KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than 12,000 youths participated in the Mayor's Night activities in 2013. It was such a hit, Kansas City Mayor Sly James is bringing it back.
The summer is packed with activities that will keep kids busy and off the streets. That's the hope the Mayor James has. By bringing back sports tournaments and also adding a few new arts programs, he says Mayor's Night will hopefully curb the amount of teens roaming around the Country Club Plaza.
Having a closer place to play ball is one of the reasons why 17-year-old Asain Willians is looking forward to the summer programs.
"You know, if the mayor threw something like that, I would have a lot more respect for the city because then, you know, all my friends are around here. I can't really go to 35th and Prospect with them. That's a far ride. If y'all have something down here like that, I'd most definitely attend," he said.
Mayor's Night starts May 23rd. For more information on program schedules, please click here.