Media Room

Saving a sport

I had the honor of speaking to the campers at both sessions of Camp WIN in June, during their break on the last day of camp.  I spoke to the 6-8 year olds and then the 9-12 year olds.  At both sessions, and for each age group, I started and ended the speech the same […]

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A Triathlon Race Day Letter

I have a countdown app on my phone; and every time I open it up it tells me, down to the second, how long I have until the clock strikes exactly 7:30 AM on Saturday, July 30th.  I have several triathlons under my belt, yet each time I open that app and the race information […]

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Choosing Kansas City

Kansas City loves its sports.  This passion goes well beyond cheering on the Chiefs and Sporting KC in the stands, or showing up by the hundreds of thousands to celebrate our World Champion Kansas City Royals.  Year after year, major sporting events choose to come to KC, bringing local and visiting fans out with them. […]

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Ordering event medals is a long process

When do you start the design process for medals? We are always thinking about the next medal.  How to improve, what are the new trends, what will be the new twist for the next year?  We begin the process immediately following the current year’s event.  Our event medals can take from 9-14 months to finalize […]

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From Intern to Employee: How changing the overall view can change not only the journey but the outcome

As I look back on my Sports Commission journey from intern to Executive Coordinator, I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people and experience so many wonderful events.  The Kansas City Sports Commission is truly the sports link between everything sports related going on in Kansas City, and […]

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Championship trophies…championship teams…championship venues…and championship people

We had lots to celebrate at our 43rd annual Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet.  On April 18, over 700 people celebrated our city of champions. I think all of us would agree that there are no championships to celebrate without teammates. We are fortunate to have great teams to work with at the Chiefs, […]

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WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration brings out the “fan girl”

When asking about the WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration I always received similar answers, but from different people.  “I can’t really explain the luncheon…you just have to be there to understand what a room full of 1,500+ people passionate about WIN for KC and celebrating the empowerment of girls and women through sports […]

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Where will you be in January 2017?

On December 16, 2015 there was an announcement for an event coming to Kansas City.  An event that will bring 1,700 athletes, coaches, officials and media to our community.  An event that, along with national media coverage, will bring national attention to Kansas City. After a 30 year hiatus, the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating […]

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