Who is KC Sports
We would like to welcome the players, coaches, parents and fans to the 2023 edition of America’s Favorite Past-Time: Baseball! It is our pleasure to organize some of the summer’s best tournaments for the worlds greatest game.
It started in 1993 as a fundraiser for the KC Wildcats 11 year old baseball 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 fundraiser 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 former 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 and most recently Rick was elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors of USSSA.
Now, in our 27th season, we are host to some of the biggest and best tournaments and events in the country. Accomplishments include: hosting our 24th 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 1300 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 4200 teams, over 50+ tournaments, spanning 4 different cities this year.
“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
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 4200 teams in 2021!