Urban American Outdoors and Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Rec Presents the 1st Annual Urban Outdoor Summit

Urban Outdoor Summit to bring a Diverse Voice to the Outdoors

Kansas City, MO, September 22, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Summit will bring together a talented group of people who participate in the Outdoor Lifestyle from a variety of backgrounds to share information that will help reintroduce all Americans to the Great Outdoors, sustainability, conservation and healthy living.

Some of the speakers to attend will be Pro Angler Sabina Thompson, Vice President of The International Federation of Black Bass Fishermen, Dr. Danielle Lee, Outreach Scientist who authors and blogs “Urban Science Adventures,” and Corey Paris, Student President of the Johnson County Community College and Outreach Youth Director for Urban American Outdoors.

There will be information pertaining to Kansas City’s Green Impact Zone presented by Arletha Bland Manlove and former Missouri Department of Conservation Outdoor Specialist David Wyatt to share his wealth of knowledge on Outdoor Youth Mentoring. Also on hand will be Chef Kevin Kimbrough co-host of Urban Soul Wild to discuss alternative healthy foods. To conclude the day there will be a special screening of the award winning documentary, “the Father of Turkish Hockey, The Glenn Brown Story” about the African American serviceman who started Ice Hockey in Turkey in the 1980’s.

Urban American Outdoors (UAO) will have a special Panel lead by host Wayne Hubbard to discuss the business and issues of Outdoors and also present UAO’s first “Perspective Awards” to person who are trailblazers in the outdoor arena and who are making a difference and creating positive images in our communities.

The Summit is free and will have an “Urban Outdoor Day” the following day, Saturday September 25th in Spring Valley Park near 27th & Brooklyn in Kansas City, Missouri for the kids to enjoy a fishing derby, archery, and a friendly game of Ladies football by the Spartans and other fun activities and information. Sunday will end with a special Tailgating party hosted by Urban Soul Wild’s Chef Kevin at the Arrowhead Stadium.

Candice Price, Executive Producer said "UAO’s work in urban core communities has had a positive impact on the perception of outdoors sporting; successfully creating a new diverse generation of sports enthusiast. We were able to achieve previous goals and the outcome far exceeded our initial expectations. Our grass roots initiative is an ideal tool for mentoring and promoting outdoor sporting nationally and recruiting more urban dwellers and children which will ensure the future and the importance of outdoor sports for other generations to enjoy. UAO is full inclusive and we are very much aware that the minority market is extremely instrumental to the future survival of the Outdoor Industry as a whole. It is important that the transition is positively perceived by this market."

Urban American Outdoors
Diane Hall