at Atomic Object were poised to fly to Kansas City and pitch to the National Center for Drug Free Sport for a high-profile partnership, their plans got scuttled by our beloved Michigan winter weather. Snowed in and unable to make their flight, Atomic CEO Carl Erickson and others re-grouped, jumped ...

Ninja Warrior style gym coming to KC

Sept. 27, 2014

CHAOS: Climbing, Crawling, Karate Hello new friends, My husband and I will be soon opening a new gym in Belton Missouri. It is, however, much cooler than a "gym". We are currently, in additional to day jobs, traditional karate instructors. We have been entirely blessed to have been teaching through High Blue Wellness Center in Belton Missouri for the last ...

Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation luncheon slated Sept. 30

Sept. 26, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Friday, September 26, 2014 The Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation will be present first Annual Kansas City Chiefs Luncheon, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Westin Hotel at Crown Center. Lunch is served at 12 noon. Guest Speakers are KC Chiefs’ Linebackers James-Michael Johnson (#52) and Nico Johnson (#57). Another featured guest will be DeMorris Smith, ...

USA softball team coming to Kansas City

Sept. 26, 2014

Members from Team USA will be coming to Blue Springs, Mo the weekend of October 18th-19th for a Softball Camp. Last date to sign your daughter up for this camp is October 4th. All camp participants will have an autograph session with the members of Team USA. Do not miss this opportunity for your child to learn from some of ...

KCFitnessLink To Open Euphoria, A Unique Fitness Collaborative In The Crossroads

Sept. 24, 2014

Contacts: Darryl Olive Director of programs for KCFitnessLink 816.256.4443 Camilo Estremadoiro Director Pop Up Art Gallery 816.372.8218 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, MO – KCFitnessLink ( today announced the opening of Euphoria, a collaborative project with the Pop Up Art Gallery that will offer health conscious fitness parties in a drug and alcohol free environment. Euphoria is the ...

Halloween Spooktacular planned at RPCC on Oct. 18

Sept. 24, 2014

Gather your family, friends, and pets for a spooktacular morning during a mid-October special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called the Halloween Spooktacular, is for all ages, and will take place on Oct. 18 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. The morning's festivities will include kid's ...

Husband and Wife Team Claim Fishing Title

Sept. 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clay Palmer – Tournament Director (816) 547-5313 Husband And Wife Team Win The 3rd Annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament The Smithville Bassmasters recently held the third annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic open buddy bass tournament on Smithville Lake. This special tournament is a way for the Smithville Bassmasters to remember Army Specialist ...

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