Sports Time Fan Shop honored by retail group

Wichita's two Sports Time Fan Shops have been honored as the Kansas Rising Star Retailer of the Year by the Sports Licensing and Tailgate organization.

Owners Joe and Diana Ward will be honored along with 50 other sports shop retailers at the Sports Licensing and Tailgate show Jan. 20 through 22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas "to party with the companies who got them there," according to a release from the organization, which is based in North Miami, Fla.

The Wichita shops are located at New Market Square, 2441 N. Maize Road, and Cambridge Market, 9747 E. 21st.