Sports & Recreation

KC Rage a KC Area Filly Kin to Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist to Be Auctioned!

Aug. 18, 2016

April Leiker along with her two young son’s Kagan and Cooper embarked on a journey a few years ago to find a great mare, breed with a stallion, both with a strong bloodlines, and through their efforts breed a potential horse worthy of a Kentucky Derby! KC Rage is the offspring of a New York mare Wanda’s Rage- Wanda is ...

Park University’s Homecoming Weekend 2016 Set for Sept. 15-17

Aug. 18, 2016

Hundreds of Park University alumni from across the country and their families are expected to converge on the University’s Parkville Campus for Homecoming Weekend 2016, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 15-17. While a number of activities are reserved for Park alumni and their families, there are some events that are open to the public. These include (events with ticketed admission are ...

International Roller Derby Division 2 Playoffs feature Kansas City Roller Warriors

Aug. 17, 2016

"Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary." WFTDA is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby. ICT Roller Girls is a skater-owned and operated roller derby league, founded by diehard Wichitans in 2006. ICT Roller Girls joined the WFTDA in 2009 and will be hosting its Division 2 playoffs in Wichita this weekend. Excellent photo and video ...

Perry Lake is first destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Sept. 7

Aug. 10, 2016

Perry Lake State Park is the first destination for a new season of the Wednesday Walks program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Also called Fall Strolling, this program lets participants make friends while exploring the great outdoors. JCPRD does the driving while you can relax, listen ...

Patriot Golf Days are Sept. 2-5 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills golf courses

Aug. 10, 2016

Those who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Sept. 2 through 5 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers. This will be the ninth year the local courses join in the nationwide observation of Patriot Golf Days. All proceeds ...

Olympics kicks off in Kansas City this Weekend to Support Domestic Violence Victims

Aug. 9, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo – KC Crew will be hosting the 2016 KC Olympics benefiting Hope House. This is all-day event on August 13 is being held on the grounds of the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Olympic Games include a kickball and volleyball tournament, and a pentathlon event featuring different tailgate-style events. First place teams in the games ...

Inversion Immersion: Taking your Yoga practice Upside Down

Aug. 9, 2016

Come join the Amy Black, the former yoga specialist to Sporting KC and owner of Core Wellness Yoga, and the Athletic Club of Overland Park for a fun, playful, enlightening, and humbling introduction to taking things upside down in your yoga practice! For more information and to reserve your spot visit

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce to host golf tournament on September 8

Aug. 8, 2016

Overland Park, Kan., August 8, 2016 – The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual golf tournament on September 8 at Deer Creek Golf Club, 7000 West 133rd Street. The golf outing gives area business professionals the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues while enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon on the golf course. The event begins with ...

Gardens at Sunset Fundraiser to benefit Kansas City Community Gardens September 10th

Aug. 8, 2016

GARDENS AT SUNSET TICKETS AVAILABLE Kansas City, MO, – Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is once again bringing its signature fundraising event to the beautiful Beanstalk Children’s Garden for an evening of music, food and drink, unique silent auction items, cooking demonstrations and more. The Gardens at Sunset Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:30 to 8:30pm Leanna Flandemeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden ...

Smokin Trackside BBQ and Brew Bash

Aug. 7, 2016

The aromas of I-35 Speedway are about to change this upcoming weekend, August 12 and 13, 2016. A normal aroma is the smell of racing fuel as the powerful engines of the racing machines take to the track on Saturday night. A new aroma will permeate the track beginning Friday as the smell of brisket, chicken, ribs, and pork cooking ...

The National Center for Drug Free Sport Offers Its Expertise for Media Inquiries

Aug. 5, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing; 816.285.1423 The National Center for Drug Free Sport Offers Its Expertise for Media Inquiries Leadership available for interviews related to sport drug testing, supplement use and sport drug education. KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 5, 2016) – As international athletic competition interest peaks over the next two weeks, The National Center ...

Marciniak Takes KC Open Silver Title

Aug. 5, 2016

PARKVILLE, MO -- Justin Marciniak survived a long day to snatch the Kansas City Open Silver Division title from Gabe Airrington with a 12-6 win in the title game held at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri this past Saturday afternoon. The 10-player double-elimination bracket was a first for any MCA Nine-Wicket Series division. As expected it stretched out ...


Aug. 4, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announce today a new program during the 2016 NFL season for fans to join Kelce in support of the Clubs’ sport programs for kids. Fans can share in Travis Kelce’s success through a unique, performance based campaign called ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed for about four weeks beginning Aug. 15 for painting, maintenance, and dome installation

Aug. 3, 2016

Each year, the Roeland Park Aquatic Center closes for a few days for reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months. But this year, the facility will close for a longer period in order to complete much-needed painting and other maintenance. The Aquatic Center, located at 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, will ...

Register on or before Aug. 15 to receive the lowest registration fee for the ninth annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon

Aug. 3, 2016

Register on or before Aug. 15 to secure your spot at the lowest registration price for the ninth-annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and features a new Micro-Distance option for 2016. The triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. and involves a ...

Registrations now being taken for JCPRD U Kids Triathlon on Aug. 27 at Kill Creek Park

Aug. 3, 2016

Youth ages six to 14 are invited to participate in the JCPRD U Kids Triathlon, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. Because of this event, the park will be closed to the general public until noon on this day. This youth triathlon is specifically designed to let the kids be ...

Smithville Bassmasters Host Open Buddy Bass Tournament

Aug. 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clay Palmer – Secretary/Webmaster (816) 547-5313 Smithville Bassmasters To Host The 5th Annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament The Smithville Bassmasters will host the fifth annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic open buddy bass tournament, Saturday September 10, 2016, at highway W boat ramp on Smithville Lake. This special tournament is a way for ...

Kansas City Karate Legend Inducted Into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

July 28, 2016

ADDISON, TX – Steve Mackey, a high level black belt in Bushidokan Karate and one-time third ranked professional fighter in the Professional Karate Association was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in a special ceremony this past Saturday, July 23rd at the Crowne Plaza – Galleria in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Mackey was promoted to black belt ...

The Heart of the Summit 2016 5k/10k Race to Benefit Lee’s Summit First Responders

July 25, 2016

For race and registration information, please visit For additional information, please contact Jeff Silver at 816-509-4909 July 26, 2016, Lee’s Summit, MO: The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit has announced plans for the 5th Annual Heart of the Summit 5K/10k/1-Mile Walk/Run. The event will take place Saturday morning, September 10, 2016, starting in front of the Lee’s Summit City ...

Last overnight Fishing Opportunities of 2016 planned on Aug. 13 and 27

July 20, 2016

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities at Kill Creek Park and the last of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned during August. The Kill Creek Park overnight fishing opportunity is scheduled for Aug. 13, while the one at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Aug. 27. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be ...

Mystery walk to round out 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on Aug. 10

July 20, 2016

A location determined by participants themselves will be the final destination for the Summer Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Where Will We Go and will conclude a series of three walks which began in June. As the name indicates, the walkers themselves will choose ...

Clouse Roars Back

July 19, 2016

BELTON, MO -- When the MCA Nine-Wicket Series launched in May of 2013 with the Stilwell Open, Greg Clouse was there. He took that first title with an 18-16 win over Dylan Goodwin in the final. Since then Clouse made many appearances in MCA 9WS finals, but had to settle for runner-up status each time. On July 9, 2016, that ...

JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer seasons on Aug. 7

July 18, 2016

Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 ...

Blue Valley Recreation Hires Lockard for Fitness Position

July 18, 2016

In preparation for opening a new indoor recreation facility later this year, Blue Valley Recreation Commission hired Adam Lockard as the facility’s second full-time employee. Lockard is poised to serve as the assistant facility supervisor and fitness coordinator. The new facility, being built at the Blue Valley School District’s Hilltop Campus, will house an indoor walk/run track, sports courts, dance ...

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