BPU schedules charity golf tournament Sept. 11

The BPU Employees Charity Golf Corp. will hold its annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Dub’s Dread Golf Course, Kansas City, Kansas.

BPU employees hold the annual golf event, which so far has raised more than $639,000 for children’s charities in Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County.

The 2021 tournament kicks off with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The team entry fee is $500, which includes greens fees, cart, a continental breakfast, refreshments on the course and an awards dinner with prizes after ther tournament.

For details, contact CharityGolf.Corp@bpu.com. The deadline for player registration is Aug. 23.

There are opportunities for individuals and companies to contribute or donate to the charity event, including corporate sponsorships at various levels, in-kind donations of gift certificates, golf balls, tees and other items for use in player goodie bags. The registration form is at https://www.bpu.com/Portals/0/2021%20BPU%20Charity%20Golf%20Entry%20Sponsor%20Forms.pdf.

The 2020 tournament was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2019 tournament was able to raise more than $57,000 for the KC Blind All Stars, Giving the Basics and Young Women on the Move.

For additional information, contact a member of the BPU employees Charity Golf Corp. Board of Directors, listed on the link above, or David Mehlhaff at 913-573-9173.

The BPU also is seeking applications for consideration as a beneficiary to receive proceeds from this year’s event.

The BPU Employees Charity Golf Corp, a not-for-profit organization, sponsors and holds the annual golf tournament to benefit area children’s charities and youth in Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County.

Blue Devils get third straight soccer win by one goal

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC sports information

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s men’s soccer team is getting accustomed to playing close games. They’ve won three in a row – all by one goal.

The Blue Devils blanked Garden City 1-0 Saturday after a 4-3 win at Johnson County on Wednesday. At Coffeyville Wednesday, the Blue Devils (3-2) are home against Barton County Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Leonardo Bonelli scored on a penalty kick midway through the first half and goalkeeper Christian Villegas made it stand up with the first shutout of his career. The penalty kick came after Bonelli was taken down in the box.

Bonelli also had KCKCC’s game-clinch goal in the 4-3 win at JCCC. The goal came with 15 minutes left on an assist from Jorge Monferrer and gave the Blue Devils a 4-2 lead. The Cavaliers closed to 4-3 two minutes later before Vellegas protected the lead. Vellegas had 11 saves while the Blue Devils had 16 shots on goal.

Kervens Joseph gave KCKCC an early 1-0 lead on an assist from Rood Beaubrun and then put the Blue Devils in front 2-1 with a goal at the 39:00 mark. Torain Young and Beaubrun assisted on the goal and one minute later, Samba Gnokne put KCKCC in front 3-1 with an unassisted goal.

Snow to clear out by midday

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Around 2 inches of snow fell on Monday night and Tuesday morning in Wyandotte County.

Light snow continues through the morning hours in Wyandotte County.

Accumulation is concentrated on grassy and elevated surfaces, the National Weather Service said.

There are light accumulations on roadways, and slick roads are expected, according to the weather service. Travelers should be cautious, especially on bridges and overpasses. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Temperatures will rise to a high near 44 today before falling overnight to a low near 31, the weather service said. The temperature was 33 at 9 a.m.

A freeze warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service.

The freeze tonight could kill crops, vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing, the weather service said.

Residents should protect tender plants from the cold. They also should wrap, drain or allow outdoor water pipes to drip slowly, according to the weather service.

In-ground sprinkler systems should be drained, and above-ground pipes should be cocvered to protect them from freezing, the weather service said.
Today, there is a 60 percent chance of rain and snow likely before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 44 with a north northwest wind of 5 to 13 mph. From 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 31 and a northwest wind of 7 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 50 and a northwest wind of 7 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 31, according to the weather service. A northwest wind of 5 to 9 mph will become calm in the evening.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58 and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

Thursday night, there is a 30 percent chance of rain, with a low of 44, according to the weather service. Less than a tenth of an inch is possible.

Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of rain, with a high near 59, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 45, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 40, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 52, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78, the weather service said.