Teams are forming now for the fourth annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets croquet tournament. This unique event is hosted by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation in support of the preservation, programming and promotion of the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site located at 1200 Kansas City Road.
Sunflower Wickets will be held Friday, June 7 at the Olathe North High School soccer fields located near Mahaffie Historic site. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. with registration at the Heritage Center followed by Croquet play from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wicked Wickets Happy Hour will be hosted at the Heritage Center from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prizes are awarded to the top four finishing teams at 4:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center.
Croquet was a popular inexpensive sport throughout the country in the mid-19th century. For more information about forming a team or tournament sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mahaffie.org, email, or call (913) 971-5111. Special thanks to the Missouri Croquet Association for their assistance with the event.