Sports & Recreation

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 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 ...

Eric Hosmer “Uncorks” For Greater Kansas City Firefighters Community Assistance

July 22, 2014

Julie Niehoff, Marketing Communications Director, Uncork For A Cause (813)474-2400 Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer has joined the team to Uncork for a Cause®, hosting a special charity event August 10th, 2014 at The InterContinental at The Country Club Plaza. This special evening will benefit the Greater Kansas City Firefighters Local 42 Community Assistance organization, including several local ...

JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Aug. 11, 20, and 29

July 16, 2014

Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. "Presidential Joke Day" is the theme for a bingo session which will take place on Aug. 11 at the Sunset Building, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe; "Snow Cone" is the theme for a bingo session ...

Yoga and Yoga Fusion classes offered for adults at MCAC during August

July 16, 2014

Two different adult yoga programs have classes beginning in early August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee. One class called Yoga Fusion, while the other is titled simply Yoga. Both classes are for ages 14 and older, and both are considered low-intensity. For either program, the cost for six 50-minute ...

KC Author Releases Children’s Book About Pine Tar Game

July 14, 2014

Kansas City, MO: Kansas City author Steve Bennaka’s new book, “George and the Pine Tar,” tells the story of George, a young superstar baseball player who is unfairly accused of using too much pine tar on his bat moments after hitting a heroic home run. Will the flawed call stand, or will the umpires come to their senses and do ...

The Wizard of Oz is the first of eight August movies at The Theatre in the Park

July 10, 2014

An Aug. 5 screening of “The Wizard of Oz” is the first of eight movies being shown during August as part of The Theatre in the Park’s summer Movies in the Park program. Through this program, a variety of films are being shown on a 40-foot screen on the theatre stage on specified nights when musical productions are not scheduled. ...

Pirates and Princesses Geocaching event is July 29 at Santa Fe Commons Park

July 10, 2014

Participants can pretend to be a pirate seeking treasure or a princess surrounded by riches during a new geocaching special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late July. Pirates and Princesses Geocaching is the name of the program, which is for all ages, and will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July ...

JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer season on Aug. 3

July 10, 2014

Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. 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 Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 ...


July 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PAT POWERS COMING TO KANSAS CITY! JULY 17 TH-18TH at PARKVILLE ATHLETE CENTER Parkville, MO -. Olympic Gold Medalist Pat Powers will be in KANSAS CITY on July 17th and July 18th for an advanced skills clinic. 9am-4pm on Thursday and 9am-2pm on Friday. To sign up go to For more information, please e-mail or call ...

The Midwest’s Largest Junior Golf Tournament Set to Return for the 44th Year in August

July 9, 2014

The City of Overland Park, Kansas is proud to again host the area’s best, and largest junior golf tournament – the Everett Vinzant/John Cosnotti Memorial Junior Golf Tournament. Overland Park, Kansas July 9, 2014 - - On the first Monday of August, well over 400 junior golfers and their families will descend upon the Sykes Lady (Overland Park) Golf Club ...

KC Titans Player slate signing fundraiser at the Plaza

July 5, 2014

The undefeated Kansas City Titans are making a run for a national championship, but they need help to go all the way. The only professional women's full-tackle football team in Kansas and Missouri, the KC Titans, are planning a player signing to raise funds for the team's expenses going in to the playoffs. The signing is planned for 2 p.m. ...

Blue Springs girl, 11, heads to rock climbing nationals

July 3, 2014

Tate McCrary, an 11-year-old girl from Blue Springs, MO, heads to Stone Summit Rock Climbing Gym in Atlanta, Georgia to compete in USA Climbing's National Rock Climbing Competition. The competition goes from July 10-13. Tate is going for both Sport climbing and Speed climbing, and making it to nations means that she is one of the top 35 climbers in ...

Deadlines approaching for Youth and Fall High School Softball Leagues at MAWSC

July 3, 2014

July 18 is the early bird registration deadline for both youth and high school fall softball leagues at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. High School Fall Softball Leagues are for ages 14 through 18 while Youth Fall Softball Leagues are for ages five through 14. Both leagues run on Sundays ...

Sunset Walk for 50 plus takes participants to Lawrence on July 25

July 3, 2014

Head with us to Jayhawk country to walk the Kaw River Trail in late July during a program being offered in early April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called the Sunset Walk and will take place on Friday, July 25. The Kaw River Trail will give participants a chance ...

Ray Guy Camp coming to Blue Springs

June 30, 2014

Contact: Jana Sang Email: For Immediate Release / June 27, 2014 RAY GUY PROKICKER.COM KICKING CAMP AND TOP PROSPECT SEARCH COMING TO BLUE SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL, July 5-6, 2014. KANSAS CITY, MO – The Ray Guy Kicking Camp is open to kickers, punters and long snappers of any age level. This two-day event will provide concentrated instruction for ...

Claridge Court Volleyball with a Twist

June 30, 2014

It’s summertime in Kansas City, which means it’s certainly not unusual to see a group of people staying active with a game of volleyball. But what you don’t see every day is 30 seniors, including 10 who are 90 and older, challenging some fresh-faced teens to play their own version of the game. Claridge Court senior living community residents teamed ...

National Parks & Recreation Month

June 25, 2014

Shawnee, Kansas Celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month Parks and Recreation Department to Offer Free Activities throughout July [Shawnee, KS] – [June 30, 2014] – This July, the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department is challenging citizens to get outside and visit their local parks during National Parks and Recreation Month. Throughout the month, Shawnee Parks will offer residents and visitors ...

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