The SportsPage 2016 Spring-Summer Newsletter
Message from President & CEO Kathy Nelson: Championship trophies…championship teams…championship venues…and championship people
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, Royals, Sporting KC and FC Kansas City, as well as our teammates at the city and county levels like Mayor Sly James, city manager Troy Schulte and Jackson County Executive Frank White and all of their staffs. And we would be lost without the team support from the Parks and Recreation, Police and Fire departments.
Events like the World Series parade and Relay the Way do not get done without our teammates like Keli O’Neill Wenzel and her team at O’Neill Marketing and Event Management, and Carolyn Watley, Kyle Vena, VML and others involved with the new Urban Youth Baseball Academy.
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Free Tennis and Golf Youth Clinics offered in May
The KCSC Youth Clinic Series powered by KCP&L features two different sports in the month of May. The free clinic series is available for boys and girls ages 6-12.
The first clinic will be tennis on Saturday, May 14, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Plaza Tennis Center. Clinicians will be from the Kansas City tennis community. Each pre-registered participant will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. No equipment required.
Register for the Tennis Clinic.
Golf is back for the third year and will take place on Saturday, May 21 at the Heart of America Golf Academy. Clinicians will be from First Tee of Greater Kansas City. Each pre-registered participant will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. No equipment required.
Register for the Golf Clinic.
Click here for more information on the KCSC Youth Clinic Series powered by KCP&L.
Camp WIN volunteers needed in June
Help impact the lives of girls this June at Camp WIN by signing up to volunteer! Camp WIN introduces girls ages 6-12 to a variety of sports during a four-day camp. Girls are also taught important life skills during the week from the LIVE ACTIVE curriculum.
Camp WIN is held June 6-9 at St. Teresa’s Academy and June 20-23 at Notre Dame de Sion School. Volunteer time slots are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12-4:30 p.m. for both sessions. Select one session or multiple sessions. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
WIN for KC Triathlon presented by Garmin registration still open
There is still time to register before the start of the WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon presented by Garmin. The registration fee is $98 (plus $15 for a USAT one-day pass if not an annual member). Not sure you can complete the entire course? Then create a relay team with other females in your life. Registration fee is $98 per team member (plus $15 for a USAT one-day pass if not an annual member for each team member).
The race will take place on Saturday, July 30 at Sailboat Cove at Smithville Lake in Smithville, MO. The course consists of a 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike and 5K run.
Register by May 17 and save 20% off with code MOMSDAY.
There are multiple training opportunities to help prepare for the race. Check out a complete list of training sessions on our website.
NEW in 2016! A special referral contest runs from Wednesday, April 20 through Friday, May 20. The participant who refers the most registrations during this time will win a Garmin vívoactive! Share the unique registration link you were assigned during registration with your friends and family to be entered to win!
Waddell & Reed KC Marathon with Ivy Investments set for October 15
Kick off your training for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon on May 12. We will meet at KC Bier Company at 6 p.m. for a run/walk between one and three miles down the Trolley Trail. Raffle prizes will be given away from Saucony, Garmin, race discount codes and more! Stay up-to-date on the event on Facebook.
Register for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Investments on Saturday, October 15 and choose between a full marathon, half marathon, 5K or team relay. It’s a great time to reserve your place before ramping up training this summer.
After completing your registration, why not take the I-35 Challenge and run two races in one weekend. For the third year in a row, we have teamed up with the IMT Des Moines Marathon to offer the I-35 Challenge. There are several combinations to the challenge. Complete two full marathons or two half marathons. Or mix it up and run a full marathon in Kansas City and the next day run a half marathon in Des Moines. Or build your mileage over the weekend and run the half marathon in Kansas City then the full marathon in Des Moines. You must register for both races AND for the I-35 Challenge.
Click here to register for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Investments
Click here to register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon
Click here to register for the I-35 Challenge
Click here for information about the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Investments
2017 U. S. Figure Skating Championship Weekend Packages on sale
2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship Weekend packages are now on sale starting at $199. Championship Weekend packages provide admission and reserved seats to five senior-level events held at Sprint Center during the second weekend of competition Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22. Packages will include tickets to the senior men’s short program and senior ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing free skate finals.
Ticket buyers also have the option to enhance their Championship Weekend package by purchasing tickets to the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular. Champions and medalists from all levels will perform for the audience in a fun, theatrical ice show that celebrates the sport of figure skating without the pressure of competition. The Smucker’s Skating Spectacular is on Sunday, January 22.
Reserve your seats now to witness the excitement, beauty, grace as champions are crowned! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.