NAIA returns to Kansas City area

Thursday, March 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Olathe-AP) -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is moving to Olathe.

The league's council of presidents chose Olathe over Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon, Missouri.

The N-A-I-A relocation committee said Olathe's efforts to promote character fit its plans to offer character-based sportsmanship programs.

The athletic association spent 35 years in Kansas City before shocking city leaders by moving to Tulsa in 1993.

The Olathe City Council voted to commit 100-thousand dollars each year for ten years to help lure the N-A-I-A. The money would come from a two percent increase in the city's hotel tax.