Sports & Recreation

2015 Midwest Junior Championship

March 30, 2015

Kansas City Chess Club is announcing the 2015 Midwest Junior Championship to be held Saturday, April 4 at Oakhill Day School in Gladstone, MO. All kids grades K-12 are invited to play. Sections include K-3/K-6/K-12. A Midwest Individual Champion will be awarded for each grade. A Midwest Team Champion will be awarded for each section. Trophies awarded for 1st-3rd place ...

Big Bass Bash April 18 & 19, 2015

March 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Win $60,000 in Cash for One Bass at the Lake of the Ozarks Spring Big Bass Bash High Ridge, MO ? March 26, 2015 Don't miss this year's premiere amateur bass fishing tournament, the Lake of the Ozarks Spring Big Bass Bash, which will be held on April 18-19, 2015. Over 160 places will be paid out ...

New Indoor Turf Camping event planned on April 18 at New Century Fieldhouse

March 26, 2015

It may be too cold to camp outside in April, but come camp inside during a new special event planned in mid-April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This new special event for all ages is called Indoor Turf Camping and will let participants have camping experience on McDonald's Field, the state-of-the-art multipurpose Sprinturf field at the New ...

New Kids’ Night Out - Carnival Fun for ages 3-6 and 7-12 is April 17 at RPCC

March 26, 2015

Children ages three to six and seven to 12 are invited to a Kids’ Night Out Carnival Fun event on the evening of Friday, April 17. This new event is being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Kids are invited to leave the grownups behind and enjoy a night planned just for you. Step right up and ...

Competitive rugby returns to Kansas City after ten year hiatus

March 26, 2015

Taking place at Johnson County's Heritage Park on March 28 and 29, the Heart of America Classic will be the largest competitive rugby tournament (15 v. 15) to be hosted in the Kansas City metro since 2005. The tournament attracts 34 male and female high school and college teams from all over the country including Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, ...

USSSA Pride to Play Series in Kansas City

March 25, 2015

Kissimmee, FL---The USSSA Florida Pride will play their first home series of the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season against the Dallas Charge on June 11th and 12th in Kansas City, KS. This marks the first time a NPF series will be played during the Top Gun Invitational youth tournament and in the Kansas City metro area. The Kansas and ...

Smithville Bassmasters Kick Off 2015 Season

March 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2015 The Smithville Bassmasters will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 7th, 6:30pm at the Smithville Pizza Hut. Pairings for the season opening tournament to be held at Smithville Lake, April 11th will take place at this meeting. New and current members are welcome to attend. Yearly membership dues are $85, tournament entry fee is ...

Bikes, Brews and Stunning Views

March 20, 2015

Kandango Bicycle Tour explores the “road less traveled” while engaging local communities. (Small Town, KS) — In its third year, Kandango is a three-day ride on the back roads of Kansas, June 4 - 7, 2015. Unlike other bike tours, Kandango focuses on the “road less traveled.” The tour highlights and engages pass-through communities and unique local attractions through the ...

Community Event: FREE Personal Protection Seminar

March 19, 2015

AKKA Karate USA - Independence is offering a free personal protection seminar as a community service event. Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: Noon to 2 pm Where: AKKA Karate USA - Independence 4420b South Noland Rd Independence, MO 64055 816-373-1255 If interested please register by clicking the following link.

MOCSA and Safehome help JCPRD Afterschool Programs Celebrate 60th Anniversary

March 17, 2015

On Wednesday, March 17, 2015, from 12:30-3:00 pm approximately 500 students enrolled in JCPRD afterschool programs will gather together at New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner, Kansas to attend a birthday party in celebration of the park districts 60 years of public service. Face painting, balloon animal making, basketball shoot out, soccer, volleyball, group games and a healthy birthday cake will ...

2015 GABL Honorees Announced

March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 Contact: Andrew Kinsman For Immediate Release 913/236-8833 Jim Super and Bill Nicks are Among the Honorees at the 2015 Sonic GABL Honors Program and 40th Anniversary Celebration Jim Super, Olathe East High School boys basketball coach, and Bill Nicks, referee, former Lenexa Parks and Recreation director and historical re-enactor, will be among the honorees at the 2015 ...

Midwest Junior Youth Chess Tournament Saturday April 5th, 2014

March 15, 2015

Midwest Youth Chess Tournament Saturday April 4th, 2015 Online Registration at Who: All kids in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade can play. Where: Oakhill Day School. 7019 N. Cherry, Gladstone (North Kansas City Area) MO 64118. Sections: K-3/K-6/K-12 Sections. A Midwest Individual Champion will be awarded for each grade. A Midwest Team Champion will be awarded for each section. ...

Lees Summit North High School Athlete of the Month

March 11, 2015

Summit Modern Dentistry and Dr. Kyle Boyce, DDS Bring Smiles to Local Students Lees Summit, MO, March 10 -- In an effort to highlight and recognize outstanding student athletes, Lees Summit North High School, in partnership with Dr. Kyle Boyce, DDS and Summit Modern Dentistry, have instituted an Athlete of the Month program. Students are honored for their outstanding performance ...

New Easter Egg Hunt event is April 2 at Antioch Park

March 11, 2015

Grab your basket and head to Antioch Park for a new twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt during a new special event for all ages being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early April. For this Easter Egg Hunt, Antioch Park will be divided into two different scavenger hunts. One area will be designated for ...

Three golf leagues begin soon at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course

March 11, 2015

Three separate golf leagues Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee, are beginning their seasons in late March or early April. The groups are: the Tomahawk Hills Women's Golf Association, the Tomahawk Hills Working Ladies Golf League, and the Tomahawk Hills Senior Golf League. Both of the women's leagues are for ladies 18 and older. The Tomahawk Hills Senior ...

2015 award recipients announced for KC Sports Commission Banquet

March 10, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO – (February 6, 2015) Five outstanding individuals will be honored April 15 for their commitment and achievements in sports as the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation announces the award winners for the 41st Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet. Waddell & Reed Executive of the Year: Dayton Moore – Dayton Moore is the Senior Vice President-Baseball ...

Temporary street closures March 14 for Big 12 Run

March 10, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 9, 2015) – Downtown will be the site of Kansas City’s Big 12 Run on Saturday, March 14 starting at 10 a.m.. Participants will show off their school pride as they take to the streets of Kansas City for the last day of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. “This year we are introducing ...

Young Race Car Driver to Supports Valley Speedway

March 9, 2015

Press Release March 5, 2015 For Immediate Release For more information contact: Dave Clark - 785-393-2602 Grain Valley MO - The Grain Valley, MO City Council will consider a request for a Special Use Permit from Valley Speedway owner Dennis Shrout to continue the operation of Grain Valley Speedway at their regular meeting on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at ...

Easter Bunny Hide and Seek event is March 28 at Shawnee Mission Park

March 4, 2015

Bring your family and solve a series of clues to find where the Easter Bunny is hiding in Shawnee Mission Park during a special event in Shawnee Mission Park being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Hop to it, because this program has a March 20 registration deadline! Now in its second year, this event is called ...

50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Kansas’ Cross Timbers Park on March 25

March 4, 2015

Kansas's Cross Timbers State Park located south of Topeka near Yates Center is the destination for an adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, March 25. Cross Timbers State Park is located in the gently rolling hills of the Verdigris River Valley in southeast Kansas. Comprising 1,075 acres, ...

Wounded Warrior Alumni Speaks at Fundrasier

March 1, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. KMA at Thunder Done Fitness we will have a Wounded Warrior Alumni speaking to the cycling class to kick off Wheeling for Healing (W4H), Wounded Warrior Bike Ride across the Katy Trail on Oct 3, 2015 sponsored by Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) Thunder Dome Fitness 2401 SW US Highway ...

Chuck Evans Golf Expands In The Kansas City Area

Feb. 27, 2015

Kansas City, MO, 2/25/2015 — Chuck Evans, Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and Golf Digest Top Teachers in America, announces their expansion in the Kansas City area. “We are excited to announce that in addition to Tiffany Greens Golf Club we have reached agreements to provide our world class golf instruction/coaching at Drumm Farm and Staley Farms golf clubs. In ...

To our users and readers

Press Release Central has moved to a new server. What does this mean for you? Releases posted prior to March 1, 2012 have gone away, as has your old account registration info. Everyone will need to re-register for an account. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Want your event in our calendar?

Would you like your event published in The Kansas City Star? We’d be glad to consider it.

Enter your event


About Press Release Central

Press Release Central is Kansas City’s largest community site for press releases announcing news of all kinds: business, entertainment, sports and more. Releases stay for an extended period, so messages live a long life. And if you’re hunting for tips or information, just search to find news, names and subjects you might have missed.