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Kansas City Wizards Weekly Update
* Weekly Schedule
* Buy Your 3-Game Pack Including the Next Wizards Match
* Hartman, Pardo Jerseys Auctioned Off for Charity
* TWC Donates Tickets to Ozanam, Cornerstones of Care
* Wizards Participate in “Yappy Hour” Event Wednesday at Leawood 810 Zone
* The Jimmy Conrad Show Airs Wednesday from Overland Park Fox and Hound
* Wizards Take Part in Corporate Challenge Launch
* Defender Matt Besler to Attend Overland Park Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
* Defender Chance Myers Featured at CosmoGirl.com
* Spanish-Language Coach’s Show Airs Thursday
* Harrington, Jewsbury Participate in Pop-Ins This Week
The Kansas City Wizards have next weekend off, creating their longest break thus far in the 2009 season. Kansas City will begin training Wednesday after the team arrived Monday afternoon from Toronto. The KCW Reserves will also face Missouri State in a friendly match Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT at the team’s Swope Park Training Center. The Wizards return to action Wednesday, May 6 with a 7:30 p.m. CT kickoff against D.C. United. Tickets for that match are available through this link, by calling the Wizards at (913) 387-3400 or visiting kcwizards.com or Ticketmaster.com.
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 28 OFF Wednesday, April 29 10 a.m. CT Swope Park Training Center (Reserve Match 11 a.m.)
Thursday, April 30 10 a.m. CT Swope Park Training Center
Friday, May 1 10 a.m. CT Swope Park Training Center
BUY YOUR THREE-GAME PACK FOR WIZARDS NEXT MATCH:
The Kansas City Wizards have expanded their popular three-game package to include Kansas City’s upcoming match against D.C. United on May 6, the Los Angeles Galaxy and David Beckham’s next trip to town on Saturday, July 25 and a third match of your choice. To purchase the three-game pack, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.
HARTMAN, PARDO JERSEYS AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY:
Goalkeepers Kevin Hartman and Boris Pardo wore a special patch during last Thursday’s match to celebrate the military presence from Whiteman Air Force Base at the game. A B2 Bomber from Whiteman flew over CommunityAmerica Ballpark before the match, bringing a sellout crowd of 10,385 to their feet. The Hartman and Pardo jerseys will now be auctioned off to benefit charities of Whiteman’s choice.
TIME WARNER CABLE DONATES TICKETS TO OZANAM, CORNERSTONES OF CARE:
Time Warner Cable, the match sponsor from last Thursday’s match against the New York Red Bulls, provided tickets for local charities Ozanam and Cornerstones of Care. Thanks to the generous gift from Time Warner Cable, 100 children from Ozanam and Cornerstones of Care were able to see the Wizards defeat New York 1-0 as part of a sellout crowd.
Ozanam represents more than 60 years of providing the best quality services to thousands of children and families who need it most. On its main campus in South Kansas City, Ozanam has grown from a single-service boys’ home into a multi-service treatment center offering both residential and educational day treatment programs for boys and girls ages 12 to 18. In addition to its campus-based programs, Ozanam reaches out to the community even more by providing additional independent living services and consultation services for schools. With your support, Ozanam can change lives.
About Cornerstones of Care
Ozanam is a founding member of Cornerstones of Care, an organization that began in 1998 to provide a variety of treatment options and support services to the community. It consists of five agencies (Ozanam, Gills, Marillac, Spofford, and Healthy Families Counseling and Support) that have served Kansas City for nearly a collective 400 years. The formation of Cornerstones of Care has enabled these five agencies to combine resources to respond more effectively and efficiently to the ever-changing needs of children and families.
WIZARDS PARTICIPATE IN “YAPPY HOUR” EVENT WEDNESDAY:
Who: Assistant Coach Kerry Zavagnin, GK Eric Kronberg
When: Wednesday, April 29; 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: 810 Zone, Leawood, KS
What: The Kansas City Wizards, along with Three Dog Bakery, the Humane Society, Animal Haven, and Wayside Waifs, will be holding Yappy Hour to promote Dog’s Night at the Kansas City Wizards game on Saturday, May 23. Mobile pet adoption units will be on site, and 10% of dinner sales that night at 810 Zone will go back to the participating shelters. To purchase tickets to Dogs Night at the Wizards, visit this page at kcwizards.com.
THE JIMMY CONRAD SHOW AIRS WEDNESDAY FROM FOX AND HOUND:
Kansas City Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad will be back on the radio airwaves Wednesday night offering the latest news and talk from around Major League Soccer. The Jimmy Conrad Show, presented by Budweiser, returns Wednesday night on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT and simulcast online at kcwizards.com. This week’s edition of the show will be broadcast live from Fox and Hound English Pub & Grill in Overland Park, Kan. Fans are encouraged to watch the show live in person for a chance to win great prizes.
Fox and Hound English Pub & Grille – Overland Park
Indian Creek Shopping Center
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (913) 649-1700
In 2009, the Wizards will take registrations from fans at each edition of the Jimmy Conrad Show for month-end drawings. Prizes will include Field Side Reserved tickets, a clinic from a Wizards player, a Football/Futbol double-header package and a VIP Meet & Greet session after a training session. Each fan can enter that month’s drawing each time they attend The Jimmy Conrad Show. The Jimmy Conrad Show will be held at different bars throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, and the schedule for future weeks will be released in the coming days. The show will run from 7-8 p.m. CT each week except for a small number of nights when the time will change due to programming conflicts on Sports Radio 810 WHB.
WIZARDS TAKE PART IN CORPORATE CHALLENGE LAUNCH FRIDAY:
The Kansas City Wizards will take part in Friday’s Corporate Challenge kickoff event at Arrowhead Stadium. Between 15-18,000 people are expected gather to begin another year of the popular KC Corporate Challenge. Children’s Mercy Hospital is sponsoring a “Kids Club” to help fight childhood obesity, and the Wizards will be there to support the cause. The event begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. CT at Arrowhead Stadium.
MATT BESLER TO ATTEND OVERLAND PARK MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST:
Rookie defender and Overland Park native Matt Besler will appear Friday at the 34th annual edition of the Overland Park Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Former Wizards player Goran Hunjak is the special guest speaker for the breakfast that starts at 6:45 a.m. CT at the Overland Park Marriott.
DEFENDER CHANCE MYERS FEATURED AT COSMOGIRL.COM:
Second-year Wizards defender Chance Myers is one of 15 MLS players featured at CosmoGirl.com. Major League Soccer and CosmoGirl.com unveiled today an online photo gallery where readers can comment on who they believe is the best looking young player in MLS. The photo gallery of MLS players can be seen here. Readers are encouraged to leave their comments on who they think is the best looking. The players in the photo gallery include: Chicago Fire MF Logan Pause, Colorado Rapids MF Colin Clark, Chivas USA MF Sacha Kljestan, Columbus Crew MF Robbie Rogers, D.C. United F Chris Pontius, FC Dallas F Peri Marosevic, Houston Dynamo MF Stuart Holden, Kansas City Wizards D Chance Myers, LA Galaxy D A.J. DeLaGarza, New York Red Bulls GK Danny Cepero, New England Revolution D Chris Tierney, Real Salt Lake MF Will Johnson, San Jose Earthquakes MF Arturo Alvarez, Seattle Sounders FC MF Brad Evans and Toronto FC D Marvell Wynne. Readers can also enter to win one of 15 autographed MLS jerseys. Each player involved has autographed one girl-sized jersey. One lucky reader will win the grand prize: an official adidas MLS game ball signed by the LA Galaxy. A CosmoGirl blog post that links to the sweepstakes as well as the photo gallery can be found here. The photo gallery and giveaways are featured on CosmoGirl’s homepage at www.cosmogirl.com.
SPANISH-LANGUAGE COACH’S SHOW AIRS THURSDAY ON 1480 AM:
Wizards Head Coach Curt Onalfo will join Enrique Morales Thursday at 5 p.m. CT for his weekly Spanish-language coach’s show on Ke Buena 1480 AM. Spanish-speaking fans are encouraged to listen for a recap of last week’s two matches against the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.
HARRINGTON, JEWSBURY PARTICIPATE IN POP-INS THIS WEEK:
Who: D Michael Harrington
When: Monday, April 27; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Franke Soccer Fields, Lee’s Summit, MO
What: Jabai FC soccer players will have the opportunity to get some pointers from a pro, as Michael Harrington will “pop-in” to help with their practice and talk to the children about teamwork.
Who: M Jack Jewsbury
When: Tuesday, April 28; 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Where: Stoll Park, Overland Park, KS
What: JCYS Les Bleus soccer players will have the opportunity to get some pointers from a pro, as Jack Jewsbury will “pop-in” to help with their practice and talk to the children about teamwork.