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Posted on: July 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Ross Challenges Area Mayors to Fifth Annual Hotshot Basketball Competition

Blue Springs, Mo. – Mayor Carson Ross has challenged mayors from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove, Grain Valley and Raytown to a friendly basketball challenge on Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. Each Mayor will shoot three baskets from predetermined spots on the court to earn points toward a medal. The basketball challenge will be at the Grain Valley Community Center located at 713 S Main Street, Grain Valley, MO and are part of the fifth annual Eastern Jackson County Municipal Challenge.

“The Municipal Challenge provides a chance for city employees to come together for fun, wellness and fellowship between neighboring communities,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “This is the fifth anniversary of the hotshot challenge and I look forward to seeing which mayor brings home the gold!”

The Municipal Challenge grew out of a desire for Eastern Jackson County municipalities to create an event that would promote health, wellness and camaraderie along with a little competition though Olympic-style games. These events offer employees a chance to meet and network with their counterparts from neighboring municipalities while adding a social component for those who choose not to compete and cheer on their colleagues.

The games officially begin on July 29 and continue through August 26 on various days and locations located throughout Eastern Jackson County. All full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees are eligible to participate. Each city will earn points based on employee participation as well as how teams place in the competition. The city with the highest number of points at the end of the competition will win a trophy which will remain in that city until the next year’s competition.

The 2015 Municipal Challenge games include a 1-Mile Kick-off Walk, Football Toss, Hotshot Basketball, Softball Throw, Horseshoes, Table Tennis, Dodgeball, 3-on-3 Basketball, Disc Golf, Sand Volleyball, Flag Football, and Kickball.

For Municipal Challenge questions, please contact Kelli Montgomery (816) 655-0495.

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