Sports & Recreation

Two ways to travel back in time for the holidays

Nov. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anne Jones, Curator of Collections Johnson County Museum 913-715-2553 anne.jones@jocogov.org Jody Hanson, Interim Communications Director Johnson County Manager’s Office (913) 715-0423 or cell (913) 626-5482 jody.hanson@jocogov.org Two ways to travel back in time for the holidays JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS (Nov. 26, 2014) – Starting this Saturday, Nov. 29, The Johnson County Museum offers two ways to enjoy ...

Elves’ Day Off pool party for all ages planned on Dec. 23 at RPAC

Nov. 26, 2014

Elves' Day Off Pool Party for all ages is being planned for Dec. 23 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Participants will build graham cracker houses beginning at 10 a.m., eat lunch at 11 a.m., and then hit the warm waters of the dome-covered pool. Lunch ...

Missouri Comets Partner with Joshua Center for Special Night

Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 --KANSAS CITY, MO-- The Missouri Comets, Comets Care program is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Kansas City Area. The Missouri Comets have chosen Joshua Center as their non-profit partner for the game on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Chicago Mustangs. To participate, you can download the order form at: www.joshuacenter.com. Joshua ...

Battle on gridiron: Army vs Navy in pigskin match

Nov. 21, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Stephen Standifird EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The annual Fort Leonard Wood Army vs. Navy flag football game is slated to kick off at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 13 at Gerlach Field here. Dress in support of your branch of service and root for your team. ...

Soldiers learn to master fitness

Nov. 21, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The difference between a pushup and an eight-count pushup is a higher Army Physical Fitness Test score. That knowledge and other secrets were unveiled as the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School conducted a four-week class on Fort Leonard Wood. Fifty Fort Leonard Wood ...

Chiefs Week — 17th Annual Drive for Life Blood Drive

Nov. 21, 2014

Chiefs players to make appearances at Community Blood Center donation centers and blood drives, encouraging donors and fans to give the gift of life this holiday season November 20, 2014, Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Chiefs and Community Blood Center (CBC) are teaming up for their 17th Annual Chiefs Week Blood Drive, November 24th through November 30th. Each ...

Soldiers learn to master fitness

Nov. 20, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Melissa Buckley EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The difference between a pushup and an eight-count pushup is a higher Army Physical Fitness Test score. That knowledge and other secrets were unveiled as the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School conducted a four-week class on Fort Leonard ...

Pickleball Tournament is Dec. 12 at Jewish Community Center

Nov. 20, 2014

Friday, Dec. 5, is the registration deadline for a Pickleball Tournament being presented in early December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. This second annual tournament will present awards ...

Dec. 6 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned at Mildale Farm site

Nov. 20, 2014

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! This year's event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Mildale Farm – a JCPRD site - 35250 W 199th ...

Registrations Now Being Taken for youth Winter Volleyball League

Nov. 20, 2014

Dec. 5 is the early bird registration deadline for a Winter Volleyball League for youth being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. This doubleheader 12-match program is for boys and girls grades three through eight. Both individual and team registrations will be accepted. Play will begin Jan. 11 ...

Local Athletes Picked For TEAM USA

Nov. 20, 2014

Olathe North & Olathe Northwest Graduates, Both KU Alumni, Will Represent TEAM USA In International Ju-Jitsu Competition At The 2014 World Championships - Paris, France - November 28th - 30th IMMEDIATE MEDIA PRESS RELEASE By Bob Boggs kenukan@aol.com - 913-782-5425 November 17, 2014 Travis Boggs, a Graduate of the KU School of Business (2006), and Owner / Chief Instructor of ...

State Herpetological Awards Presented

Nov. 17, 2014

Members and friends attended the 41st annual meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society held Nov. 7-9 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Scholars and field herpetologists presented research and observations through a two-day series of brief lectures, a business meeting was conducted by the KHS membership and a fundraising auction-social gathering was held. Officers were elected for the Society ...

Squaw Creek Eagle Days trip offered on Dec. 6

Nov. 13, 2014

Visit the yearly celebration of "Eagle Days" at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through a birdwatching trip being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. ? Always a participant favorite, this trip affords a close-up view of our national bird. The trip will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, and will include a special presentation including a ...

Ottawa University to Add Men’s Volleyball

Nov. 6, 2014

OTTAWA, Kan. – Ottawa University is pleased to announce the addition of men’s volleyball as an intercollegiate varsity athletic team, set to play during the 2015-16 school year. The men’s volleyball program will be the 23rd athletic team offered by OU. "Men's volleyball is experiencing impressive growth in the NAIA and Midwest region right now,” said Director of Athletics Arabie ...

Ottawa University Hires AJ Stevens as Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Nov. 6, 2014

OTTAWA, Kan. – Ottawa University is pleased to announce the hiring of A.J. Stevens as the men’s and women’s lacrosse coach. Stevens will be the first coach in program history. "Coach Stevens is a dedicated, passionate professional who understands the energy and vision it takes to build a program from the ground up,” said Director of Athletics Arabie Conner. “We ...

BUFFALO WILD WINGS AWARDS SPORTS GRANTS TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY FOR FLAG FOOTBALL ALL STARS

Oct. 31, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2014 Contact: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Sharon Cleaver, Director, Marketing scleaver@helpkckids.org Direct – (816) 462-0136 Mobile – (816) 674-3721 BUFFALO WILD WINGS AWARDS SPORTS GRANTS TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY FOR FLAG FOOTBALL ALL STARS Program is focused on promoting youth sports and sportsmanship [KANSAS CITY, Mo] ...

Ottawa University (Kan.) to Host First Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Dual

Oct. 29, 2014

OTTAWA, Kan. – Excitement is in the air as the men’s and women’s wrestling teams host their first home dual in program history. The Braves and Lady Braves will host Lyon College (Ark.) at Wilson Field House on Saturday, Nov. 1 with a start time of 2:00 p.m. “I am very excited and have been waiting for this day for ...

Hint announces vew VP of marketing and strategic growth

Oct. 23, 2014

October 25, 2014 New Addition Dan Barker Enjoys Royal Welcome With Mastercard’s “Priceless Surprises” Campaign KANSAS CITY: As part of their continued commitment to strategic, multi-media solutions for their clients, local marketing and digital content company Hint has hired Dan Barker as Vice-President of Marketing and Strategic Growth. Barker formerly led business development for local agencies Clickfarm, C3, and the ...

Arrow covers transportation at World Series

Oct. 23, 2014

Arrow Stage Lines supplied over 31 motorcoaches to provide game day transportation for this year’s World Series, games one and two, in Kansas City. “It’s always an honor to work with each of our clients,” said Arrow V.P. of Sales, Chuck Gunnels. “But it is even more of a privilege to be a part of history.” Arrow Stage Lines handled ...

Bishops of California, West Missouri and Kansas engage in World Series wager

Oct. 22, 2014

Contact: Gary Allman, Director of Communications Tel: (417) 522-5151 Email: communications@ediowestmo.org The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Rt. Rev. Martin “Marty” Field, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri, and the Rt. Rev. Dean Wolfe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas have engaged in a friendly wager to raise money ...

Second Public hayride offered on Nov. 2 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park

Oct. 22, 2014

The second of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall will take place in early November. In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the JCPRD also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or ...

KC area schools can benefit from the Royals historic World Series run

Oct. 21, 2014

Date: 10/21/14 Contact: andrea@gametimefundraisers.com, 1-888-973-7464 For immediate release: With Game One of the World Series starting tonight in Kansas City, K-12 schools and non-profit youth organizations can participate in the excitement of the Royals historic playoff run and raise money for their school, PTA or youth organization in the process. GameTime Fundraisers (GTF) has aligned with MLB licensees to allow ...

Local Students with Learning Disabilities Celebrate the Royals!

Oct. 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/21/2014 Contact: Natalie Upp (913)789-9443 nupp@horizon-academy.com ROELAND PARK, Kan. – Horizon Academy students and staff are doing their part to celebrate and cheer on the Kansas City Royals for the World Series. Students at Horizon Academy typically wear school uniforms. However, in honor of the amazing Royals, Horizon Academy Executive Director, Sharyl Kennedy, named the first ...


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