Sports & Recreation

JE Dunn Gets Red in the Face for Healthier Hearts

May 18, 2016

For more information: Keli Schneider (Office): 816-292-8529 WHAT: 4th Annual Red Face Relay, a running event created by JE Dunn with over 147 participants in 16 national locations. Each team will run a 60-minute leg of the relay. WHO: JE Dunn employees and the American Heart Association WHEN: Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: JE Dunn ...

Ironhorse Golf Club introduces “Get Into Golf” Clinics

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 – Ironhorse Golf Club in Leawood, Kansas recently announced its new “Get Into Golf” player development clinics aimed at introducing golf to new participants. Executed in conjunction with Troon’s® global initiative, "Get Into Golf" clinics provide all the tools necessary to give golf a test run, including golf clubs and golf balls, practice range time, a weekly ...

BeerFit Running Series Comes to KC on June 4

May 12, 2016

You’re Fit… But Are You BeerFit? Running Race Series Brings Traveling Celebration to 25 Cities in 2016 You and your fit squad have the Saturday routine down pat. Whether it’s barre and brunch, CrossFit and protein shakes, or yoga and green juice, you know that the best sweat sessions are followed by hard-earned refueling. You’re fit. But are you BeerFit? ...

Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on June 4, 11, and 25

May 12, 2016

The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park during 2016 will take place on June 4. Also in the June, the first of two overnight opportunities at Kill Creek Park will take place on June 11, and the second of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on June 25. After 11 p.m. ...

Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 4 & 5

May 12, 2016

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, as the 2016 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This will coincide with the state of Kansas' "Free Fishing Days" in State Parks. The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the JCPRD's Day in the Park event at ...

23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Johnson County Feed the Need and JCPRD Special Olympics set for Friday, June 3, at Heritage Park Golf Course

May 12, 2016

The 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Johnson County Feed the Need and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Special Olympics Program will take place on Friday, June 3, at the Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe. This four-person scramble tournament is being presented by Johnson County Public Works and JCPRD. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and ...

Attention Jayhawk fans! A unique opportunity awaits your teen this summer!

May 12, 2016

Suzanne Worner 913-481-3423 Coach Andrea Hudy, the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Kansas men's basketball team, has a formula to help any athlete reach peak performance. Teens, ages 13-18, have the opportunity to learn from Coach Hudy and her staff during a 4 day intensive strength and conditioning camp this June 6-9 from 2-5pm at 68’s ...

People with Disabilities Invited to Try a Sport—or Six!

May 11, 2016

Kansas City, MO (May 11, 2016) — KC Adaptive Sports Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. Trafficway. Attendees will have opportunities to try adaptive skateboarding, rugby, hand-cycling, wheelchair softball, wheelchair tennis, and adaptive yoga. People with disabilities ages 16 and older are invited to participate, but everyone ...

Shawnee Mission Health Named Injury & Health Awareness Provider of Metro United Soccer Club

May 11, 2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Andrew Kinsman (913) 403-0770 April 29, 2016- Shawnee, KS. Metro United Soccer Club and Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) have developed an injury and health awareness program that will begin immediately but will concentrate on the 2016-17 soccer season. The program will include the use of SMH’s sport-specific training division, SportsCare, located in the Life Dynamics ...

A Record-Breaking 100,000 Automotive, Motorcycle and Truck Events Listed on

May 11, 2016 has listed over 100,000 enthusiast and professional events on its website. OVERLAND PARK, KS, May 9, 2016 – On May 5, 2016, MotionU, the website with the most automotive events on the planet, surpassed 100,000 active car, motorcycle, truck events. Enthusiasts and professionals can find multiple event types including shows, racing, cruises, conventions, and government and technical training. When ...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work conference on concussion June 10

May 9, 2016

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work conference on concussion June 10 to feature former NFL linebacker Anthony Davis and sports and medical experts Public conference to focus on recognizing and responding to concussion Overland Park, Kan. — For anyone who thinks concussions are only something professional athletes need to worry about, think again. Concussions can occur in any sport, at any ...

Jamaal Charles to Visit Horizon Academy

May 6, 2016

ROELAND PARK, Kan. – Jamaal Charles, star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, has agreed to speak at Horizon Academy, Kansas City’s only school for students with learning disabilities. Recently, Jamaal was featured in the KC Star where he disclosed his personal struggles with a learning disability. It took the strong support of a loving family and some very ...

21st Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is June 1 in Antioch Park

May 6, 2016

For over two decades, an early summer special event has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active. This year’s In Step and In Shape event will take place on Wednesday, June 1, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. This year’s event will begin at 9 a.m. under Antioch Park’s Shelter #3. ...

JCPRD Beaches & Marinas open for summer seasons in late May

May 6, 2016

Two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District are scheduled to open for their summer seasons beginning in late May. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and the Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 ...

50 Plus plans Adventure Walk on Southwind Trail on May 25

May 6, 2016

Discover the wonders of the Tallgrass Prairie and Flint Hills near Cottonwood Falls, Kan., during the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Southwind Trail Adventure Walk promises to fire your imagination and capture your heart. Located in one of the loveliest areas in the state, this trail ...

Brooklyn Nets’ Center and Kansas City Native, Willie Reed, to Host His First Ever Free Basketball Camp Called “Willie Reed’s Elite Basketball Camp.”

May 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2016 CONTACT: Michael Gruen (Gmen Management) *MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY* Brooklyn Nets’ Center and Kansas City Native, Willie Reed, to Host His First Ever Free Basketball Camp Called “Willie Reed’s Elite Basketball Camp.” WHAT: Brooklyn Nets’ center and Kansas City native, Willie Reed, continues on his journey to give back to the community where he ...


May 2, 2016

St. Joseph, Mo. _ Wesley Weightlifter Marissa Klingseis will make her first attempt to qualify for the Olympic Games next weekend, lifting in the US Olympic Team Trials, at the Salt Palace Convention Center - Salt Lake City UT - May 5-8. Klingseis, lifting in the women’s +75 kilo class, will be vying for one of three spots on the ...

Woodside Taking Tennis Instruction to New Level

April 27, 2016

Woodside Health and Tennis Club Westwood, KS (Kansas City Area) Taking Tennis Instruction to New Level Woodside tennis recently made a significant investment to advance its already elite tennis instruction program to a new level. The club recently purchased two of the most advanced ball machines made. The iPlaymate systems allow instructors (and members) to construct advanced drills that simulate ...

Blue Valley Recreation Tabs Goin to Lead New Facility

April 26, 2016

Blue Valley Recreation Commission named Jason Goin as the facility supervisor for the new indoor recreation facility being built at the Blue Valley School District’s Hilltop Campus. Most recently, Goin served as the director of the Spring Hill Recreation Commission. Goin officially began his duties in late March as the facility is scheduled to open this fall. A graduate of ...

Price Chopper Continues Partnership with FCCJC- Re-signs for 3 years

April 25, 2016

Price Chopper has re-committed to their partnership with the Football and Cheerleading Club of Johnson County (FCCJC) as a Champion Plus Corporate Partner for another 3 years. Over the past 3 years the relationship has impacted youth from all over the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas in several important ways. The Price Chopper Scholarship Program, which will continue in ...

First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2016 is May 14 at Shawnee Mission Park

April 20, 2016

Eight overnight fishing opportunities at three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May. The first of these will take place on May 14 at Shawnee Mission Park Lake. After 11 p.m. on that date, the park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout ...


April 19, 2016

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (April 19, 2016) – The Wall Street Journal recently reported a significant increase in the number of senior citizens who are buying firearms and being trained to use them for personal and home defense. According to the National Rifle Association, last year alone 22,739 people over 65 took basic firearms classes from NRA-certified instructors. This is a ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 3 through 6 for summer preparations

April 14, 2016

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season. The RPAC, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr. just east of the Roeland Park Community Center, will be closed from May 3 through 6. During this time, Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff ...

Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning April 30 and May 1

April 14, 2016

The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of April 30 and May 1, May 7 and 8, May 14 and 15, May 21 and 22, and May 28 and 29, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 30. ? The marina’s weekend hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday ...

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