Urban American Outdoors’ Summit Weekend
Urban American Outdoors had its 1st Annual Urban Outdoor Summit, Sept. 24-26, 2010 at the Vacation Inn SE in Kansas City with partner Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Rec. The event started off with a continental breakfast and prayer given by Rev. Modest Miles. A UAO Film presentation set the tone and the Master of Ceremonies was Roy Hobbs who introduced UAO host Wayne Hubbard and Mark Bowland, Neighborhood Service Manager of Parks & Recreation to give opening remarks and welcomes. Mark Bowland then continued on with his presentation of the Kansas City Parks and how special they are to families in Kansas City. This was followed by footage of our beautiful 1st Lady Michelle Obama’s speaking on her “Let’s Move” system. The plan is about acquiring our children healthy with greater food alternatives and physical physical exercise. Next speaker Corey Paris who is Urban American Outdoors’ Director of Youth Outreach. Corey Paris is also the Johnson County Community College Student President who has large political aspirations which was extremely apparent by the thought provoking speech he gave on how to reach his generation and get them involved. He created a lot of valid points to mother and father on how the young people of right now assume and why they believe the way they do. He is surely a leader for our long term. The morning sessions then wound up with lots of fresh food, questions, answers and networking.
We had a really particular luncheon where recipients received Urban American Outdoors’ Viewpoint Award. The Point of view Award is an award given by UAO to celebrate the Outside Life style and it really is participants who feel that “Outdoors is for Absolutely everyone” and has worked passionately regardless of standard thought to shares this ideology. Winners for the award were David Wyatt, Arthur Bronson, Sabrina Thompson and Carl Price Jr. All the winners had worked tirelessly above the years with tiny or no recognition of their dedicated services and all had been sincerely appreciative of the acknowledgment.
After the celebration and food it was back to business opening up with our Anglers Panel which consisted of Arthur Bronson, Sabrina Thompson both of the International Federation of Black Bass Fisherman and Onji Jordon of the Fishers of Guys based mostly out of Chicago. This was a really believed provoking panel on their individual triumphs and trials of currently being black in the outdoors. Arthur Bronson spoke on trying to get significant sponsorships to compete in the Bass Tournaments and how we are typically excluded in the big funds purses. He also spoke on how back in the 80′s he was in talks with BET tv about finding his Tv show on their Network to no avail. Still these days BET is nonetheless peddling adverse images to our youth and to the planet globally about black life that consist of a small percentage of how most of us reside. Our youngsters never see black teachers, doctors, typical whole families, outdoors applications or content endings. The Network is owned by Viacom.
Up coming we had our very own live Action Hero retired Main Samuel Morgon who for more than two decades kept America secure. Some Samuels’s impressive military accomplishments integrated Airborne College, Ranger College, Special Forces, SERE and the list goes on. Today he is owner of his very own firm, writer and spoke about his expertise as a young individual in the outdoors with his loved ones which led him to a quite productive profession in the military in his adult life. Following Samuel Morgon was Outside Specialist David Wyatt who talked about his time with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and about it is time for us to not look to other individuals to mentor our young children but it is up to us to mentor us. Absolutely everyone in the room was in full agreement with Mr. Wyatt’s dynamic presentation. At this point Mr. Terence Gunn unexpectedly gave specific recognition to Wayne Hubbard and Candice Price for their outreach and assistance for the F.L Schlagle High School Marching Band for when they produced their trip to Washington D.C. to perform for President Obama.
After a swift break everyone was prepared for Arletha Bland Manlove lead ombudsman for the Green Influence Zone presentation. She brought pertinent information in regards to all the amazing points that is and will be going on in the zone. She spoke on the sustainability, urban gardens, rain gardens and environmental worries that effect not only our lives right here in Kansas City but globally.
At this point Roy Hobbs introduced the UAO Panel with Wayne Hubbard, Candice Price tag and Chef Kevin Kimbrough. We show a segment of the display and talked about Urban American Outdoors and our spin off show Urban Soul Wild with Executive Chef Kevin. Urban Soul Wild requires you on a healthy soulful culinary journey with cooking segments of fresh garden vegetables, wild game, fish or chicken, and anything Kevin and Wayne can come up with. The audience really got into the food segments and issues had been asked about nutritious cooking.
The Summit was coming close to ending but everybody was anticipating the featured Documentary, “The Father of Turkish Hockey, The Glenn Brown Story” which was created by Urban American Productions. This doc is the unique story of how Amateur Hockey was initial purchased to the Nation of Turkey, in truth brought there by a Black Man, Glenn Brown. Glenn Brown grew up in Michigan playing hockey and when he was old enough he enlisted in the military. When he was stationed in Turkey in 1983 he took his game with him and started out teaching a group of youthful males the game of Hockey. More than the up coming 20 years Glenn was instrumental in finding the sport recognized as a significant sport in Turkey and was given the title as the Father of Turkish Hockey. The doc has currently won awards and there is speak about later making it into a movie. After the story was watched Glenn who was in attendance was offered a long standing ovation. It was so heartfelt and prolonged overdue. Every person loved the Summit and to cap off the evening we all went to Gates Bar BQ, one particular of our Sponsors and broke bread with each other.
Day two of the Summit was Urban Outside Day which we committed to the youth. We had a Proclamation for this day from the Mayor and support from a lot of who had attended the Summit. We had a Kids Fishing Derby and clinic, STEM activities, The Kansas City Spartans, ladies football members, Xcalibar Outside Sportsman Team and the F.L. Schlagle Marching Stallions with Music Director Reggie Could and staff came to perform a whole set for us. Executive Chef Kevin Kimbrough of Urban Soul Wild Television display came and carried out his culinary magic on the grill. The Youngsters had a excellent time and several told us they will be prepared for our following event.
To finish up the Summit weekend, Sunday we had a unique Chiefs Tailgating party with our Executive Chef Kevin Kimbrough and Host Wayne Hubbard for our cooking display, Urban Soul Wild. Staying close to our theme we had Duck, Wild Hog, Chicken Wings, fresh urban garden vegetables and created homemade Cobblers on the grill which were unbelievably scrumptious. Of course we filmed and it will be aired at a later date.
All in all, the whole Urban Outside Summit was a results and with the new friends and alliances that were formed, the Summit will return up coming year greater and greater.