Sunday, March 8, 2015

Register now for KCKCC’s Shamrock Games

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Wellness & Fitness Center is asking everyone how far they can throw a Shamrock in preparation for the center’s second-annual Shamrock Games.

The Shamrock Games are at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12 at the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“The ShamRock Games are a great way for our students to interact with our staff, faculty and community members in a competitive environment,” said Joseph Mundt, wellness specialist at the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center. “The contest is a score prediction competition, which makes it an even playing field for older or younger age groups.”

Games include ShamRockin Bowl, the Pot of Gold Toss, Leprechaun Head Catch, the Gold Coin Fling, ShamRakin, the ShamRock Obstacle Course and the ShamRock Race. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. However, all activities must be attempted to get a final score. Donations will also be accepted for the American Cancer Society of Kansas City.

“Many of our participants have said while participating, ‘I haven’t done this stuff since I was a kid,’” Mundt said. “Also during the Shamrock Games, many of the events are geared toward improving hand-eye coordination which tends to lack as we all get older. I think the ShamRock Games gives people a small change from their regular workout routine, which sometimes is the change they need to kick their workout up to the next gear.”

For more information or to register for the KCKCC Shamrock Games, visit the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center or call 913-288-7610. Be prepared to go outside for a few of the events.