SCHEELS ready to celebrate one year in Wichita with a big birthday bash


This weekend will mark the 1-year anniversary of SCHEELS arrival in Wichita.

The retail shop located at 7700 E. Kellogg Dr. in Towne East Square, made a big splash when they opened in Wichita. That means it’s time for a birthday bash this Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 3pm.

If you’ve never been, this one-of-a-kind retailer is a destination for sports enthusiasts, outdoor explorers and shoppers seeking a wide variety of fashion, footwear, and home goods. And if you need something to do, there will be plenty of attractions available, such as a youth play gym, an aquarium, fudge shop, coffee shop, rollerball, and more.

I remember attending the groundbreaking event. There I was able to meet CEO Steve Scheel. One of the things that stuck out for me that day was his promise for SCHEELS to be extremely active in the Wichita community and to be one of the biggest donors in giving back to the city.

It all started with a $10,000 check presented to the Wichita Children’s Home.

Over the past year, SCHEELS has stayed true to their word and been involved with multiple organizations. This is just a small sample size of how they’ve been involved

  • Rainbows United
  • Special Olympics
  • Exploration Place
  • Botanica
  • Wichita State University
  • American Heart Association
  • Wichita Police Department and Wichita Fire Department
  • Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Wichita Animal Action League
  • United Way
  • Youth Citizens Police Academy
  • Missions Persons Search Team of KS

There’s way more than that, but that gives some idea of just how involved they’ve been.

And now this weekend on Saturday, June 29, SCHEELS is ready to celebrate with a big parking lot party at SCHEELS.

Saturday’s party will feature food trucks such as MOAB BBQ, Tickled Pink Drink Truck and Kona Ice. Bring the family as Windy from Windsurge and the KC Wolf and Cheer Squad will also be on hand. Your kids can get their faces painted from Just Face It Face Painting. The Wichita Police Mounted Unit will also be there.

If you’re feeling lucky, come by for the Windsurge ticket giveaways and don’t forget to enter the grand prize giveaway of a $1000 SCHEELS Gift card provided by SCHEELS Visa.

Inside the store at Fuzzywigs, the first 200 people will get a limited edition color changing bowl and spoon to take home with you (with a purchase of an ice cream)

For more details, you can visit their Facebook event page.

This blog was shared in partnership with SCHEELS.

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