Sports & Recreation

Local martial arts instructor honored

April 17, 2014

Congratulations to Mr. David Clifton! This is long overdue; however sometimes the hardest things to write are those that you feel need to truly portray the importance and magnitude of the event. Mr. Clifton was inducted to the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in March 2014. Mr. Clifton provides leadership, guidance, and instills professionalism within the industry of martial ...

KC Chiefs Dustin Colquitt to speak at Mayor’s National Day of Prayer breakfast

April 16, 2014

Pro-Bowler Dustin Colquitt to Share Insights About Faith on the Field at Annual Event on National Day of Prayer April 16, 2014: (St. Joseph, Mo.) This year, faith meets football at the annual Mayor’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast as Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt takes the stage as the featured speaker. Now in its third year, organizers are ...

50 Plus plans Katy Trail adventure walk on May 7

April 16, 2014

An opportunity to walk on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May. The program is called the Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 7. This hike is expected to require an easy level of exertion. Participants will ...

Big Bass Helps Saunders Bring Home Smithville Win

April 14, 2014

Smithville Bassmasters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clay Palmer – Tournament Director (816) 547-5313 Big Bass Helps Saunders Bring Home Smithville Win The Smithville Bassmasters recently held their second tournament of the year at Smithville Lake, Saturday April 12th. Jeff Saunders took home the top prize honors with a 4 fish winning weight of 16.09 pounds. Saunders’ catch was anchored by ...

KU Army ROTC Ranger Buddy

April 10, 2014

Contact: Mr. Joe Midgley Phone: (785) 864-1113 Fax: (785) 864-4395 E-mail: Website: April 10, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE University of Kansas ROTC Hosting 20th Annual Ranger Buddy Competition Elite Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets from schools across the nation will gather at Sesquicentennial Park in Lawrence, Kan. at 5 a.m. Sat., April 19, 2014 for ...

2nd annual fastpitch benefit tournament to collect food for Kansas City food bank

April 9, 2014

Contact Information Jeremy McDowell Midwest Sports Productions 913-543-6116 2nd annual fastpitch benefit tournament to collect food for Kansas City food bank Independence, Missouri – The 2nd annual Strikeout Hunger Fastpitch Tournament will be feeding mouths across the Kansas City region this weekend, April 11-13. Organized by Midwest Sports Productions (MSP) who has teamed up with Harvesters-The Community Food Network ...

Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning May 3 & 4

April 9, 2014

The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 3 and 4, May 10 and 11, and May 17 and 18, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 24. The marina's weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The marina offers boat rentals, including canoes, pedal ...

New Patron Appreciation Day event is May 3 at seven JCPRD facilities

April 9, 2014

A new special event lets participants enjoy a number of discounts or free activities at seven Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities on one day in early May. This event is called Patron Appreciation Day and is meant as a counterpart to the agency's A Day in the Park event, which since 2010 has offered free outdoor activities as ...

Pioneer Run to Benefit Children in the Northland

April 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2014 Contact Andrea McKown, Development Director 816-420-9005 or Kansas City, Mo – Northland Early Education Center is hosting its annual Pioneer Run on Saturday, March 31, 2014 at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will feature a 5K run and a two-mile walk at English Landing Park in Parkville, Mo. ...

Free Pickleball Spring Potluck Party is April 24 at New Century Fieldhouse

April 3, 2014

One last pickleball hoorah before the summer heat sets in followed by lunch and an opportunity to get to know your fellow players better, is being planned during a late April program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Pickleball Potluck Party is the name of this event, which will take place ...

HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, set for May 10 at Heritage Park

March 31, 2014

For more than 25 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early summer duathlon at Heritage Park. In 2013, the event added 5K and 10K runs along with the Duathlon, and these are continuing this year. The event, now known as the HP3, consists of a duathlon including 3.1 mile run, a 17-mile bike, followed by ...

Lake Shawnee is final destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program

March 31, 2014

The third and final walk in the Spring Strolling series being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will take participants to Shawnee County in late April. Lake Shawnee, located just east of Topeka, is the destination of this program on Wednesday, April 23. This outing will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch ...

50 Plus program seeks Thrill Seekers for kayaking adventures

March 31, 2014

Kayaking is the next adrenaline-pumping adventure planned this winter and spring as part of the Thrill Seekers program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Thrill Seekers offers opportunities for seniors to experience activities they've always wanted to try. Kayaking is set for Saturday, April 19, at Longview Lake in conjunction with ...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Announces Vessel Safety Check Schedule

March 29, 2014

Flotilla 30-1 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is pleased to announce its vessel safety check schedule for spring 2014. Recreational boats, Jet Skis, kayaks, canoes and other paddle craft will be inspected on the following dates at the: Little Platte Recreation Area Smithville Lake Smithville, Missouri Saturday, April 26, 2014 Saturday, June 7, 2014 Saturday, July 5, 2014 ...

Annual Zumbathon® Benefits March of Dimes Kansas Chapter

March 24, 2014

More than 10 local Zumba® instructors will come together for a night of fitness fun to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes® Kansas Chapter. Kansas City, Mo. – The time has come to lace up and get down for the 3rd Annual Zumba® 4 Babies Zumbathon® on Friday, April 4, 2014. Sponsored by SIAB Fitness, the Zumba® ...

25th Annual Love Fund for Children Golf Classic

March 20, 2014

Leawood, KS, June 23rd, 2014 – The 25th Annual Love Fund Golf Classic will be held at Ironhorse Golf Club…one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the region. The event will benefit Kansas City’s Love Fund for Children, a not-for-profit organization providing assistance to area children 18 and under. The event will take place at Ironhorse Golf Club, ...

New Art in the Park program for young children and parents offered on April 16 & 23

March 19, 2014

Young children and a parent can meet new friends, play in the park, and make an art project during a new program being offered twice in mid-April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Art in the Park is the name of this program, which is for ages one to five with a parent. Participants will meet in the ...

Prepare for summer swimming with new spring stroke clinic beginning April 13

March 19, 2014

The Stingrays Swim Team has previously been strictly a summer program, but a new offering beginning in mid-April will give youth a chance to improve in advance of the summer swim season. Jump into Spring with the Stingrays is the name of this new Johnson County Park & Recreation District offering, which is for ages five through 18 and will ...

Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event returns to The Theatre in the Park on April 12

March 19, 2014

A popular special event which lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment will be returning to the Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park on April 12. The event is called Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, ...

New Thrill Seekers’ Day of Thrills event set for April 5 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

March 19, 2014

The TimberRidge Adventure has everything a thrill seeker is looking for: a climbing wall, archery, a zip line, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and more. Take advantage of a new special event being planned at this facility in early April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The event is called the Thrill Seekers' Day of ...

National Shotokan Karate Expert to hold Seminars at Integrity Martial Arts Academy

March 17, 2014

Area karate students are invited to attend a series of seminars with Hanshi Cyrus Madani, 8th Dan Shotokan and founder and chief instructor of International MartialArts Association (IMA), from Friday-Sunday, March 28-30 at Integrity Martial Arts Academy in South Kansas City. All levels and ages are welcome to attend the Friday and Saturday seminars. The seminar series will kick off ...

Overland Park joins March Madness excitement, plays host to NJCAA women’s basketball championship tournament

March 11, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas – Johnson County Community College (JCCC) located in Overland Park, Kansas will soon begin its first of a three-year commitment to hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Division II Basketball Championship. Taking place from March 18-22, the tournament field will consist of 16 teams from across country, including Kansas and Missouri. “The NJCAA Tournament ...

The Whiskey Run 5k

March 11, 2014

For Immediate Release: Contact: Brad Ziegler KC Running Company 411 E. 135th Street Kansas City, MO 64145 Phone: (816) 569-4508 Email: The Whiskey Run 5k and Kids Fun Run is part of the 27th annual Irishpalooza celebration in Martin City and will be held on Sunday morning, March 16th at 8am at 135th and Oak St in Kansas City, ...

New GPS tracking Band gives parents peace of mind

March 10, 2014

Creative dads combine technology and cool factor to develop kidsport GPS LEAWOOD, KAN. (March 10, 2014) A parents' greatest fear is losing their children. Over 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That's over 2,000 a day.* Countless more incidents are never reported. Losing track of your kid even for a millisecond can prompt instant fear and anxiety. kidsport GPS ...

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