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  • 10 Jul 2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Matt Martinez, KRPA member and Assistant Recreation Supervisor at Wichita Park and Recreation, for receiving the 2018 John C. Potts Leadership Development Scholarship.  The highly-competitive "Pottsie" scholarship is awarded to one young professional who has demonstrated leadership and management potential within their organization. 

    The AIPE/American Academy Foundation chooses the winner of the "Pottsie" scholarship which provides scholarship funds for the individual to attend NRPA's Directors School. (Information about NRPA's Directors School is available at https://www.nrpa.org/directors/.) This scholarship honors former American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration's Executive Director John Potts and is made possible through the generous donations of Academy members and friends. Martinez will be recognized at the 2018 AAPRA annual meeting.

    Congratulations, Matt! We are very proud of you!

  • 03 Jul 2018 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have questions about what was passed in the Amusement Ride Act? League of Kansas Municipalities put together a short video and infographic to help answer your questions.


    Click here for video:

    https://www.facebook.com/LeagueofKansasMunicipalities/videos/1596036603859045/

  • 03 Jul 2018 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Kansas City Chiefs Game and Tailgate with KRPA Young Professionals

    The Kansas City Chiefs have offered the KRPA family a chance to support our favorite football team and also KRPA members and Young Professionals. Tickets are just $30 and $10 goes directly to KRPA. Tickets are very limited so we encourage you to purchase soon.

    All tickets purchased for the October 7th game vs. the Jaquars will go to support the KRPA Young Professionals. KRPA members are encouraged to tailgate before the game. Details to come.

    A complete list of all 5 Chiefs games available to purchase through this program are below. 

    Be sure to use the link below and the promo code: KRPA
    http://www.chiefs.com/ticketfundraiser/

    Current ticket options are for:

    PRESEASON
    August 9th, 7:30PM TEXANS VS.CHIEFS
    August 30th, 7:30PM PACKERS VS.CHIEFS

    REGULAR SEASON
    October 7th, 12:00PM JAQUARS VS.CHIEFS
    October 21st, 12:00PM BENGALS VS.CHIEFS
    November 11st, 12:00PM CARDINALS VS.CHIEFS

    Tickets will be purchased and delivered directly from the KC Chiefs. Tickets are first come, first serve.


  • 03 Jul 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To support your work in promoting and enforcing adaptive policies, 
    the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Community
    Health Promotion Program is providing a limited number of
    tobacco-free signs free of charge.


    When your municipality passes a tobacco-free ordinance or policy, you can make your signage request by uploading the signed ordinance and a description of your communication plans at https://surveymonkey.com/r/tobacco_free_signs.

    For questions, contact KDHE Community Health Promotion at
    785-296-8127 or KSSmokeFree@ks.gov.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you ready for some football? The Kansas City Chiefs have offered the KRPA family a chance to support our favorite football team and also KRPA members. Purchase a ticket through the link below and the Chiefs will give $10 back to the KRPA Scholarship Fund.

    Tickets are available to purchase to 5 different Chiefs home games in 2018. Tickets are just $30 and $10 goes directly to KRPA. A great opportunity to see the Chiefs play and also support park and recreation professionals across Kansas.

    Be sure to use the link below and the promo code: KRPA
    http://www.chiefs.com/ticketfundraiser/

    Current ticket options are for:

    PRESEASON
    August 9th, 7:30PM TEXANS VS.CHIEFS
    August 30th, 7:30PM PACKERS VS.CHIEFS

    REGULAR SEASON
    October 7th, 12:00PM JAQUARS VS.CHIEFS
    October 21st, 12:00PM BENGALS VS.CHIEFS
    November 11st, 12:00PM CARDINALS VS.CHIEFS

    Tickets will be purchased and delivered directly from the KC Chiefs. Tickets are first come, first serve.

  • 08 May 2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Topeka, KS- The Kansas Recreation and Park Association is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 31st Annual Golf Tournament. Click here to register.

    This year's event will be held at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course in Topeka, KS on September 7th. This 4-person scramble will have a shotgun start at 9AM with registration opening at 8AM. For more information, click here.

  • 26 Apr 2018 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 “Pottsie” Leadership Development Scholarship, which honors the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration’s former Executive Director, John C. Potts.

    AIPE/AMERICAN ACADEMY FOUNDATION
    2018 John C. Potts Leadership Development Scholarship

    The scholarship is intended to support young professionals who have demonstrated leadership and management potential within their organizations.  Scholarship funds cover tuition, lodging, and up to $500 in travel expenses for two (2) first-year students at the NRPA Directors School at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois. The two-year Directors School program is designed to prepare new and potential directors for the challenges of leading and managing effectively. To apply for the "Pottsie", complete an application form, attach the required support materials, and send to foundation@aapra.org no later than June 1, 2018.

    AIPE/American Academy Foundation
    PO Box 802
    Huntley, IL 60142
    224.858.7212
    foundation@aapra.org

  • 09 Apr 2018 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Through the continuation of the Landscape Structures and Athco 2018 sponsorship of KRPA, a special offer is available for KRPA members. Purchase $30,000 in Landscape Structures equipment and receive a FREE FRIENDSHIP™ SWING. Click here for more information.

    Contact ATHCO at 800.255.1102 or athco@athcollc.com for more information.


  • 05 Apr 2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Healthy Hometown Grant Opportunity for KRPA Members

    KRPA is award $15,000 to selected agencies through Healthy Hometown Grants. Awards will be given based on need with the maximum amount not to exceed $5,000.

    Learn More Here >

    Healthy Hometown is a community health improvement grant provided by Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) and the Powercat Health Partnership (Kansas State University, Kansas Health Foundation, and Stormont-Vail Hospital) to provide enhancement dollars to Kansas recreation and park agencies who support healthy lifestyles through programs and initiatives that promote healthy communities. Click here to apply.

    Thank you to the Powercat Health Partnership for their support of health and wellness in Kansas!

       


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