"Mother of Title IX" Patsy Mink receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
Patsy Mink, “the Mother of Title IX” most known for co-authoring and championing 1974’s landmark legislature, was awarded today with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 12 years posthumously.

'Roos Win WAC Title Outright With 3-1 Over Aggies
After clinching a share of the title on Thursday, the Missouri-Kansas City volleyball team (24-5, 12-2) took care of business on Saturday, winning the WAC Regular Season Championship with a 3-1 win over defending champ New Mexico State (16-10, 10-4) in front of a packed house inside the Swinney Recreation Center.

Fun, exercise boost kids' attention, school performance; all it takes is 4 minutes
Keeping children fully engaged in the classroom is no easy feat, but a new technique incorporating high-intensity interval training may be the answer to every teacher's prayers. Canadian researchers at Queen's University found that four is the magic number. Just four minutes to hold a child's attention span in the classroom. They published their findings in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

Research: More than Half of Top Female Execs Were College Athletes
All managers want to hire people with discipline, determination, and drive. Women executives are no different. And according to a newly-released study, women executives who once played competitive sports, in college or elsewhere, prefer to hire other people with athletics in their background.

8 Tips to Prevent Injury in Kids' Sports
Fall sports season is in full swing now and many parents’ nights and weekends are spent on the sidelines of their child’s game. Whether they play soccer or lacrosse or even dance, your primary concern as a parent is to keep them safe while they are doing something they love. While all injuries are not avoidable, Dr. Theodore Ganley, director of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has some tips on injury prevention for parents, coaches and even kids themselves.

Cancer cases linked to lack of exercise among women 'rising'
Women in the UK have the 10th highest rate in the world for cancers linked to a lack of physical activity, research has found. The estimated number of diagnosed cases of bowel, breast and womb cancers in 2012 was 78,935, about 12,000 of which could be prevented if people were more physically active, according to scientists.

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2015 WIN for KC Women
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    2015 WIN for KC Women's Sports Awards Celebration presented by Price Chopper

    Six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen will be the featured speaker.  Sponsor a table today as we recognize local girls and women for their community contributions and achievements in sports. Email Lisa Diven at ldiven@sportkc.org.

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