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USA Boxing National Junior Olympics Heads to Wichita in 2022 and 2024, Lubbock in 2023

USA Boxing will have its National Junior Olympics, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, in Wichita, Kansas, in 2022 and 2024 while the 2023 event will be held in Lubbock, Texas. “USA Boxing is beyond pleased to officially announce the next three editions of the National Junior Olympics and Summer Festival,” said Michael Campbell, […]

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New Collegiate Softball Summer League Starting in Kansas

Collegiate softball players will have the opportunity to play in a summer league as the Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League will begin play in 2022, league commissioner Casey Walkup announced this week. The SSL will bring nearly 100 student-athletes to Kansas each summer. The SSL will consist of six teams with the opportunity for future […]

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Visit Wichita Promotes Josh Howell to New Sports Role

Visit Wichita in Kansas has promoted Josh Howell to vice president of sports development. Howell previously served as sports sales manager. In the new role, Howell will lead the organization’s efforts to bring new and more sporting events to Wichita and increase local economic impact through sports. “It has been exciting to see sports grow […]

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Wichita to Host 2021 Olympic Volleyball Tuneup

Wichita, Kansas, will host the only tournament that the U.S. Women’s Volleyball National Team will play in the United States before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The city was selected by USA Volleyball to host the FIVB Volleyball Nations League event, which will be staged June 1–3, 2021, at Charles Koch Arena on the campus of […]

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Kelli Elmore Joins Visit Wichita Sports Staff

Kelli Elmore has joined Visit Wichita (Kansas) as sports event manager, joining the bureau’s sports sales team that includes Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development, and Josh Howell, sports sales manager. “I am extremely excited to work with the incredible team at Visit Wichita to help bring sporting events to the city,” said Elmore. […]

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Beep baseball is one of the most popular sports for the blind, played with balls and bases that make sounds. Since some players are partially sighted, all participants are required to wear blindfolds. Photo: David Goldman/AP Images

Wichita Awarded 2021 World Series of Beep Baseball

The National Beep Baseball Association has selected Wichita, Kansas, to host the 2021 World Series of Beep Baseball, the first time the city will have hosted the event for blind or visually impaired athletes since 1978. Visit Wichita partnered on the bid with Envision, a Wichita-based organization that helps those who are blind or visually […]

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