Sports & Recreation

Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on July 25

July 1, 2015

All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, July 25, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. This free event is called “Come Sail With Us” and will take place beginning at noon at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina on the north side of ...

Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 24 in Shawnee Mission Park

July 1, 2015

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is the name of the event, which is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at Shelter ...

Kansas City native earns All-Academic honors

June 30, 2015

Seven Pratt Community College athletic programs and thirteen individual athletes have received 2014-2015 NJCAA All-Academic honors for their exemplary performance in the classroom. Among the individuals honored were Zachary Stonecipher of Kansas City with men's baseball, who received the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.7. Men's baseball was also named an All-Academic team for a ...

Weapon/knife workshop Saturday, July 25th at Taiji Fusion 8377 Nieman Road

June 27, 2015

Head instructor Jesse 'Duke' Garcia will lead a three hour workshop focusing on Filipino baston (stick) and knife fundamentals from 1:00-4:00 pm. The cost is $40. Topics include: Middle and long range, First five angles of attack, Box pattern with baston, Box pattern with knife, and Lacosta 12 angles of attack. For more information, call 816-377-7477 or visit

July T.A.K.E. Self Defense Seminars for 12 and older set for two locations in Overland Park

June 26, 2015

The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation recently completed its tenth year of presenting a self-defense program meant to help fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002. You're invited to join the 55,000-plus -strong and growing number of women and girls who have completed the training when the seminar is offered in ...

Great American Family Campout is July 18 & 19 in Shawnee Mission Park

June 26, 2015

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the eighth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities. This event is offered by the Children’s Services Department of the Johnson County Park & ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close early on July 4 and 9

June 26, 2015

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on two days in early July in order to host local swim meets, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced. The facility, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, for meets being ...

Professional Figure Competitor and Start-Up Entrepreneur Candice McField Launches New Web Site and Mobile/Tablet App

June 23, 2015

Media Contact: Gene Willis 913.485.7447 Website and mobile/tablet app designed to help business travelers and adventurers stay fit while on the go. KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 23, 2015) -- Candice McField, professional figure competitor, expert fitness coach and start-up entrepreneur today announces the launch of her new website under the brand Candice McField Fitness (CMF) at The site ...

Celebrating 75 years in Business with an Operator’s Rodeo Challenge

June 18, 2015

MEDIA ALERT You’re invited to a photo opportunity and local news event. Coleman Equipment to host Coleman Equipment’s Operators’ Challenge event for local contractors in celebration of 75 years in business Who Coleman Equipment, celebrating 75 years in business, is hosting Coleman Equipment’s Operators’ Challenge. Preliminaries will be held at all three locations: Independence, Smithville and Bonner Springs with the ...

Record-breaking Day for Griffith

June 18, 2015

BELTON, MO -- Matt Griffith steam-rolled his way to a record fourth-straight MCA Nine Wicket Croquet Series tournament win claiming a 32-6 win over Greg Clouse in the final at the 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, Missouri on Saturday. And with the deepest, 10-player Pro Division in MCA 9WS history, it's not like the rest ...

Golfers Do Their Part to Send War Veterans to Washington DC Memorials

June 16, 2015

Third Annual Tournament Raises Money for Honor Flight Network™ of Kansas City For Immediate Release: June 16, 2015 Smithville, MO: The third annual Partial Payment Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 22, 2015, at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex; 18212 Golf Course Rd, Smithville, MO 64089. This tournament is an important funding source for Honor Flight Network™, a non-profit organization ...

Homeschool Football Player Selected to the 2015 Kansas City Metro Allstar Game

June 15, 2015

Lenexa, KS, June 15, 2015 – For the first time in the history of the Kansas City Metro All Star Football Game a homeschooled player has been chosen to participate. Chase Stamatis, a senior WR and OLB for Christ Prep Academy, was chosen for this incredible honor and is looking forward to participating in the game scheduled for June 18 ...

Protect Your Neck Tour feat. Travis Newaza

June 10, 2015

July 18, 2015 – Jiu-Jitsu fighter and grappling phenomenon, Travis Newaza will join the Warriors Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team on the mats for the Kansas City date of the Protect Your Neck Tour. Not only has Newaza spearheaded an increasingly popular brand of jiu- jitsu gear, he is an esteemed grappler. Travis has earned the title of 2014 Gracie Nationals No ...

Get Fit TRYathlon event in Pittsburg

June 10, 2015

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Crawford County has teamed up with Pitt State’s Alpha Gamma Delta sorority to host the Via Christi Health Get Fit TRYathlon, Relay & 5K/10K on August 7th and 8th at the Pittsburg Aquatic Center. The 5K/10K race is open to all ages. Start time is 7:30 pm Friday evening. Kids ages 5-14 can compete ...

See a T-Bones game during Batter UP! 50 Plus Social Outing on July 8

June 10, 2015

Check out Sizzle the Bull and the speedy T-Bones during an early July social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called Batter UP! and will take participants to see the T-Bones play the Grand Prairie Texas Groundhogs at the Community America Ballpark at the Legends in Kansas ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to conduct July Food Drive and Aug. 1 Lifeguard Olympics

June 10, 2015

Lifeguards at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be conducting a food drive to benefit a local food pantry throughout the month of July, followed by an Aug. 1 Lifeguard Olympics, which is also part of the food drive. Each week of the month will have a different theme. For the week of July 1, the theme is canned food. ...

2015 Missouri Open Draws Top Croquet Talent

June 8, 2015

Contact: Dylan Goodwin / 913.636.7231 BELTON, MO -- As the MCA Nine Wicket Series prepares to take a historic step by partnering with a golf course, it appears as though top players are paying attention. The 2015 Missouri Open at Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton, MO., on Saturday, June 13, 2015 now boasts the best Pro line-up that the ...

American Outlaws Kansas City - USA Women’s World Cup Watch Parties

June 2, 2015

Contact: Nick Verlaney American Outlaws – Kansas City (402) 630-7733 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Kansas City chapter of the American Outlaws to Host Women’s World Cup Watch Parties for U.S. Matches This Summer Everyone invited to Johnny’s Tavern in Power & Light to watch the U.S. starting June 8 Kansas City, MO (June 2) - When the United States ...

Flag Day Celebration Honors Veterans in Lenexa

May 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Barbara L’Amoreaux Simon Public Relations (215) 545-4715 x25 CALENDAR LISTING Flag Day Celebration Honors Veterans in Lenexa Area Patriotic Barbeque For Local Veterans and Residents to Retire Their Flags: June 15, 2015 5-7 p.m. WHAT: Hundreds of Lenexa residents will enjoy a patriotic barbeque, car show, pie baking contest, and music followed by a solemn ...

Park University Receives $10,000 in Grants from Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Royals Charities for Comfort Field Infield Surface Upgrade

May 28, 2015

Park University has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a grant matched by Royals Charities, for a total of $10,000 to upgrade the infield surface at Comfort Field on the University's Parkville Campus. BTF and Royals Charities selected Park University to receive the grants in conjunction with the BTF/Royals Charities Field Maintenance Education Clinic, held April ...

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