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Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow® Brings Four Days of Summer Fun to H. Roe Bartle Hall January 19-22, 2017

The Region’s Largest Indoor Boat & Sportshow Features Hundreds of New Model Boats, Hot Products, Educational Opportunities and Family Fun for all Ages!

12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

KANSAS CITY (December 14 , 2016) – The Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow is the perfect oasis for escaping frigid winter temperatures this January 19-22, 2017 at H. Roe Bartle Hall . The annual winter show is the premier destination for boating and outdoors enthusiasts to view, board, and buy everything for upcoming summer adventures spent on the water! 
Hundreds of the latest model boats, newest marine products and boating accessories will be on display;  plus the latest in marine technology and accessories. There will also be plenty of hands-on interactive & educational activities offered for all ages.
In addition to hundreds of boats and a wide selection of the latest marine accessories, visitors to the 2017 Kansas City Boat & Sportshow can find a variety of special features for all ages and outdoor interests:
NEW! Flywire Zip Line— Attendees to this year’s show can experience high-flying excitement on the all-new zip lining feature!  Adventure-loving attendees will fly 200 feet across the show floor at up to 20 miles per hour. This feature is suitable for most ages. Weight restrictions apply.
NEW! KC Food Truck Mafia— Show visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy Kansas City’s finest food on wheels serving up tasty, unique fare from their mobile restaurants. Different food trucks will be featured on-site each day of the show.
Progressive® Insurance Boat School - Attendees can boost their boating IQ and get hands-on education from top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship who will be on deck to lead courses covering a variety of boating topics using a virtual boating simulator and remote control docking pool, plus much more. 
Outdoor Seminar Series—An array of seminars will be offered to attendees who are eager to learn  about the latest boating & fishing techniques from experts. Seminar topics includelearning to catch 100 bass in 4 hours, hot new tackle tactics, boating safety, bowfishing, catching Lunker Loudmouth and more.
Progressive® Insurance Flo-Motion Attendees of all ages will love this boat set, complete with plenty of fun props, where they can snap a photo with a virtual Flo to share with friends and family, reel in a “big one” on the fishing simulator, play games and win fun prizes and more!  Exhausted show goers can also kick back, relax and give their feet a rest in the Progressive Lounge.
Fred's Shed, FREE DIY Seminars & Interactive Learning Center – Do-it-yourselfers or boat owners interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading their boat or engine can head to Fred's Shed for practical, professional advice. Free, daily seminars include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways that ends with Q/A sessions.
Pirate Island Young show-goers will love accompanying Captain Tim and his crew of pirate scallywags for a "high seas adventure" where they will climb aboard a pirate ship, sing pirate sea shanties and skirmish with swords!
Willow Creek Trout Pond This attendee-favorite catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. FREE for kids 12 and younger!
Show Details:
Thursday, January 19 Sunday, January 22, 2017              
Thursday: 2:00pm–9:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm
H. Roe Bartle Hall
301 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
$12.00 for adults
FREE for Children 15 years and under
NOTE:  Discount advance tickets are available to purchase online until 1/18/2017
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About Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®
The Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit
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Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.
Progressive is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners carriers. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at
Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®Snapshot®, and Service Centers.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.
To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercrafts, contact Julie Kolencik at, (440) 395-2019.           



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