Sports & Recreation

Children’s Program To Get Boost with Fourth Annual 5K

Sept. 3, 2015

Tri-County Mental Health Services will hold its fourth annual Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk Sept. 19 at Happy Rock Park, 7600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone. Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk at 8:30 a.m. followed shortly after by walkers. The event is held on the beautiful trail through parts of the original Maple Woods forest. A ...

Model Mugging: Self Defense Workshop

Sept. 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Ritu Nanos, Proprietor Email (816) 756-1340, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, October 3 Time: 2 - 6 p.m. AKKA-KarateUSA-Westport 4030 Broadway KCMO 64111 Model Mugging: Self Defense Workshop My name is Ritu Nanos. I am a woman. I am a 4th degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. And, I am the owner ...


Aug. 31, 2015

WHAT: Created as a desire to help those affected by the Joplin tornados in 2011, the now annual Labor Day weekend tournament is entering its fifth year and raises money for local Kansas City area children’s charities. The first year event raised more than $5,700 for the Joplin High School baseball team and the event has exceeded $60,000 over the ...

Grandparents Day Picnic on Sept. 13 is first of three new Dementia Friendly programs being offered this fall

Aug. 19, 2015

A Grandparents' Day Picnic in mid-September is the first in a series of three new Dementia Friendly programs being offered this fall by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. These programs are being presented in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of Kansas City to begin dementia-friendly activities at JCPRD parks and facilities. They are ...

New Green at Heart Yoga Hike offered on Sept. 12 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Aug. 19, 2015

Experience the power of a walk in nature fused with the awareness of yoga during a new adult fitness program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. The program is called Green at Heart Yoga Hike and is for ages 16 and older. Participants can ...

Bill Snyder live Q-and-A with fans

Aug. 17, 2015

Manhattan, Kansas (Aug. 17, 2015) — K-State head football coach Bill Snyder will talk directly to fans live this Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. on the first Ask Me Live (AML) chat, hosted by the Kansas State Collegian []. This online Q-and-A is completely open to the public and gives fans a chance to interact directly with the coach. ...

Free Yoga Classes to KC Businesses & Residents in September 2015

Aug. 17, 2015

KCFitnessLink Plaza Yoga & Fitness Center: 707 West 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 City of Fountains CrossFit: 541 D Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas 66101 For immediate release: August 15, 2015 Contacts: Darryl Olive, director of programs for KCFitnessLink, 816.256.4443, Amanda Garner, studio manager for KCFitnessLink, 816.922.9900, KCFitnessLink to Celebrate Annual Yoga Month 2015 Celebration KCFitnessLink ( ...

Former Chiefs Eddie Kennison leads Lupus ride Aug. 22

Aug. 13, 2015

It’s that time again – to zoom around Kansas City, enjoy the freedom of the open road with the wind in your hair and a breeze at your back! On Saturday, Aug. 22, jump on your motorcycle and join former Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Eddie Kennison and The Roasterie’s Danny O’Neill as they lead the pack for the second ...

Fraternal Order of Police charity 3-Gun match benefits Special Olympics Kansas

Aug. 11, 2015

The Overland Park Fraternal Order of Police will be hosting a 3-gun match to benefit Special Olympics Kansas on Saturday August 15th, 2015 at 8am at Mill Creek Rifle Club in Desoto, KS. Join us for a great cause. Come and meet several sponsored women shooters to include Allie Barrett, Cheyenne Dalton, Corinne Mosher, and Michelle Waldran. Facebook-Shoot for ...

Mike Elder, local cake pro, returns to prime time TV battle tonight!

Aug. 10, 2015

Mike elder is well know around kansas city for his incredible cake sculpture and also for his local charity work. Outside of KC he is known as a charismatic demonstrator and instructor of art expressed thru cake. Tonight at 7:00 mike returns to food network on its new series "Cake Wars" to battle it out against 3 other teams of ...

America’s Oldest Women’s Fleet is in KC and Celebrates 50 years Saturday

Aug. 5, 2015

America's Oldest Women's Sailing Fleet is at Lake Lotawana and Celebrates their 50th Anniversary this Saturday, August 8, 2015. This all women's sailing fleet was formed at Lake Lotawana, MO in 1965. It's women have been sailing every summer since. On Saturday the fleet will celebrate by hosting a 50th Anniversary Regatta open to any woman who has sailed with ...

Let Me Run is Ready to Race Through Kansas City

Aug. 5, 2015

What is Let Me Run? Let Me Run is preparing boys for the long run. It is a non-profit running program for 4th through 8th grade boys, but it is more about the boy than the run. We use running as a means to achieve our three main objectives: 1. for boys to be comfortable with who they are and ...

Patriot Golf Days are Sept. 4-7 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills

Aug. 5, 2015

Golfers who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Sept. 4 through 7 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers. This will be the ninth year the local courses join in the nationwide observation of Patriot Golf Days. All proceeds ...

Blondes vs. Brunettes Flag Football Game: When it comes to fundraising, these women never fumble!

Aug. 3, 2015

Prairie Village, KS (8/3/15) Are you ready for some football? How about some flag football played by ladies who are serious about ending Alzheimer’s! The seventh annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Flag Football fundraiser will be held Saturday, August 8th, at Rockhurst High School football stadium. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. These players and their coaches are ready to take the ...

Park University Golf Scramble Set for Oct. 12 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City

Aug. 3, 2015

The 2014 Park University Golf Scramble, a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the University’s Athletics Wall of Honor induction ceremony and breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun ...

Golf Classic to Benefit Mission Project Health Programs

Aug. 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Sarah Mai, Mission Project, 913.777.6722 Golf Classic to benefit The Mission Project health programs Charity event takes place on Sept. 21 at Lake Quivira Country Club MISSION, Kan. (Aug.1, 2015) – The Mission Project’s 11th Annual Golf Classic is set for Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Lake Quivira Country Club. A $150 ticket gets ...

Nudists Again Salute Military in and out of Uniform

July 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NUDISTS AGAIN SALUTE MILITARY IN AND OUT OF UNIFORM Any guest at Prairie Haven nudist park and campground at check in showing a military ID or proof of military service may visit any weekend throughout the 2015 season and visitor fees will be free. What initially began as a Memorial Day promotion will now be transformed into ...

2015 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks

July 29, 2015

Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await! JCPRD hayrides are tractor-drawn, last approximately one hour, and are followed by a ...

Kansas City Symphony to Perform National Anthem at Kansas City Chiefs Home Opener

July 28, 2015

For the first time ever, the full Kansas City Symphony will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Red Thursday, Sept. 17, in conjunction with the 2015 home opener versus the Denver Broncos on CBS’ Thursday Night Football. Music Director Michael Stern will not only conduct the Symphony but also lead the Arrowhead Stadium crowd in singing the ...

Small Bites Weight Loss Presentation - Tuesday, July 28

July 28, 2015

Cindy Newland, a local fitness instructor and motivational speaker, has just released her debut book entitled “Small Bites, Big Results: A Common Sense Guide to Weight Loss.” Newland, who grew up in Sedalia, takes a different approach to weight loss and maintenance than most of the other “experts” who write about this subject. While there is no lack of reading ...

Second Annual Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run 2015

July 27, 2015

Alexis Rewalt invites you to join us on Saturday, September 26th of 2015, at Shelter #8 in Shawnee Mission Park, for the Second Annual Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run 2015. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. This is the Second Annual Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run event to benefit, and draw ...

Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 21-23 at New Century Fieldhouse

July 22, 2015

Register by Aug. 10 to participate in the 2015 Regional Pickleball Tournament, set for Aug. 21 through 23 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner. This weekend event is presented by JCPRD's 50 Plus Department and is now sanctioned by the USA Pickleball Association. Now in its second year, the event will this year ...

Register on or before Aug. 17 to receive the lowest registration fee for the eighth annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon

July 22, 2015

Register on or before August 17th to secure your spot at the lowest registration price for the eighth -annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. The triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. and involves a 500-meter swim starting and ending at the ...

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