Step Up to the Plate
Step Up to the Plate
Step Up to the Plate is a healthy initiative offered in conjunction with the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department and Johnson County Health & Environment. This program is designed for sport teams who utilize practice fields at one of Shawnee’s beautiful parks. As kids practice, parents are encouraged to get off the benches, lace up their sneakers and get moving.

For more information or to sign up for this program contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 631-5200.



Update as of June 19, 2017

Bill Barkmeyer's Snipers have scored 20 runs in the past month to narrow the gap with first place team Shawnee Blaze. Way to Go, Snipers! The Snipers have earned their practice fees back, tickets to the Step Up to the Pool Party and they are now in the drawing for the Royals game tickets.

The Bandits and Sharks will also be joining us at the Pool Party. Fearless Softball and the Heat are on the board and The Snipers 2 are warming up and ready to start putting big runs up on the score board too!

It's really not too late for your team to get into the game and to set a great example. Remember for every Home Run (1,350 minutes exercising) you can earn Free practice time. The more you score the more you win. You have until July 21st to turn in your minutes!

Update as of May 6, 2017

We are off to a good start. The Shawnee Blaze has already earned all their practice monies back, invitations to the Step Up to the Plate Pool Party and an entry into the Royals' game drawing just for exercising and setting a great example for their team!

The Snipers, Sharks, Bandits and Falcons are scoring runs too and Fearless Softball and the Heat and warming up and ready to start putting big runs up on the score board too!

It's not too late for your team to get into the game. Remember for every Home Run (1,350 minutes exercising) you can earn Free practice time. The more you score the more you win. You have until July 21st to turn in your minutes!

10 Runs = Pool Party Invites for your whole team!

16 Runs = Drawing for 25 Royals' Tickets for your team!

CoachTeam Name
Score
Base Runners
Chris NicholsShawnee Blaze 
32
Runner on Second!
Bill BarkemeyerSnipers 
28
Runner on 1st!
Magen McConnaugheyThe Bandits
15
Runner on 1st!
Matt BoggsSharks 
10
Runner on Third!
Brett ClarkFalcons 
3
Runner on Third!
Justin PeckJr. Bandits Softball
3
Runner on First!
Dean ZaldivarHeat 
1
Runner on Third!
Mickey CalcaraFearless Softball 
1
Runner on Third!
Bill BarkemeyerSnipers 2 Runner on First!

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