The financial plan for the GWASC included funds from membership, sponsorships and event sales, putting the organization’s success on our staff and the private sector of the community. These are the parameters the GWASC has operated under since its inception more than 20 years ago.
Our success is a tribute to our Board of Directors and staff who have worked very hard to allow us our success. After two decades of service to the Wichita community, we are more excited than ever to continue our tradition of hosting, recruiting, and developing various sporting events. We see great opportunity for Wichita sports to continue to thrive in the years to come!
Milestones for Wichita Sports
Dick Vitale Day
1st Johnny Bench Award presented to Brad Cresse, LSU
U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
Took ownership of Wichita Corporate Challenge
April - June 2004
Hosted Women’s Intercontinental Bowling Championship
Successfully led Vote YEA! Campaign for a new downtown arena passed
Hosted FIVB World Volleyball League. They returned in 2009 and 2013
Hosted NBA exhibition game between the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets
INTRUST Bank Arena Opened
Took ownership of Prairie Fire Marathon
Hosted USATF Junior Olympics
Took ownership of Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon
Wichita selected to host 2019 USBC Women’s Championships.
NCAA names Wichita 1st/2nd Round Host of 2018 Men’s Tournament
The refurbished Stryker Sports Complex opens featuring 11 all-sports turf fields