The SportsPage 2011 Fall Newsletter
Attention College Ice Hockey Fans!
Mark your calendar for the 2012 Ice Breaker Tournament October 12-13, 2012 as Notre Dame, Army, University of Maine and UNO come to the Sprint Center. Enjoy an opportunity to purchase 2012 Ice Breaker Tournament pre-sale tickets. Tickets to the 2012 Ice Breaker Tournament will go on sale September 27.
All KC Sports Commission and WIN for KC members will have an opportunity to purchase a pre-sale discount ticket before the general public sale. Information to members will be out soon.
USTA Women’s Pro Tennis Classic
Catch the tennis action on the Country Club Plaza Tennis Courts! The USTA Women’s Pro Tennis Classic benefitting WIN for KC will be October 2-9 at the Country Club Plaza Tennis Courts. There are a variety of special events planned and a few more sponsorship opportunities available. Registration for the Kids Clinic on Saturday, October 2 is now open. Don’t wait!
Click here for more information about the various special events and sponsorship opportunities.
The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
Run the City of Fountains and register for “one of the fastest growing marathons in the country.” This year’s race will be on Saturday, October 15. The 2011 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Chobani Greek Yogurt and BlueCross and BlueShield of Kansas City will kick off marathon weekend at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Click here for Expo information.
Can’t go 26.2? No problem – the Kansas City Marathon also offers a wide variety of running events which include: a Half Marathon, 5K, Team Relay and even a Kids’ Marathon!
Go green and register online today! For more information please visit the official website at KCmarathon.org.
Waddell & Reed Kids’ Marathon presented by Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
The Kids’ Marathon is structured to allow participants the opportunity to complete a full, 26.2-mile marathon one mile at a time – a pace that is fun and safe for their growing bodies! As part of the fun run experience, participating kids are encouraged to “train” by tracking 25 miles on their own leading up to race day on October 15. Click here for more information.
22nd Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll presented by Sprint
Registration is now open for one of Kansas City’s most celebrated family traditions. Bring grandma, bring the dog, and bring the baby in the stroller! Come on down to the Sprint Campus located in Overland Park, KS and enjoy a little exercise with your family before settling down for a nice Thanksgiving meal. First 500 registrants will receive an embroidered stocking cap!
Kids 12 and under can participate in the Tom Murphy Fun Run for Kids which honors the memory of Tom Murphy, Sprint Executive and former Sports Commission board member. Donations can be made to the Thomas E. Murphy III Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to students to assist them in their pursuit of higher education.
Volunteers needed for the Waddell & Reed KC Marathon with Ivy Funds
Want to raise funds for your group or non-profit organization? Then get a group of 10 or more volunteers together and receive $100. Bring a
group of 20 or more and receive $200! To get your organization signed up to be a Grant Group contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer benefits include free food and beverage at the Finish Line Festival, prizes and giveaways including airline tickets and gift certificates and long sleeve race T-shirt. Click here to volunteer.
Accepting nominations for the Women’s Sports Awards Celebration
Nominate that special female in your life who inspires you! On Friday, February 3, 2012, WIN for KC will celebrate all of these accomplishments at the WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration presented by Bank of America.
This celebration is the largest event in the country celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day. WIN for KC recognizes local girls and women for their community contributions and achievements in sports.
Nominate that special girl or woman for one of the awards. Click here for more information and to nominate!
- DST Adversity Award
- Hallmark Cards Outstanding Mentor Award
- Youth Sportsgirl Award
- Sprint Spirit Award
- Senior Sportswoman Award
Camp WIN 2011
Camp WIN is WIN for KC’s flagship youth event and is designed to empower girls by introducing them to over 14 new sports and fitness activities. Campers work in teams led by high school girls serving as their team leaders. Instructors come from local universities, colleges, high schools and other area organizations.
- All instructors were volunteers and extremely passionate to mentor and lead our campers in the various sports that were offered.
- The new Live Active curriculum was enthusiastically received by the campers! This curriculum was updated and revised from previous years.
- Track and field was offered for the first time and the girls seemed to really enjoy it! Ann Gaffigan, Olympic track and field athlete, was our fantastic instructor.
- New this year, First Tee volunteered as our golf instructors and did an amazing job!
- Also new this year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America volunteered as our soccer instructors!
WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon is a success
The 2011 WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon was another great success! The event sold out within the first ten days of registration. At this year’s event there were 1,000 participants and of those, over 400 participated in their first triathlon!
Congratulations to all the WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon finishers! The overall top winners were first place – Lettie Ebbs, second place – Kelly Dippold, third place – Ashleigh Summer and the top team winner was Team Epic. Thank you to all our amazing and dedicated sponsors and volunteers!