The SportsPage 2009 Winter Newsletter
As we turn our attention to 2010 and beyond, we want to thank you for helping us celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2009. Sport continues to be a cornerstone of life in Greater Kansas City. We continued this terrific tradition in 2009 by supporting a host of great initiatives that improve our region’s economy and quality of life through sports. Read more..
The Kansas City Sports Commission, UMKC, Convention and Visitors Association and Sprint Center staffs will travel to Tampa, Florida this month for the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship as we make plans to host the event in December 2010.
Bull Ring Midget Nationals
Little cars, big attitude – it’s the Lucas Oil Bull Ring Midget Nationals Presented by Lucas Cattle Company! Experience the excitement of high-energy midget car racing on December 18 and 19 at Kemper Arena. Supporting classes include the Modlites/Dwarf cars (a crowd favorite from last year), and the 1200 Outlaw Lightning Winged Sprints. You’ll get to see the future stars of racing both days, as they’ll be racing their Quarter Midgets on a specially constructed 1/20-mile dirt track, built inside the big track! This year’s event will have a $5,000-to-win Friday night race, a $10,000-to-win Saturday race, plus a No Bull payout of $3,500 for the top three point finishers each night. Drivers scheduled to appear include Bryan Clausen, Jerry Coons Jr., Danny Lasoski, Jason Leffler, Josh Wise, Cory Kruseman, Austin Brown, Brad Loyet, Cruz Pendergon, Brad Kuhn, and many more!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Westport Road & Pennsylvania Avenue
Volunteers are needed.
On-line Registration Opportunities
Have an event you need to promote? Need help with on-line registration? What about fundraising? If you would like to be listed on the Sports Commission Event Calendar and use our on-line registration software, please contact the e-Commerce Department.
The Kansas City Sports Commission and numerous outstanding volunteers successfully hosted the Missouri State High School Girls Volleyball Championships last month in Municipal Auditorium. The championships drew a near record-breaking attendance with more than 5,700 fans over the two days.
Over 5,800 people came out on Thanksgiving Day to participate. Photos can be purchased through Action Sports Images.
WIN for KC Annual Women’s Sports Award Celebration
Celebrate gender equality in sports with Billie Jean King! The WIN for KC Annual Women’s Sports Award Celebration will be Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center. WIN welcomes the legendary Billie Jean King as the keynote speaker. The event will honor King’s achievements as well as the great accomplishments of six outstanding women and girls in our community, as well as all female high school state champions from the Kansas City area. Don’t miss out on this annual event presented by Bank of America to empower, inspire and celebrate!
Free Big 12 Women’s Basketball tickets! Encourage your kids in 3rd – 8th grade to participate in the WIN for KC Reading and Fitness Challenge to earn a ticket to the Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship on March 11, 2010. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Youth Night and autograph session! Girls, gather your friends and teams and come to the Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship on March 11 and get autographs from your favorite Big 12 players! Limited numbr of disounted tickets available. Visit WIN for KC for details.