Category: KCSC Blog

WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration inspires many

“I am confident and I am an athlete.” This message was delivered over and over again throughout the most incredible WIN for KC Sports Awards Celebration Luncheon I have ever attended and been a part of. I believe that every person in the room left that day feeling the same way. How much more powerful […]

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NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship

For the first time since 1989, the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship returns to NAIA-Basketball-D1-Womens-2015_175the Kansas City area, making its home the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo., starting March 18 and running through March 24. Thirty-two teams will take the court with hopes and dreams of winning the coveted NAIA championship banner.

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WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board a great opportunity for area high school female student-athletes

My name is Amabelle Palomares and I am currently the co-chair of the WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-2015 school year. I am a senior at Notre Dame de Sion High School, an all-girls college preparatory school. I have been involved with the WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board for two […]

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Price Chopper Basketball Classic at Sprint Center

It’s a great time of year for basketball fans. The holidays have come and gone. Conference play has started. And, it’s almost time for the Price Chopper Basketball Classic. Two years ago, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel launched an all-day high school basketball event at Sprint Center on Martin Luther King Day in January. With sixteen […]

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2014 – The year of the almost parade

It would have been a great celebration parade! Hours of work went in to discussing, planning, organizing, and rehearsing a parade and victory rally at Union Station. The Sports Commission partnered with many great organizations to plan what would have been an incredible Royal Celebration. But wasn’t the ride to the final game fun? During […]

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DII Football Championship comes to Kansas City

After spending the last 28 years in Florence, Alabama, the NCAA Division II Football Championship will begin a new chapter in Kansas City. When the student-athletes finally take the field at Sporting Park on December 20, an exclamation point will be added to the efforts of crossing every “t” and dotting every “i” in preparation […]

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25th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run is more than just a run

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks and a time for gathering together with close friends, family and communities. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday of the year. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you do, who doesn’t enjoy their own version of a warm cooked meal with people you care about? With Thanksgiving […]

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Volunteering: A Family Affair

I became involved with the Kansas City Marathon in 2013 for the first time. I was no longer working as a kindergarten teacher, so my daughter, Daveron Kennedy the Volunteer Coordinator, suggested I come from Oklahoma to help. I am always up for physical labor and knew Daveron could use the help. After that very […]

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Big 12 Soccer making a home in Kansas City

The 2014 edition of the Big 12 Soccer Championship is less than one month from making a return trip to Kansas City, with games scheduled for November 5, 7 and 9.  If you ask conference coaches, they hope that the event has found a home at Swope Soccer Village. “We want people to come out, […]

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WIN for KC celebrates 20 years of empowering girls and women through sports

Wow, I can’t believe WIN for KC is celebrating 20 years of empowering girls and women through sports and fitness- how remarkable! WIN has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. Thanks to the dedication and energy of hundreds […]

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