Sports & Recreation

Nature Conservancy Protects Prairie Wetland in Western Missouri

Jan. 26, 2015

Nevada, Missouri – January 26, 2015 The Nature Conservancy’s Marmaton River Bottoms Prairie Wetland has grown to 587 acres with the addition of an additional 80 acres, purchased by the Conservancy this month to ensure the prairie system will remain intact. The Nature Conservancy managed the 80 acres for 30 years through an agreement with owner Marjorie Pursley. Following her ...

Overland Park named winner of Sports Events Magazine 2015 Readers’ Choice Award

Jan. 14, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala.—SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced its 2015 class of Readers’ Choice Award winners. For the fourth consecutive year, Overland Park, Kansas has been selected as one of the award-winning sports destinations. According to SportsEvents, sports event professionals were asked to ...

MVPA Launches e-Membership Option

Jan. 12, 2015

Independence, Missouri USA (January 8, 2015) The Military Vehicle Preservation Association has added a new e-membership option to its conventional membership choices. The e-membership provides online access to the MVPA’s two publications, Army Motors and Supply Line, rather than the print versions received by those holding a traditional membership. e-Members receive all of the other privileges and rights enjoyed by ...

Courtney Keeshan to teach new yoga classes at Taiji Fusion

Jan. 10, 2015

Certified yoga instructor Courtney Keeshan will begin teaching an hour long class every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Taiji Fusion, 8377 Nieman Road in the Brookhollow Business Park. Monday’s beginner restorative class will focus on balance, deep stretching, and meditation to help generate a sense of calm and well-being. Wednesday’s beginner flow class will focus on strengthening and ...

Smithville Bassmasters 2015 Schedule

Jan. 3, 2015

SMITHVILLE BASSMASTERS ANNOUNCE 2015 SCHEDULE The Smithville Bassmasters announce their 2015 tournament schedule. April 11 – Smithville Lake – Hwy W Ramp 7am – 3pm May 9 – Smithville Lake – Hwy W Ramp 6:30am – 3pm May 30 – Lake of the Ozarks – Drake Harbor Ramp 5:45am – 3pm May 31 – Truman Lake – Long Shoal Ramp ...

Stephanie Weiss to teach a new yoga class at Taiji Fusion

Jan. 3, 2015

Local artist, level II Reike practitioner, and certified holistic health coach Stephanie Weiss will begin teaching a Hatha beginner’s yoga class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20 pm at Taiji Fusion, 8377 Nieman Road in the Brookhollow Business Park on January 5th. While challenging enough for all levels, the class is particularly geared towards beginners by focusing on proper body ...

Sixth annual Sno-Ball Softball Tourney for adults set for Jan. 24

Dec. 31, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 21, is the deadline for teams to register for the Sno-Ball Softball Tourney, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America Sports Complex. Now in its sixth year, this Sno-Ball Softball Tourney is for recreational and intermediate teams made up of players ages 18 and older. A hallmark of ...

Kansas City’s only weekly women’s self defense classes at Taiji Fusion

Dec. 27, 2014

Taiji Fusion LLC at 8377 Nieman Rd in the Brookhollow Business Park will offer women's self defense classes every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:20 beginning Monday, January 5th. Instruction will focus on basic techniques and the principles that govern any physical confrontation, allowing students to practice the techniques that they are most comfortable with and develop the muscle memory ...

Kansas City most comprehensive martial arts facility open its doors

Dec. 20, 2014

Taiji Fusion will open Saturday, January 3rd at 9:00 at 8377 Nieman Rd in the Brookhollow Business Park. Whether you're interested in fitness, health, philosophy, self defense, sport, or weapons, we have classes for you. Call, stop by, or visit us on the internet to learn more and sign up for your first class, private lesson, or personal training session. ...

Kansas City’s Newest Indoor Archery Range is NOW OPEN!

Dec. 18, 2014

The Great Olympian Indoor Archery Range & Learning Center by C.B.A. & You, Inc. has now opened its doors for the public to come and bring their archery equipment and rent a lane to shoot compounds, recurves, longbows, or crossbows Indoors or come rent equipment to learn how to shoot a bow and arrows! This is Kansas City's Newest Indoor ...

New Drums Alive class for 50 plus begins Jan. 6

Dec. 17, 2014

A great workout that also improves memory, coordination, and motor skills is the aim of a new exercise program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Drums Alive, and will involves the use of drumsticks or wooden spoons to hit rubber balls, similar to drumming. Participants will be ...

Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo merges with Beau Arndt Foundation

Dec. 16, 2014

** Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo merges with Beau Arndt Foundation** NEWS RELEASE Contact Information: December 12, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jose Feliciano, 620-342-4631 Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo Merges with the Beau Arndt Foundation September 26th and 27th of 2015, Venue Peter Pan Park, Emporia, KS EMPORIA, KAN. – Flinthills Mall and the coordinators of the Kansas Hunting ...

FreeWheels for Kids Winter Bike Drive

Dec. 15, 2014

FreeWheels for Kids FreeWheels for Kids, a Kansas City 501(c)3 nonprofit that teaches bike repair, bike safety and leadership skills to kids, is collecting donated bikes at local bike shops this Christmas season. FreeWheels teaches youth skills from from learning how to ride a bike to traffic safety skills. We work with elementary through high school and we are accepting ...

Great Santa Run 5K to Benefit Operation Breakthrough

Dec. 3, 2014

Contact: Brad Ziegler KC Running Company 411 E. 135th St. Kansas City, MO 64145 Phone: (816) 529-5860 Email: The sixth annual Great Santa Run 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run, presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Area Chefs Association, will be held Sunday, December 7 at 9:00 a.m. The race will take place at Johnson County Community ...

Holiday Hunger Drive Seeks to Make a Difference

Dec. 3, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (December 3, 2014) – Skate City is hosting a special canned food drive for Harvester’s on Sunday, December 7 from 4-6 p.m. at all locations. Skate City will offer customers free admission to those who donate at least two canned good items. Skate rental is an extra fee. Each item donated will be given to Harvester’s to ...

Ottawa University Hires Sorensen as Assistant Volleyball Coach

Dec. 1, 2014

Ottawa, Kansas – Ottawa University is pleased to announce the hiring of full time men’s and women’s assistant volleyball coach Tom Sorensen. With extensive playing experience, Sorensen is a former USA National Team member who played on the 1996 Olympic team. He will assist Head Volleyball Coach Melissa Blessington in leading the existing women’s team and help build the University’s ...

Two ways to travel back in time for the holidays

Nov. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Jones, Curator of Collections Johnson County Museum 913-715-2553 Jody Hanson, Interim Communications Director Johnson County Manager’s Office (913) 715-0423 or cell (913) 626-5482 Two ways to travel back in time for the holidays JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS (Nov. 26, 2014) – Starting this Saturday, Nov. 29, The Johnson County Museum offers two ways to enjoy ...

Elves’ Day Off pool party for all ages planned on Dec. 23 at RPAC

Nov. 26, 2014

Elves' Day Off Pool Party for all ages is being planned for Dec. 23 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Participants will build graham cracker houses beginning at 10 a.m., eat lunch at 11 a.m., and then hit the warm waters of the dome-covered pool. Lunch ...

Missouri Comets Partner with Joshua Center for Special Night

Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 --KANSAS CITY, MO-- The Missouri Comets, Comets Care program is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Kansas City Area. The Missouri Comets have chosen Joshua Center as their non-profit partner for the game on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Chicago Mustangs. To participate, you can download the order form at: Joshua ...

Battle on gridiron: Army vs Navy in pigskin match

Nov. 21, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Stephen Standifird EMAIL: FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The annual Fort Leonard Wood Army vs. Navy flag football game is slated to kick off at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 13 at Gerlach Field here. Dress in support of your branch of service and root for your team. ...

Soldiers learn to master fitness

Nov. 21, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 EMAIL: FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The difference between a pushup and an eight-count pushup is a higher Army Physical Fitness Test score. That knowledge and other secrets were unveiled as the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School conducted a four-week class on Fort Leonard Wood. Fifty Fort Leonard Wood ...

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