150 for 150 Event to Honor Wichita’s Top Athletes


League 42, in conjunction with partners at Visit Wichita, Wichita State Athletics, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, and It Takes a Village, Inc., has announced plans to host 150 for 150: A Celebration of Wichita’s Best High School Athletes. The event will take place at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

Wichita will celebrate the city’s 150th birthday in 2020. This event will feature outstanding athletes that graduated from Wichita high schools. Over 150 athletes will be recognized as part of this event, including three of the city’s all-time greats in their respective sports: Lynette Woodard, Jim Ryun, and Barry Sanders.

“I’ve always considered it shortsighted that we, as a city, have neglected to truly appreciate the great athletes who have come out of our high schools,” said League 42 Founder and Executive Director, Bob Lutz. “It could be argued that Barry Sanders is the greatest football player in history, that Lynette Woodard is the greatest women’s basketball player in history and that Jim Ryun is the greatest middle-distance runner in history, especially at the high school level. And they all grew up within blocks of one another in our city. Not to…

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