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Welcome to the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission
We have compiled a listing of sporting events, attractions, tournaments and facility information which we hope you will find helpful and beneficial.
2015 Greater Wichita Sports Banquet
Former Shocker catcher and MLB Manager Eric Wedge will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Greater Wichita Sports Banquet. The banquet willl be held Thursday, June 25th at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, and promises to be an evening filled with fun and excitement. There will be a reception and silent auction preceding the banquet.
Awards presented include:
Lynette Woodard High School Female Athlete of the Year
Barry Sanders High School Male Athlete of the Year
College Female and College Male Athlete of the Year
Professional Athlete of the Year
Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com
And many more!
Wedge was a catcher for Wichita State University from 1987–1989, leading the school to a 68–16 record and the College World Series championship in 1989. Wedge's performance earned him first-team All-America honors, the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year award and he was runner-up to Ben McDonald for the Rotary Smith Award for College Baseball Player of the Year
Wedge has managed 10 MLB seasons, most recently with the Seattle Mariners in 2013. He won the prestigious American League Manager of the Year award in 2007 as the Cleveland Indians skipper. In addition to his managerial career, Wedge played four MLB seasons combined with the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies.
Currently, Wedge serves as an analyst for ESPN.
2015 Prairie Fire Spring Theme Unveiled
The Prairie Fire Race Series is proud to unveil the theme for the 2015 Prairie Fire Spring Races and introduce Cowboy Sparky to you! Cowboy Sparky was brought to life by the creative team at B2H Marketing in Wichita and is inspired by the city’s Western heritage.
Jesse Chisholm brought his famous Chisholm Trail into the area and the city became an important cattle-shipping center as millions of heads of cattle were shipped out of Wichita's rail yards. Before being incorporated into Wichita in 1880, Delano emerged as a cowtown at the end of the Chisholm Trail….earning a reputation as a place for cowboys to unwind.
So dust off your running shoes and join us on Sunday, May 3rd. See ya’ll at the start line!
2015 Johnny Bench Award presented by Baseball Savings
April 14, 2015
WICHITA, KANSAS - The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has added six catchers to the official watch list the 2015 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com:
-Korey Dunbar, University of North Carolina JR
-Parker Guinn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SR
-Trey Keegan, Bowling Green State University SO
-Gavin Stupienski, University of North Carolina Wilmington SO
-Matt Thaiss, University of Virginia SO
-Woody Wallace, University of Cincinnati JR
We are excited to announce that Drew Haden is our new Event & Volunteer Coordinator.
Drew received his Masters in Sport Management from WSU in May 2014. He has worked as a marketing associate with Wichita State Athletics and Kansas Athletics. He’ll begin on Monday, February 2nd.
Welcome to the team Drew!