Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

KC Royals have shown ‘Fighting’ Spirit for decades

Royals-KO

MAY 2015 – It was ironic the Kansas City Royals end of April fracas occurred in Chicago with Ed Farmer one of the White Sox announcers.

In 1979 Farmer was Public Enemy No. 1 in Kansas City. Farmer may have cost the Royals winning the division that year after they had won the three previous American League West championships. On May 8, 1979, Farmer, then pitching for the Texas Rangers, broke the wrist of second baseman Frank White in the first inning and broke right fielder Al Cowen’s jaw and several of his teeth. With those two starters out for a considerable amount of time, the Royals finished second to the Angels that season.

Laser therapy for injury recovery

Laser-Therapy

MAY 2015 – Laser light therapy has become useful for just about every condition, but most importantly for athletes, it can reduce inflammation and relieve pain from injuries suffered.

There are different classes of light therapy, and each one works for different areas needing treatment. Some are more powerful, some are created for deeper tissue damage and some for speed of recovery.

KC Ice Center spring figure skating show set for May

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MAY 2015 – If you have the ability to ride around on a 3/16-inch sharpened blade of steel on a sheet of ice, or if you like watching others who do, the Kansas City Ice Center has something for you in May.

The four-on-four hockey leagues that started at the beginning of April will run through the end of May. One of the tiers of an adult league in cooperation with the Independence Events Center will take up the first weekend of the month.

But the big event is the KC Ice Center Spring Figure Skating Show. In its third year, the program will have close to 100 skaters take part in an Oscar-themed event the middle weekend of May.

Accessibility and tradition come to the fore at Overland Park Golf

Golf-OPparks

MAY 2015 – It is fitting one of the area’s most venerable courses is named for two of Johnson County’s most fervent recreation supporters.

Wendell Lady and Ben Sykes were Overland Park’s first two chairmen of the Parks and Recreation Committee and relentlessly worked to develop a strong parks system for the city.

Their combined efforts nearly a half century ago led to the acquisition of land for the Overland Park golf course which bears their name.  A few years later, their hard work again rewarded the community with the purchase of land which contains the St. Andrews golf course, plus the popular Overland Park Soccer Complex and other facilities.

KC Invitational soccer tournament is region’s biggest

Soccer-KC-Invitational

MAY 2015 – The Kansas City Invitational Soccer Tournament is one of the constants of youth soccer in Kansas City.  It is the season-ending tournament and the largest of the year.

This most popular of tourneys attracted a record number of teams last year from all across the region and organizers expect even more this year.

Are custom shoe orthotics necessary?

Fitness-Orthotics

MAY 2015 – It is the time of year when kids gear up for soccer, tennis and track.  Novice and experienced runners, cyclists, and triathletes immerse themselves into race season.

Golf courses, tennis courts and hiking trails see increased traffic.  Even summer travel plans require more walking. All this activity increases the frequency of questions I receive regarding shoe orthotics.

The answer depends on your unique needs and goals.