The SportsPage 2009 Spring Newsletter
The Greater Kansas City Sports Commission is celebrating 20 years. Read more..
Chuck Battey, Executive Board member and long time KC Sports Commission supporter, speaks about the history of the KC Sports Commission and its impact on the community. Watch the video below.
The KC Sports Commission lands the 2010 NCAA Volleyball Championship
The KC Sports Commission, UMKC, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City and the Sprint Center were bid partners in securing the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships at the Sprint Center. The championship will be played December 16-18, 2010. Last year’s championship drew a record crowd of 17,430 to Omaha’s Qwest Center for the semifinals, a lineup that included Nebraska against Penn State.
“This is a huge event we have targeted for a long time,” said Cindy Smith, director of national events for the Kansas City Sports Commission. “This is why we led the efforts to construct a new downtown arena.”
The economic impact of the event is put at more than $5 million with more than 15,000 hotel room nights expected. The championship will be held in conjunction with the American Volleyball Coaches Association annual convention, which attracts more than 4,500 coaches. One of Kansas City’s selling points: more than 6,000 club teams in a geographic region including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma.
31st Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run
Volunteers are still needed.
Thursday, March 19 to Saturday, March 21
Game times will be announced on March 15
The public is invited to attend the FREE open practices at the Sprint Center featuring the Kansas City assigned teams.
MIAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments
Thursday, March 5 to Sunday, March 8
Wednesday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 24
37th Annual SPORT KC PROPS (Party Recognizing Outstanding People of Sports)
Thursday, July 16 at the Sprint Center
Interested in being a sponsor for this event? Contact Kevin Wicker at 816.389.4187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction please contact Marla Hanover at 816.389.4188 or email@example.com. The auction benefits the KC Sports Commission programs throughout the year. Every donation is tax deductible and includes recognition at the banquet.
WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon
Get started with information and training opportunities during the Women’s Fitness Series. Upcoming events include:
March 22 – WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon Clinic
April 9 – Fitness Fair at Centerpoint Medical Center
April 29-30 – Free Fitness Profiles and Athletic Rehabilitation Centers (ARC).
Must be signed up for the Triathlon to register!
2009 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon
The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon is a green marathon and strongly recommends registering on-line to reduce the amount of paper registrations
The Kansas City Marathon has partnered with PickupPal to help with carbon emissions. This is a free service to ride share to/from the start/finish line. For more information on the marathon, go to the official website.