Media Room

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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Now What?

I’m not sure words will do the year 2015 justice.  Working in sports may have just hit an all-time high for me.  Looking back at what the KC Sports Commission has accomplished and been involved with makes me so proud, and slightly tired.  The year 2015 is almost book deserving, and I might have to […]

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To be an intern at Kansas City Sports Commission

Growing up watching, competing, and coaching sports, I’ve always had a good sense of how the athletics world works.  What I didn’t know is HOW much actually goes into it; the planning, the communicating, the marketing, the money, the social media, the pure mass of people involved behind the scenes, how to establish your own […]

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Sports Commissions are important to many cities

NASC: The National Association of Sports Commissions.  Prior to working at the Kansas City Sports Commission, I didn’t know such an organization existed.  And, after spending two days at the Large Market meetings in St. Louis, I’m so glad they do. A majority of the KCSC staff attended meetings to discuss ideas and share best […]

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Bealmear is a long-time Kansas City Marathon Participant

Keep on truckin’. That is Kendra Bealmear’s motto when it comes to running.  Bealmear will be running the full marathon at this year’s Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.  This isn’t her first marathon, in fact it will be her 55th marathon and many of those have happened right here in Kansas […]

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From KC Marathon participant to race day announcer

As a runner and a Kansas Citian, the Kansas City Marathon has always been special to me.  The 2006 half was the first time I’d ever run more than 6 miles at a time.  And that explains why I ran the first 10 miles at a sub-7:00 pace and then walked most of the last […]

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Dysart to cross finish line for 15th marathon

In a few short days, Son Cha Dysart will cross the finish line on her 15th marathon at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.  Even though she has been running since 1974, Dysart didn’t start running races until 2005 when she completed the Hospital Hill Run. While growing up in Korea, […]

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Local Pastor leaves comfort zone to run KC Marathon

Merle Mees already has a strong presence in the Kansas City area. As lead pastor at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, he inspires and leads people on a daily basis.  However, Mees has recently been inspired by Team World Vision, the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world, who make their goals possible […]

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