Football, or futbol?
Seems like a simple question of preference, and this year at Downtown Days in Lee’s Summit, organizers are offering an even simpler solution.
The schedule for this year’s festival sports booth, sponsored by WHB 810 radio, features plenty of futbol – soccer here in America – players who will sign autographs and talk about their careers.
Area soccer fans will get a chance to meet players from Sporting KC, Kansas City Shock, Missouri Comets and FC-Kansas City.
Sporting KC star Benny Feilhaber will lead the impressive list of stars from 5 to 9 p.m. June 7.
American football fans can drop by at 4 p.m. June 7 to meet Lee’s Summit North grad Dustin Andrews, a two-sport star while at Emporia State University.
Other highlights at this year’s sports booth includes the chance to meet several Lee’s Summit area athletes who have done well since leaving local high schools.
The sports autograph area begins at 2 p.m. June 7 with current Lee’s Summit West High School football players Tom Ganadan and Kevin Pendleton, who recently committed to the University of Missouri to play football.
KC Shock will feature Megan Stueve, Kelsey Gochnauer and Bryan Marlborough at 11 a.m. June 8.
Kansas City T-Bones baseball players will also be on hand at 11 a.m. June 8 with alumni player and Lee’s Summit native, Johnathon Krysa. Krysa will be joined by the Lee’s Summit Monarchs, an exhibition team he formed.
Finishing up the festival schedule from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 is University of Central Missouri basketball players Katie Kelly and Matt Webb. Webb went to Summit Christian Academy, and Kelley attended Lee’s Summit West High School.
Also making stops at the booth this year are KC Comets alumni players, KC Renegades indoor football players and Lee’s Summit senior Olympic diver Tom Hairabedian.
For a full list of appearances, visit www.leessummitdowntow