Author Archives: Lance Kettering

Voting Begins for the 1 Awards

Online voting is underway to select recipients of the 1 Awards presented by the Springfield Sports Commission and KY3, Inc., sponsored by Elliott Lodging. The third annual 1 Awards, set for July 28 at Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, will honor area students and teams from the previous year in the KY3 33-county […]
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Special Olympics is About More Than Sports

Everyone has their favorite time of year. For one Springfield family, it’s this weekend when the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games brings more than 2,200 athletes and coaches from around the state to the city. Mike and Julie Willoughby have three children competing in the games, 8-year-old Alex, 10-year-old Bayleah and 16-year-old Cassie. Alex, […]
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Sports Commission Hires Assistant Director

Ashton May has joined the Springfield Sports Commission as the new Assistant Director. She replaces Whitney White who left Springfield in March for a job in her hometown of Kansas City. May’s responsibilities include membership sales, communications and other duties. A big part of the job is organizing the 1 Awards, an annual event honoring […]
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Soccer Players Dribble Into Springfield for Tournament

The fields at Lake Country Soccer and local businesses will be buzzing April 11-12 when 1,500 soccer players, coaches and families arrive in Springfield for the Missouri Youth Soccer Association’s 2015 President’s Cup. The  tournament is for teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. It provides a […]
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4,400 High School Students to Compete in Springfield

The next generation of business leaders will be in Springfield April 12-14 for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition. The 4,400 high school students will compete for the chance to represent Missouri FBLA-PBL at the national business competition in June in Chicago. Competition categories include accounting, marketing, management, finance, human resources […]
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City Scores with National Christian Homeschool Basketball

The lines will likely be a little longer at Andy’s Frozen Custard this week. Not only is it spring break for local schools, about 300 youth basketball teams are in the city for the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships. In all, about 8,000 people are in the city for the championships that take place at […]
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National Christian Homeschool Basketball to Bring About 8,000 People to Springfield March 8-13

The 24th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship is March 8-13 at more than 20 gymnasiums throughout the Springfield area. The tournament planner is projecting more than 300 teams from nearly 30 states to participate in the tournament. Planners expect 8,000 people, including about 3,200 players, to be in the city for the event. This […]
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SportsEvents Readers Give Kudos to Springfield

SportsEvents Media Group, a publication focused on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, announced the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and Springfield Sports Commission is one of its 2015 Readers’ Choice Award winners. Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues they believe display exemplary creativity and […]
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Sports Commission Hires Assistant Director

The Springfield Sports Commission announced it has hired a new assistant director. Whitney White joined the Sports Commission staff in April. Her responsibilities include membership sales, organizing the 1 Awards, communications and other duties. White has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Missouri State University and on May 17 will receive a master’s degree […]
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Planning Underway for 2014 “1 Awards”

Sponsorships, programs and table sales are now available for the 1 Awards set for July 29 at Ramada Oasis Convention Center. The 1 Awards sponsored by Elliott Lodging is a collaboration with the Springfield Sports Commission and KY3 Inc. The program is designed to honor high school athletes and teams as well as presenting speciality […]
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