About KC Sports

Who is KC Sports?

We would like to welcome the players, coaches, parents and fans to the 2018
edition of
America's Favorite Past-Time: Baseball! It is our pleasure to organize 
and participate in the summer's best tournaments for the worlds greatest game.

It started in 1993 as a fund raiser for the KC Wildcats 11 year old 20180117_143211baseball team. Our first tournament, the Clay Platte Invitational,
had just 8 teams,but 5 of those 8 were in the top 6 at the World Series. When we organized the first Wildcat Invitational in 1994,
we dreamed of 12-16 teams competing.We had 64 teams compete that year- 32 of which competed in a World Series the previous year.

Owner and founder Rick Fortuna quickly saw this could be something much greater than a fund raiser and in 1994 he created KC Sports with the vision to provide venues and tournaments for teams to participate and play in a competitive environment. By 1997, he had helped launch USSSA Baseball with the Assistant Executive Director of USSSA, Jim Swint and current USSSA CEO,
Don DeDonatis. That spring KC Sports hosted the very first USSSA Baseball tournament. Ever since, both companies have
flourished. By 1999, Fortuna became the Vice President of USSSA Baseball and was elected to the board of directors. In January
2016 he was named Assistant Executive Director where he still holds his position today.

 Now, in our 25th year, we are host to some of the biggest and best tournaments and events in the country. Accomplishments include: hosting our 21st consecutive World Series, welcome 25 different classes and divisions for the MO/KAN State Championships, the 2nd largest All American Showcase with over 249 athletes, All State Showcase boast over 1000 athletes and our Select30 Super NIT which brings more than 400 teams annually from all over the nation. KC Sports will be host to over 4000 teams, over 50+ tournaments, spanning 4 different cities this year

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 “It’s something I have a great passion for and that coaching led to running baseball
tournaments and fundraisers for teams, which led to KC Sports, which led to USSSA
Baseball,” -Rick Fortuna

 At KC Sports we have made it our mission to put on baseball tournaments that run
as smooth as a home run trot, but as fast as a line drive up the middle. We cover all
the bases to accommodate the needs of teams and families.

KC Sports Tournament Highlights

  • 25 seasons with a proven track record
  • Developed and started USSSA Baseball 1997 
  • Hosted a World Series event each year since 1997
  • Host the largest Major Division Super NIT in the country. Memorial Day Super NIT
  • Provide liability and medical insurance at all events
  • Provide baseballs at all events

We understand you have a choice in the tournaments your team attends. We try hard to do the little things so teams will keep coming back. Come and see why KC Sports has grown from 100 teams in 1994 to 4000 teams in 2018!

Contact KC Sports

816-587-4545 

Fax 816-587-4549

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