Press Releases

Kansas City Sports Commission & WIN for KC
Press Releases

2017

NCAA to host Open Practice Session prior to Midwest Regional Matchups
March 20, 2017

Kansas City Marathon announces new charity component for 2017 race
February 3, 2017

2016

WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration presented by Price Chopper honorees announced
December 14, 2016

27th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run set for Sprint Campus
November 18, 2016

The Evelyn Gates Award to be announced Thursday
November 14, 2016

The 2016 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon a Success on the Charity and Environmental Front
November 3, 2016

KC Sports Commission to hold Open House/Ribbon Cutting
October 2, 2016

Kansas City running community joins forces to assist with Louisiana flood relief efforts
August 25, 2016

Kansas City submits bids for the opportunity to host NCAA Championships
August 19, 2016

WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon presented by Garmin takes place Saturday, July 30
July 25, 2016

Garmin becomes presenting sponsor of the WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon
July 22, 2016

WIN for KC’s Camp WIN empowered 600 girls through sports
June 27, 2016

Second year for Team World Vision to participate in the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Investments
June 23, 2016

WIN for KC’s Camp Session Two starts Monday
June 17, 2016

WIN for KC Camp WIN kicks off Monday
June 3, 2016

Hospital Hill Run Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to WIN for KC
June 2, 2016

2016 award recipients to be honored at KC Sports Commission Banquet presented by Southwest
April 18, 2016

KCP&L returns as presenting sponsor of the KCSC Youth Clinic Series
April 14, 2016

KCSC Youth Clinic Series to offer special golf clinic in April
April 8, 2016

Kansas City Sports Commission opposes Senate Joint Resolution 39
March 24, 2016

2016 award recipients announced for KC Sports Commission Banquet
March 23, 2016

Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship Comes to Kansas City
March 1, 2016

Kansas City’s Big 12 Run returns March 12
February 25, 2016

Holland named Executive Director for Kansas City 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
January 31, 2016

Kansas City Sports Commission adds five new members to Board of Directors
January 12, 2016


2015

WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration honorees announced
December 2, 2015

26th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run set for Sprint Campus
November 23, 2015

Kansas City celebrates World Series win!
November 1, 2015

Temporary street closures this Saturday around Kansas City
October 15, 2015

KC Marathon Finish Line Festival presented by BNY Mellon to take place in Washington Square Park October 17
October 12, 2015

Temporary street closures for the Kansas City Marathon
October 5, 2015

Pilgrims vs. Turkeys compete at 26th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run
September 28, 2015

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds Health & Fitness Expo open to the general public
September 28, 2015

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon is Double the fun for the Cotter Twins
September 15, 2015

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds announces 2015 sponsors
August 25, 2015

Team World Vision launches team to participate in the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon in October
July 27, 2015

BNY Mellon returns for a second year as the Finish Line Festival sponsor for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
July 6, 2015

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon Medals have arrived
June 22, 2015

Waddell & Reed KC Marathon continues to reduce their carbon footprint
June 15, 2015

WIN for KC’s Camp WIN kicks off Monday
June 4, 2015

I-35 Challenge returns bringing two cities together
June 10, 2015

Big 12 Conference keeps Men’s Basketball Championship in Kansas City
May 28, 2015

KCP&L returns as presenting sponsor of the KCSC Youth Clinic Series
May 13, 2015

Rob Riggle to be featured speaker at KCSC Awards Banquet
March 23, 2015

Temporary street closures March 14 for Big 12 Run
March 9, 2015

Big 12 Run returns to Kansas City in March with new 12K distance
February 26, 2015

2015 award recipients announced for KC Sports Commission Banquet
February 6, 2015

Waddell & Reed KC Marathon Certified Gold for Sustainability
January 29, 2015

Kansas City Sports Commission adds five new members to Board of Directors
January 28, 2015

Amy Van Dyken to speak at 2015 WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration
January 15, 2015

Kansas City to bid on Copa America Centenario USA 2016
January 9, 2015

Price Chopper Basketball Classic coming to Sprint Center
January 8, 2015


 

2014

WIN for KC honors six local residents at the annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration Luncheon
December 4, 2014

Kansas City selected for a second time this week to host an NCAA Basketball Championship Regional Round
November 20, 2014

Kansas City awarded NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Regional Games for 2017
November 17, 2014

WIN for KC Triathlon achieves Gold Level Certification
November 3, 2014

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds celebrates another successful race event
October 30, 2014

Largest Thanksgiving Day run in Kansas City set for November 27
October 27, 2014

The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds goes blue on Saturday for Royals
October 16, 2014

Temporary street closures for the Kansas City Marathon
October 13, 2014

For the second time, local police officer to run in uniform at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon
October 6, 2014

Temporary street closures for the Kansas City Marathon
October 6, 2014

Tickets on sale for 2014 Big 12 Soccer Championship
October 2, 2014

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds Health & Fitness Expo open to the general public
September 22, 2014

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds has an economic impact of about $8.6 million to the Kansas City economy
September 22, 2014

Local athlete wraps up 12 marathons in 12 months at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
September 15, 2014

For the second time, local police officer to run in uniform at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon
September 8, 2014

Largest local Thanksgiving Day run celebrates 25 years
September 2, 2014

Kids Marathon returns to Kansas City on October 18
August 18, 2014

Kansas City based AMC Theatres becomes a sponsor of the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
August 5, 2014

Two highways around Smithville Lake will be CLOSED for charity triathlon
July 21, 2014

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon and IMT Des Moines Marathon partner to create I-35 Challenge
July 7, 2014

Each year Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds helps several charities
June 18, 2014

Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN for KC are committed to environmentally friendly practices
May 27, 2014

Kevin Gray Father’s Day 5K Run benefits three charities
May 19, 2014

BNY Melon named Finish Line Festival sponsor for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
April 28, 2014

Free golf clinic offered to area youth as part of the Kansas City Sports Commission Youth Clinic Series powered by KCP&L
April 21, 2014

Four local individuals and one community to be honored at Sports Awards Banquet
April 7, 2014

This Saturday is Kansas City’s Big 12 5K Family Fun Run
March 13, 2014

Kansas City Sports Commission announces award winners for their annual Awards Banquet
March 12, 2014

Temporary street closures March 15 for Big 12 5K Run
March 10, 2014

Big 12 5K Family Fun Run returns to Kansas City in March
February 24, 2014

Kansas City Sports Commission hosted two zero-waste events in 2013
January 27, 2014


 

2013

Kansas City Sports Commission announces Lisa Diven as new WIN for KC Director
December 18, 2013

Kansas City is awarded 14 NCAA Championships
December 11, 2013

NCAA announces Host City Finalists For Future Championships
October 31, 2013

24th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K is a family affair
October 28, 2013

Temporary street closures this Saturday around Kansas City
October 14, 2013

Oak Grove police officer raises funds for fallen officers and their families while running in uniform October 19
October 10, 2013

Temporary street closures for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon
October 7, 2013

Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship coming to Kansas City
October 2, 2013

KC Marathon Finish Line Festival presented by Price Chopper takes over Washington Square Park October 19
September 30, 2013

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds Health & Fitness Expo open to the general public
September 23, 2013

Couple plans to run a marathon and marry on the same day
September 9, 2013

Mike Sharpe and Robin Sterneck join the Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN for KC
September 6, 2013

Waddell & Reed KC Marathon is Henrich’s 100th marathon
August 12, 2013

Kansas City Officials Announce “Marathon Exchange Program” with Xi’an, China
June 7, 2013

Kansas City hosts special preview screening of “42,” the new Jackie Robinson film
March 21, 2013

Kansas City Sports Commission announces award winners for their annual Awards Banquet
March 7, 2013


 

2012

40th Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet announced
December 18, 2012

3-time U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Gold Medalist, Kerri Walsh-Jennings comes to Kansas City
November 19, 2012

Area streets to close temporarily for Saturday’s Kansas City Marathon
October 16, 2012

Keeping a mother’s promise: 13.1 meaningful miles
October 10, 2012

KC Marathon “Finish Line Festival” to cap big day of racing
October 5, 2012

The Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation announces a Departmental Reorganization
August 27, 2012

Kansas City Sports Commission to honor outstanding scholar and professional athletes
June, 2012

U.S. Women’s Soccer Champion Abby Wambach comes to Kansas City
January 23, 2012


 

2011

Kathy Nelson named President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
November 8, 2011

Kansas City Sports Commission and College Hockey Inc., announce 2012 Ice Breaker College Hockey Tournament plans
September 27, 2011

Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation announces President/CEO search
July 15, 2011

Scholarship available to incoming seniors
June 14, 2011


 

2010

Kathy Nelson named WIN for KC Director
July 22, 2010

The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation chooses Nicholson Kovac as its Integrated Marketing Communications Agency of Record
June 8, 2010

Kansas City a finalist for the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
April 16, 2010

Aaron Koelzer joins the Kansas City Sports Commission Staff
February 2, 2010

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King to honor female athletes
January 1, 2010


 

2009

Introducing The Tom Murphy Fun Run for Kids at the Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll presented by Sprint
November 26, 2009

Inaugural SportsFest Kansas City in conjunction with Tour of Missouri
September 2, 2009

WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon sold-out with 700 athletes and is the first certified green race in the area!
July 31, 2009

College Hockey’s “Ice Breaker Tournament” coming to Missouri
May 8, 2009

Royals Center Fielder Coco Crisp to partner with Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation
May 2009

Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run and Walk to Support Gordon Parks Elementary School
March 2, 2009

Sports Commission Celebrates 20 years
January 29, 2009


 

2008

8th Annual Buck O’Neil Baseball Classic honors baseball legend
June 10, 2008

Professional and amateur athletes honored at Sport KC P.R.O.P.S.
May 23, 2008


 

2007

WIN for KC organizes fundraiser for Greenburg High School Girls Athletics
September 26, 2007

Announcing the Inaugural Bill Grigsby Golf Classic
July 26, 2007

Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation names Athletes of the Year
May 30, 2007


 

2006

34th Annual Sports Commission Awards Banquet Press Conference Announced
June 19, 2006

Introduction of New Coaches at 2006 Annual Awards Banquet
June 8, 2006

The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation selects CASEY, Professional and other Award Honorees
May 18, 2006

“Best of the Midwest” coming to CommunityAmerica Ballpark
March 31, 2006

34th Annual Awards Banquet set for June 20, 2006
January 31, 2006


 

2005

33rd Annual Sports Commission Awards Banquet Press Conference Announced
June 17, 2005

33rd Annual Sports Commission Awards Banquet Award Winners Announced
June 8, 2005


 

2004

“Best of the Midwest” coming to CommunityAmerica Ballpark
December 8, 2004

Buck O’Neil Negro Leagues Baseball Classic makes a pitch to get urban youth to “play ball!”
June 23, 2004


 

2003

Sports Commission continues to embrace Big 12 Championships
December 4, 2003

Former Royals great Jeff Montgomery to be introduced as honorary chairman of the 2003 Buck O’Neil Baseball Classic
June 12, 2003


 

2002

Mayor Kay Barnes, Sports Commission announce findings of Downtown Arena Study
December 5, 2002

Marathon returns to Kansas City
February 5, 2002


 

2001

Sports Commission and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announce Buck O’Neil Negro Leagues Baseball Classic
June 25, 2001


 

2000

It’s more than just a move!
August 30, 2000

Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation hires new WIN for KC Program Coordinator
August 9, 2000

Sports Commission expands staff
January 10, 2000


 

1999

Patti Phillips joins Sports Commission Staff
September 8, 1999

The Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation Expands Staff
January 4, 1999