Sports & Recreation

Charity Golf Tourney to Benefit Midwest Hockey Players

May 13, 2017

Kansas City, MO- May 12, 2017– The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund (TFMF) will host its 4th annual charity golf tournament on Monday, July 31 at the Deuce at the National Golf Club in Kansas City, 6415 N. National Drive. The 4-person scramble will begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost per golfer ...

Drug Free Sport Announces 2017 Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients

May 9, 2017

Drug Free Sport Announces 2017 Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients Awards to honor certified athletic trainers on the front lines of drug abuse and wellness education. KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 9, 2017) – As sports guide and develop our future leaders, certified athletic trainers play an imperative role in the health and wellness of youth throughout high school, interscholastic, ...

Runner who Died after Half Marathon to be Remembered with 5K Race

May 8, 2017

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 8, 2017) – Brandon Russell’s Flash Dash 5k will take place May 20, in memory of the runner who died at the Rock the Parkway half marathon in Kansas City, Missouri. The Flash Dash will take place just two days before Russell’s 35th birthday. The race will begin at 8 a.m. at 18th & Swift ...

The Heartland Premiere

May 5, 2017

Good Morning! I’m hopeful that the KC Star might consider talking to us about our Award-Winning TV shows on Outdoor Channel. We’re just a group of KC guys that travel the country to creatively film our outdoor experience and we’ve been recognized nationally for our work. We are hosting a Premiere event on June 10th. With nearly 1000 people in ...

New Horizons Band rehearsals begin May 30

May 3, 2017

Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old musical instrument or purchase a new one and join a group of fun-loving musicians ages 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals starting in late May at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. The New Horizons Band is a program of ...

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is May 24 in Antioch Park

May 3, 2017

For over two decades, an early summer special event presented by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has given participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active. Now in its 22nd year, this year’s In Step and In Shape Walk will take place on Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, ...

Avila Names Eric Hicks New Head Football Coach

April 21, 2017

Kansas City, MO - Eric Hicks, who spent last season as the defensive line coach for the Eagles, has been tabbed as the new head coach of the Avila University Football program, the athletic department announced Friday. "It is an honor to be added to the tradition of a university that has stood the test of time, and to get ...

Tom Watson to host “Down Range Clinic” for disabled veterans

April 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04-21-2017 Contact: Rick Schultz, Event Coordinator, Midwest Section of the PGA, 816-898-0548 (cell) Headline: Tom Watson to host “Down Range Clinic” for Disabled Veterans What: The Midwest Section of the PGA announces the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program with an introductory golf clinic given by Hall-Of-Fame golfer Tom Watson. The “Down Range Clinic” will ...

Professional Mermaid Swimming to Planet Comicon

April 14, 2017

Erika O’Shea, The Heartland Mermaid (785) 760-3137 Kansas City, MO, April 14th – Local mermaid entertainer Erika O’Shea, also known as “The Heartland Mermaid” is bringing her unique act to upcoming comic book convention and pop culture expo, Planet Comicon. This event is KC’s largest and longest running gathering of its kind, spanning 19 years and boasting attendance ...

50 Plus Plans May 10 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri’s Katy Trail

April 13, 2017

Enjoy a classic adventure walk on one of the most beautiful sections of Missouri's Katy trail during an adventure walk begin offered in early May be the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 10. Participants will walk on a section ...

First of three Yoga Adventure programs offered for adults at TimberRidge Adventure Center

April 13, 2017

Come spend a few hours outdoors with kindred souls and refresh your inner being during a new program being offered for adults at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center. This program is called Yoga Adventures at TimberRidge and is for ages 16 and older. Participants will spend time outdoors exploring yoga on the lawn combined with ...

Guns’N Hoses 5K

April 5, 2017

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Save the Date: Odessa Historical Bicycle Tour, April 22nd

March 22, 2017

Odessa Historical Bicycle Tour Media Advisory FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 22nd, 2017 Contact: Rachel DeFoe Newton, Board Member Organization: Downtown Odessa, Inc. Telephone: (816) 695-7529 E-mail: Organization Website: Event Website: Celebrate Earth Day & Local History! Who: Downtown Odessa, Inc. What: Odessa Historical Bicycle Tour Where: Historic Downtown Odessa, Missouri When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 (Earth ...

50 Plus Plans Nature Walk to visit Baker Wetlands in Lawrence on April 19

March 22, 2017

The Baker Wetlands in Lawrence, Kan., is the destination for a nature walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Located just south of Lawrence, the Baker Wetlands provides a unique place to learn about natural and cultural history. The wetlands encompass 927 acres of rich, natural wildlife, and is considered one ...

50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Nebraska’s Indian Cave State Park on April 15

March 22, 2017

Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska is the next Adventure Walk destination being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Winding along the Missouri River, and tucked into the rolling hills of south eastern Nebraska is Indian Cave State Park. Explore the limestone cave, accessible by boardwalk, and maybe spot a few ...

Pool Instead of School event planned for April 14 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center

March 22, 2017

A themed pool party is the perfect antidote for bored kids on a teacher in-service day, and that's the goal of a mid-April special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. This event is called Pool Instead of School and is meant to get kids moving instead of staring at electronic devices. "Spring Fling" is the theme for ...

Park University Co-Hosting Negro Leagues Literature Event

March 20, 2017

Park University has teamed with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to host a “Baseball Book Notes Book Festival” on Saturday, April 1, at the NLBM, 1616 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, Mo. Entry to the event is included with paid admission to the Museum or free for NLBM members with membership card. The Festival is part of Park’s Year ...

Wentworth Men’s Wrestling Coach Resigns, Schreimann Named Interim

March 7, 2017

CONTACT: Shelby Woodward | | 660.259.6054 _______________________________________________ Athletic Director Tom Gang announced on Monday that Wentworth head men's wrestling coach Shane Reickard has resigned from his position within the college athletics department, but will maintain his role as the head coach within the high school wrestling program. "I'm at a point in my life where it is really important ...

JCPRD Summer Job Fair set for March 22

March 6, 2017

Start making plans for summer seasonal jobs when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District conducts a Summer Job Fair on March 22. This event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. No appointments are necessary for this drop-in event, and participants ...

Visit Lawrence’s sports-related sites with 50 Plus day trip on March 21

March 6, 2017

Enjoy the spirit and excitement of collegiate sports on an outing to Lawrence, Kan. during an late March day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. March Madness is the name of this trip. Participants will explore Allen Fieldhouse, home of the Jayhawks and five national men’s basketball championship titles. A ...

KCMO Golf Passes Available Now

March 6, 2017

Did you know that two public golf courses are considered among the top courses in the Kansas City area? Shoal Creek and Swope Memorial golf courses, both owned and operated by the City of Kansas City, Mo., have each been named in the top five of area courses by and Annual passes to these courses as well as ...

KC Milan To Re-Brand As Dominos Soccer Club

March 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2017 KC Milan Soccer Club re-branding as Dominos Soccer Club KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The KC Milan Soccer Club announced today that the organization is re-branding as the Dominos Soccer Club. KC Milan founder Jacques Tournoy has partnered with Domino's Pizza franchise owner Jamie Poulsen to create a youth soccer club like none other ...

Local Kansas City Youth Rugby Player gets selected for USA High School All- American U18 Team.

March 3, 2017

Sports release: Contact Amy Hart-, 913-832-4049 James “Xavier” Doering, a Junior on the St. Thomas Aquinas Rugby Squad has been selected for the USA HSAA (High School All American) U18 Team. Head Coach, Salty Thompson has selected a traveling squad of 26 players from around the Nation following the HSAA Winter Camp in Arizona, for the first scheduled tour ...

The “Sport Exchange Summit, Powered By Drug Free Sport” Announces 2018 Dates, Location and Call For Speakers

March 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing.; 816.285.1423 The “Sport Exchange Summit, Powered By Drug Free Sport” Announces 2018 Dates, Location and Call For Speakers Biennial event focuses on “the team behind the team” in pro, collegiate, amateur and high school athletics. KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 2, 2017) – In July 2016, a new professional education conference ...

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