PlayJC & JCHS Host Kick-Off for YMCA Basketball

On Thursday, November 21, PlayJC teamed up with the Junction City High School basketball coaches to host a kick-off event for the local 1st and 2nd grade YMCA basketball program. Coaches Nick Perez and Tim Testa volunteered time in the first practice of their seasons to provide an opportunity for mentorship between the high school teams and the younger players.
YMCA players learned about the importance of respecting their teammates and coaches, making good grades, and being kind. They also ran through some drills alongside the Blue Jays and Lady Jays players.
PlayJC looks forward to continuing this program with the second group of YMCA basketball teams in January, as well as similar collaborations between JCHS teams and local sports programs.

Junction City Wrestling Club Beginner’s Clinic

The Junction City Wrestling Club (JCWC) will hold their Beginner’s Clinic on November 12 and 13. This event is for new athletes who would like to try out the sport of wrestling before committing to joining the club. There is a fee of $10 (cash only) to participate.

Athletes should wear gym shorts (no zippers/buttons, please!), t-shirt, and socks. Participants with braces should wear a protective mouthpiece. Wrestling shoes are recommended but optional.

To learn more and complete a registration form, download the JCWC clinic brochure (DOC). For more information email the JCWC or call 785-375-4566. You can also find the JCWC on Facebook!

City Commission Approves Funding for Basketball Court

Playground Park phasesThe next phase of the Playground Park project continues with approval from the City Commission. Phase Two will add a new basketball court to the park, complementing the playground upgrade from Phase One. According to the JC Post, the City and Quality Play for All will share the cost of the addition, which should range from $25,000 to $30,000.

Stay tuned as this phase of the project continues!

Dog Jog & Adoption Event

Join Coldwell Banker Mowry Custer, Realtors for a fun 2-mile dog jog and adoption event on Sunday, September 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 522 Eisenhower Drive in Junction City!

Festivities will include:

  • 2-mile jog/walk with your family pet
    • Registration is $20 per dog and includes a t-shirt, dog bandana, and meal ticket. Additional t-shirts are $15.
    • Register online!
  • Bratwurst/hot dogs
    • Suggested donation of $5 or meal ticket from Dog Jog or donation.
  • Free pet photos
  • Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter and Purple Power Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on-site with adoptable dogs
  • Supply donation drive for local animal shelters. Receive a meal ticket with a donation of:
    • Bleach
    • Cat litter
    • Iams brand dry dog or cat food
    • Kong toys
    • Peanut butter

All proceeds will go to local animal shelters and rescues! Enjoy an afternoon stroll with your dog and human family, and help homeless dogs find forever homes!

Land Navigation Course with Junction City Recreation

Land Navigation flyerThe 12th Street Community Center will provide a land navigation course for ages 10 to 14 on Saturday, October 19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at B&G Farm. Participants will learn:

  • How to determine pace correctly
  • Identify an object at a given azimuth
  • Find 5 orienteering points
  • Skills like dependability, strength, adaptability, perseverance, and purpose

Register online before October 7. You can also visit the 12th Street Community Center (1002 W 12th Street) or call 785-238-7529.

Board Members Needed for Junior Baseball Association

Junction City Junior Baseball AssociationThe Junction City Junior Baseball Association (JCJBA) is looking to fill board positions for the upcoming season.

The purpose of the board is to promote and provide baseball opportunities for area youth, throughout the local and surrounding communities, in the forms of Recreational and Competitive Programs. We are looking for people who have a passion for youth sports/activities, especially in regards to recreational baseball. For baseball to be successful in the Junction City area, dedicated individuals are needed.

Interested parties are asked to email the JCJBA with a short blurb stating why you would like to be a part of the board.

PlayJC Talks Volunteers on KSNT

Did you catch PlayJC on KSNT? We spoke with James Ryan about our mission to increase youth sports engagement and build a volunteer roster for our local leagues and organizations!

Check out our interview, and if you’re ready to volunteer with our local youth sports and activities, fill out our Get Involved survey!

PlayJC Meets with Geary County Commission

PlayJC Meets with Geary County CommissionOn August 19, 2019, PlayJC Committee members and staff were invited to present to the Geary County Commission. PlayJC discussed their vision for local youth sports and activities to the commission and answered questions from the elected officials.

PlayJC thanks the commission for their time and consideration and looks forward to working with the county to bring new sports and opportunities to the Junction City community!

Check out the JC Post for a full review of this meeting!