Archive for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Naismith re-enactor to lead bus trip to Lawrence

May 2, 2012

Shawnee Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a May 19 bus trip to Lawrence with none other than James Naismith (portrayed by historical re-enactor Bill Nicks).

During the trip, participants will learn about Naismith, the inventor of basketball and the first Kansas University basketball coach, and the obstacles he overcame en route to giving the world March Madness.

The tour will depart from the Shawnee Civic Centre at 9:30 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Stops will include Allen Field House, and lunch will be on your own on Massachusetts Street.

The cost is $40 per person, and registration may be made by calling Kate Kincaid at 913-742-6403.

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