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Wichita Sports Commission

Featured Events

The Wichita Sports Commission has worked to plan and promote Wichita sports for more than twenty years. We proudly work to unite our community through a variety of featured events and awards every year. Read more about our services!

Honeysuckle White Wichita Turkey Trot

Wichita’s longest running tradition is now a member of our family! Held each November on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, join us in either a 10 mile or 2 mile race to kick off your holiday season!

Prairie Fire Race Series

The Sports Commission has proudly facilitated the Prairie Fire Race Series, a variety of Spring and Fall races in the Full, Half, and 5k distances for more than 10 years.

Greater Wichita Sports Banquet

One of the initial events developed by the GWASC in 1998. Held each summer, the Greater Wichita Sports Banquet is a celebration of sports achievement in south-central Kansas.

Buster Posey Award

The Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award honors the nation’s top division one collegiate catcher as voted on by head coaches and sports information directors.

Wichita Corporate Challenge

Corporate Challenge is a health and fitness challenge to local organizations, businesses, and corporations. Multiple fun events for men and women build pride, morale, and camaraderie amongst employees and companies.

NBC World Series

Since 1935, NBC World Series has produced more than 800 Major League Baseball players. Each year, nearly every MLB team sends scouts to the tournament looking for the best amateur talent from around the world, a who’s who for the future of the Major Leagues.

Wichita Sports Commission Vice President Tonya Atta passed away in February, 2024. She was the backbone and driving force of the Wichita Sports Commission for nearly 25 years, and her impact on the Wichita sports community will be felt for years to come.

Local Teams

Wichita Thunder
Wichita Wind Surge
Wichita State Shockers
Newman Jets
Friends University Falcons
FC Wichita Academy
Wichita Wings
Wichita Regulators
National Baseball Congress
Wichita Public Schools
Wichita Force
Wichita Sky Kings
Wichita Wizards

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