Sports & Recreation


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 ...

Lead Bank and KCAI Host Steamroller Engraving Event to Create a New Community Art Piece

April 12, 2016

Lead Bank, a locally owned financial institution dedicated to the needs of small businesses, and Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), one of the bank’s community partners, will host a steamroller engraving event Friday, April 15, at 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Lead Bank parking lot. Burgers and brats will be served 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. “We are proud to be involved ...

Men and Women to Compete April 15-17 at 37th Annual K-State Ed Chartrand Memorial Soccer Tournament

April 11, 2016

Organizers continue to focus on significance of World War I Memorial Stadium and efforts to rededicate it to fallen K-State soldiers. (Manhattan, Kans.) --- College soccer teams from across the Midwest will compete in the 37th Annual K-State Ed Chartrand Memorial Soccer Tournament, April 15-17 in Manhattan, KS. Kansas State University’s WWI Memorial Stadium will serve as headquarters for the ...

THE 29TH ANNUAL GREATER KANSAS CITY DAY TO TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, APRIL 1 Limited Edition World Series Flags Available at Area Hy-Vee Locations and Union Station

March 31, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 29, 2016) – The World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, Royals Charities and area Rotary Clubs will activate the 29th annual Greater Kansas City Day on April 1. Throughout the morning, Rotarians and other volunteers will be in the metro area selling newspapers on street corners and 20 metro Hy-Vee stores. And, new this year, Union ...

First deadline for HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, is April 22

March 30, 2016

For more than 29 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early-summer duathlon at Heritage Park. Since 2013, 5K and 10K runs have also been part of this event and this year, a local youth running group has made the 5K their celebratory run. This event, known as the HP3, consists of a duathlon which includes ...

360 Vodka Releases Kansas City Royals World Champions Commemorative Bottle

March 28, 2016

Kansas City’s Hometown Vodka Pays Tribute to the Hometown Champs KANSAS CITY, MO (March 2016): For the second year in a row, 360 Vodka has released a limited edition commemorative bottle in honor of the Kansas City Royals. This year’s bottle is of course a nod to the team’s thrilling 2015 championship season and features a label bearing the title ...

Park University, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Co-Hosting Talk on Cuban Baseball History

March 23, 2016

Park University and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum have teamed up to present a talk by Roberto González Echevarría, Ph.D., for a conversation on the history of Cuban baseball on Saturday, April 2, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, Mo. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. The event, which will provide a historical ...

50 Plus plans Catalog Release Party on April 7 at Roeland Park Community Center

March 22, 2016

Celebrate the arrival of the Johnson County Park & recreation District's May through August Activities catalog and get the scoop on the programs it contains during a new special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department in early April. This Catalog Release Party will take place on April 7. Come meet the recreation coordinators who plan the catalog programs ...

Host Families Sought For Student Exchange Program

March 21, 2016

Kansas City– Laurie Jacobsen, Local Coordinator for the AIFS Foundation’s Academic Year in America high school exchange program, is presently interviewing families in Kansas City and surrounding areas to host a foreign exchange student. The cross-cultural learning program places teenagers from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America with American families for a semester or school year. Families interested in choosing ...

Unique Fitness Studio Celebrates First Year

March 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2016 Contact: Dawn Rattan, Owner, EverFit (913) 258-8060 or (913) 461-3374 One year after launch of “dream” fitness studio Entrepreneur savors success Fun, challenging and priced right; unique workouts make this gym a community favorite. Shawnee, Kans. – “I had my perfect gym in the back of my mind,” said Dawn Rattan, owner of EverFit. ...


March 10, 2016

Kansas City Royals Mascot, Sluggerrr, Named Parade Grand Marshal KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Whether you’ve been attending the Kansas City Easter Parade since it began or are ready to start a new family tradition, now is the time to mark your calendar for this spring’s signature event which will take place Saturday, March 26. The entire city is invited to ...

“Sport Exchange Summit, Powered By Drug Free Sport” Conference Announced

March 9, 2016

“Sport Exchange Summit, Powered By Drug Free Sport” Conference Announced Two-day conference focuses on multidisciplinary learning for those that are the “team behind the team”. KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 9, 2016) – Furthering its position as the industry leader in drug education and testing within professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics, The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®) ...

S/P2 Donates Interview Skills Course to Collision Repair Education Foundation

March 9, 2016

S/P2 DONATES INTERVIEW SKILLS COURSE TO COLLISION REPAIR EDUCATION FOUNDATION Eligible schools contact S/P2 directly to obtain access to the course. OVERLAND PARK, KAN., March 7, 2016 – S/P2 has announced their commitment to donate “Land That Job: Interview Skills for Automotive Students” course to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) for use in high school and college collision repair ...

The National Center for Drug Free Sport Extends Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Awards Deadline

March 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing.; 816.285.1423 The National Center for Drug Free Sport Extends Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Awards Deadline Awards to honor Athletic Trainers who are working toward the prevention of drug abuse. KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 2, 2016) – The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®), the industry leader in ...

Capoeira exhibition brings international attention to KC

March 3, 2016

An upcoming martial arts and cultural exhibition will draw practitioners and fans from across the globe to Kansas City in early March. Axé (pronounced ASH-ay) Capoeira Kansas City will host a capoeira exhibition and Brazilian cultural extravaganza Sunday, March 6 at the Gem Theatre, 1615 E. 18th Street. The event will feature a range of Brazilian dance and musical performances ...

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