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August 19 - FREE Wi-Fi to be provided to all attendees at Health & Fitness Expo

sheraton.psav.comboNEW in 2014: FREE Wi-Fi will be available this year provided by PSAV and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. This will be available, at no cost, to all attendees and exhibitors for the entire duration of the Health & Fitness Expo. It will be a basic Wi-Fi service but enough to allow everyone, from vendors to participants and their families, to have a solid connection, access to social media, internet and email. Special thanks to PSAV and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center for making this possible!

May 27 – Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN for KC are committed to environmentally friendly practices

The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation is proud to partner with Missouri Organic Recycling as we work towards reducing our carbon footprint. Because of this partnership, the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and the WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon were zero-waste events in 2013.

“Each year we work hard to make our events as green as possible,” said Sarah Dee, Director of Events. “We are so proud that the WIN Triathlon and the Waddell & Reed KC Marathon were zero-waste events in 2013.”

This year, the Kansas City Sports Commission is working towards certification through the Council for Responsible Sport for the WIN for KC Triathlon and the KC Marathon. This process allows us to be one step closer to making these events earth-friendly. Certification shows our community that our organization is dedicated to the green cause.

Click here to read the full press release.


 

April 24 – Kansas City Sports Commission hosted two zero-waste events in 2013

The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation is proud to partner with
Missouri Organic Recycling as we work towards reducing our carbon footprint. Because of this partnership, the
Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and the WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon were zero-waste
events in 2013.

“Each year we work hard to make our events as green as possible,” said Sarah Dee, Director of Events. “We are so
proud that the WIN Triathlon and the Waddell & Reed KC Marathon were zero-waste events in 2013.”

The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds collected over 5,400 pounds of waste, which included heat
sheets, recycling material, compostable products and 280 pounds of discarded clothing. All discarded clothing was donated to a local shelter.

Click here to read the full press release.


 April 3 – Finish Line Festival presented by BNY Mellon

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The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds is thrilled to announce that BNY Mellon will be the official sponsor of the 2014 Finish Line Festival!

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets.

Thank you to BNY Mellon for their sponsorship and what is sure to be a great Finish Line Festival in 2014!


 March 14 – Ironband is Back

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Back by popular demand, Ironband will be playing at the 2014 Finish Line Festival. Comprised of amateur endurance athletes, runners, triathletes, cyclists, adventure racers, and musicians, Ironband writes original (mostly) music that touches on a variety of racing and training-related themes spanning multiple musical genres (some that don’t even exist yet).

Click here for more information on and to listen to Ironband.

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