Category: KCSC Blog

WIN for KC is more than the big 3 events

Since beginning my time with WIN in January 2013 I’ve noticed that there is a common question from supporters: “What do you do when you aren’t at Camp WIN, the triathlon or the luncheon?” Well, the answer to that is a lot! You may have noticed some of the other events WIN for KC has […]

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Tailgating is a family affair

Oh my, after a quick calculation this Fall begins my 39th year of football tailgating.  I was a junior in high school when I began the 3½ hour trek from the middle of Kansas to the Northeast corner of the state of Kansas for this adventure.  As a teenager, spending 7 hours on the road […]

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Summertime doesn’t mean down time for student-athletes

“How was your summer?”  That is a question I hear hundreds of times over the next few weeks as life begins to breathe back into the high school building.  Teachers ask teachers.  Parents ask teachers. Teachers ask students.  Students ask teachers.  “How was your summer?”  This is a question that student-athletes chuckle about in their […]

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Chiefs Kingdom Pass: Bringing Fans Closer to the Team

Autographed helmets, game-issued jerseys and the opportunity to visit the sidelines at Arrowhead Stadium are a few of the things that are available through the exclusive Chiefs Kingdom Pass program. The Chiefs Kingdom Pass is a program designed to expand the benefits of being a Season Ticket Member (STM). This program allows STMs to gain […]

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WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon will inspire you to compete

Sailboat Cove at Smithville Lake is the place to be this Saturday morning (July 26).  Why? Because roughly 1,300 women will be participating in the WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon including Nadya McCullogh, the youngest participant at 12 and the oldest participant, Celia Reed, at the age of 72. The WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon […]

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Make it – take it!

During a recent procedure/recovery, I became immersed in the pageantry and drama of both the World Cup and Wimbledon.  If you haven’t followed closely, once the United States’ participants were eliminated, the pundits immediately turned to our country’s failure in developing the top world class athletes in each sport and heatedly debated how to rectify […]

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Reap the rewards of hard work and practice

I love this time of year.  The days are long and sunny, the pool water isn’t too cold, and there is lots of fun stuff to do with your kiddo(s) . My daughter Jaelyn just turned five, so she is on the brink of learning how to swim all by herself and maybe even ride […]

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Different roles, all the same Camp WIN

Summer is a time of sun, heat, hot air, no school, and camps galore.  Parents and kids alike look for the most fulfilling camp.  This has become a challenge with every organization, group and school creating a camp of their own.  There’s drama camp, space camp, scout camp, fashion camp, soccer camp, football camp, school […]

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It takes a team to be GREEN

When I was growing up on a small Iowa farm, I never heard things like “carbon footprint” or “going green.” The first time I ever “recycled” anything was bringing our pop cans to Hy Vee for the 5 cent deposit refund after the law went into effect in 1979.  We used to bring in trash […]

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Looking to land a job in sports?

Here are a few tips to help you get in the game. During my career in athletics administration and since joining the Kansas City Sports Commission, I’m often asked how I got the job. Turns out lots of people not only love sports, but want to work in sports as well. Although I don’t think […]

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