Sports & Recreation

Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on July 16 and 23

June 22, 2016

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities at Heritage Park and the third of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned during July. The Heritage Park overnight fishing opportunity is scheduled for July 16, while the one at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on July 23. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly ...

KC Swim Academy Swim Team Sends Three Swimmers to U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha

June 19, 2016

[Kansas City, KS] – Three members of the KC Swim Academy swim team will compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in Omaha, Nebraska on June 26 through July 3 to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. This is the highest amount that KC Swim Academy has ever qualified for the Olympic Trials. The three ...

Kansas Prairie Storm competes in Iowa Granny Basketball Tournament

June 18, 2016

For more information, contact: Michele Clark (785) 409-2791 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2016 Kansas Prairie Storm competes in Iowa Granny Basketball Tournament Player receives Most Valuable Granny Award West Des Moines, Iowa – Eight Kansas women, ages 55 to 82, from Lawrence and Topeka came together to compete last weekend in the 2016 Iowa Senior Games’ State Granny ...

Trail ride for Local Kids with Cancer

June 17, 2016

June 25th come out to Big River Ranch, Lexington,Mo for the 4th Annual Trailride for Childhood Cancer. All the funds raised go to helping families right here in Kansas City!! We have three families we are helping at the moment. More waiting for help! Bailey Bennett lost her battle at age 8 but we fight on to help other kids! ...


June 17, 2016

A Fundraiser to Help Youth Sports Programs KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) - The Kansas City Royals are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to bring Herschel Walker to town in support of the Clubs’ youth sports programs. Heisman Trophy winning, professional football player, sprinter, Olympic bobsledder and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker is ...

The National Center for Drug Free Sport Announces Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients

June 13, 2016

CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing.; 816.285.1423 KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 13, 2016) – In honor of the work that high school and collegiate certified athletic trainers perform to prevent drug abuse and to ensure fair and safe sport, The National Center for Drug Free Sport® (Drug Free Sport®) established the Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award in 2010. ...

Westminster College Seeking Players for New Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Teams

June 13, 2016

FULTON, MO, June 13, 2016 -- The Athletics Department of Westminster College is launching a nationwide search for student athletes to play for its new men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, which will take the field in the 2017 spring semester, it was announced today. The teams will schedule 10 to 12 games, including home games, away contests and tournaments. “The ...

Free Cass County Youth Fishing Derby

June 10, 2016

The Cass County Elks Lodge in cooperation with the Missouri Conservation Department is having the annual FREE Youth Fishing Derby for Cass County Residents. Get there early to get Free ZEBCO fishing pole and South Bend tackle box to the first 300 youth as we expect a huge turnout. This annual event allows youth ages 4-16 to enjoy the outdoors, ...


June 9, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO – Outpace Poverty, a 5K event that supports families and individuals working to break the cycle of poverty, is Saturday, June 18, at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which assists more than 32,000 people in Jackson County and throughout Northwest Missouri with poverty reduction services each year. Online registration ...

Local Track Team to Compete in Missouri Valley Regional 16 Qualifier - Including 10yr old AAU Kansas District Champ!

June 6, 2016

Contact: Elisha Akins Sprinters Elite Phone 816-905-7079 10617 E 70th Terrace Raytown, MO 64133 Sprinters Elite Track Club from Raytown has qualified to participate in the 2016 Missouri Valley Regional 16 Qualifier. The Meet will take place June 23 – 26 in Lawrence, Kansas. Team members, Jordan Adams, Zaya Akins, Aniyah Alexander, Cortez Battle, Tajanique Carter, Isaiah Chigbogu, Zora ...

Cats & Mats Yoga Class

June 6, 2016

Contact: Cindy Newland Telephone:: (816) 353-4512 Email: Website: PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2016 CATS & MATS YOGA CLASS Benefiting Great Plains SPCA A yoga class will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 to benefit Great Plains SPCA. The class is unique because participants will practice yoga alongside furry felines. It will be held in ...

50 Plus Plans Kill Creek Park Social Walk and lunch on June 29

June 3, 2016

A chance to experience Kill Creek Park followed by lunch, are the aims of a social outing being planned in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Kill Creek Park Social Walk is the name of this program, which is priced at a discounted rate, and will take place on June 29. ...

June 24 is initial deadline for 2016 Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon

June 3, 2016

June 24 is the initial deadline for the 32nd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon. This will be the fourth year the event is sponsored by Open Options (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City) as our title sponsor. The event will take place Sunday, July 10, in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. Entries will ...

New Croquet Tournament for South KS

June 1, 2016

The next leg of the 2016 Midwest Croquet Association Nine Wicket Series travels south for the first ever Cleveland Open. With two courts available the event will be played June 11-12, 2016. The Pro and Bronze Divisions will play on Saturday and the Gold and Silver will start on Sunday. Start times are tentative until the final lineups are released, ...

Lead Bank to Celebrate June First Fridays with Cinder Block Brewery

June 1, 2016

Lead Bank, a locally owned financial institution dedicated to the needs of small businesses, will be hosting their monthly First Friday parking lot party on Friday, June 3rd. Everyone is welcome. Lead Bank is located in the Crossroads Arts District at 1801 Main Street, 64105. First Fridays fun will begin at 5:30 with local food trucks Twisted Asian and Sweet ...

States Shield: Missouri Over Kansas 7-3

May 26, 2016

PARKVILLE, MO -- The veteran Missouri team didn't leave much to chance in the final rounds of the inaugural Midwest Croquet Association States Shield held on Saturday morning at the Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri as they rolled to a 7-3 win over Kansas. Starting the day with a 2-1 advantage, they jumped out fast on Kansas in ...

“Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport” Conference Expands

May 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport” Conference Expands Day-and-a-half conference focuses on multidisciplinary learning for the “team behind the team”. KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 25, 2016) – Furthering its position as the industry leader in drug education and testing within professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics, The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®) ...

RICO SUAVE @ Praise Chapel this Sunday

May 25, 2016

International Musician & Hollywood Actor Gerardo Mejia a.k.a. Rico Suave Kansas City, Kansas, May 18, 2016 – He was a pop star in the late nineties. At the height of his fame, Gerardo Mejia was touring the world singing his number one hit “Rico Suave.” Gerardo says, “he didn’t want to let go of who he once was but after ...

JE Dunn Gets Red in the Face for Healthier Hearts

May 18, 2016

For more information: Keli Schneider (Office): 816-292-8529 WHAT: 4th Annual Red Face Relay, a running event created by JE Dunn with over 147 participants in 16 national locations. Each team will run a 60-minute leg of the relay. WHO: JE Dunn employees and the American Heart Association WHEN: Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: JE Dunn ...

Ironhorse Golf Club introduces “Get Into Golf” Clinics

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 – Ironhorse Golf Club in Leawood, Kansas recently announced its new “Get Into Golf” player development clinics aimed at introducing golf to new participants. Executed in conjunction with Troon’s® global initiative, "Get Into Golf" clinics provide all the tools necessary to give golf a test run, including golf clubs and golf balls, practice range time, a weekly ...

BeerFit Running Series Comes to KC on June 4

May 12, 2016

You’re Fit… But Are You BeerFit? Running Race Series Brings Traveling Celebration to 25 Cities in 2016 You and your fit squad have the Saturday routine down pat. Whether it’s barre and brunch, CrossFit and protein shakes, or yoga and green juice, you know that the best sweat sessions are followed by hard-earned refueling. You’re fit. But are you BeerFit? ...

Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on June 4, 11, and 25

May 12, 2016

The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park during 2016 will take place on June 4. Also in the June, the first of two overnight opportunities at Kill Creek Park will take place on June 11, and the second of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on June 25. After 11 p.m. ...

Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 4 & 5

May 12, 2016

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, as the 2016 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This will coincide with the state of Kansas' "Free Fishing Days" in State Parks. The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the JCPRD's Day in the Park event at ...

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