Location 1204 Washington Ellis, KS 67637
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 12:00pm or by appointment Saturday-Sunday Closed

NFL Pick 'Ems:  

How well do you know NFL football? Here is your chance to show off your knowledge. Print the weekly matchups provided for you on the ERC website (under the forms tab) and mark the team that will win the head to head matchup for that week. Your prediction for the final score of the Monday Night Football game will be used as a tiebreaker if two or more participants pick the same number of games correctly. The person closest to the overall score of the game is the winner. Weekly results will be posted to the ERC website. Weekly prizes are given, and a grand prize is awarded to the TOP finisher overall.       ***Winners please pick up your prize within 2 weeks of winning***
Registration Deadline: Wednesdays by 5:00 p.m. during the regular season

Fee: Free
Start Date: September 8

WINNER OF WEEK 18 and the Grand Prize is Tim Edmonds


2022/2023 Overall standings after week 18 Pick’em sheet:

                   Total Correct     

  1. Tim Edmonds185
  2. Lisa Cox177
  3. Toni Jensen171
  4. Marty Hollern170
  5. Terry Cox167
  6. Shelby Jacques165
  7. Chris Rorabaugh165
  8. Richard Morgan165
  9. Tammy Hollern164
  10. Merle Tippy160
  11. Ethan Cox159
  12. Donna Huff158
  13. Emily Mattheyer153
  14. Britny Cox153
  15. James Rome152
  16. Alyssa Rome151
  17. Jacob Erickson147
  18. Devin Jacques146
  19. Alex McKune134
  20.  Larry Cox49
  21. Christy Schoenthaler8
  22. Easton Schoenthaler7
  23. Devin Schoenthaler4

Turkey Free Throw Contest

Need a turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner? Here’s a chance to win one for the family! This event is an adult/child basketball free throw shooting contest. Add your scores together and compete against other teams within your division. Turkeys will be given to each age division champ!  All non-perishable foods are donated to the Ellis Food Boxes and Pantry.

Pre-Registration is required to secure your time.  If an adult is shooting with multiple children, they will all be scheduled  together.  Adult shooters must be 18 or older and out of high school. Pre-Register by calling the ERC office at 785-726-3718, email at, or send a Facebook Message.

Date: November 20
Registration Deadline:  November 16
Fee: Two (2) Non-Perishable Food Items
Time: Competition begins 1pm
Age Divisions: Boys & Girls: 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 18 & Under
Location: North Campus
Sponsored by: Ellis Knights of Columbus

Christmas Decorating Contest:

It's that time of year to brighten the outside of your home for the holidays and show off your Christmas decorating skills. This year, we are partnering with Nex-Tech Wireless to provide text voting so the whole community can be a part of the fun.  Look for the sign in the yard for the number to text.  Text voting begins Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 18. 
To enter, complete an entry form found at and return it to the ERC Office.  The ERC will drop a voting sign in your yard.  Winners of Chamber Cash will be notified the week of Dec. 19th.

Registration Deadline: November 30th
Fee: Free
Location: One-Mile Radius of Ellis City Limits
Division: Individual Residence or Business

Ellis Rec NCAA Bracket Challenge:

Welcome to Ellis Rec NCAA Bracket Challenge Sponsored by ARTHUR'S PIZZA & MEXICAN FOODS!
This is a FREE event and there will be prizes for the Top 3 places. Only one entry per person.

  • Members pick all 63 games of the NCAA Tournament.
  • The pick deadline is set to March 16, 2023 at 12:15 PM ET. 
  • Each participant is limited to a single entry in the contest. 
  • Points are awarded for each correct pick.
  • Points values increase as the tournament progresses, as follows: 
  • The pool does not use a seed point bonus. Correct picks will be awarded the points assigned for each round. 
  • The tie-breaker is the combined number of points scored in the Championship game. Each member must enter a tie-break value when they make their picks. 
  • The winner is the entry with the most points at the end of the NCAA Tournament.

A brief reminder: Get your bracket(s) in before the pick deadline and make sure to review the 
pool settings. Only the main 64 teams that make up a standard bracket are included (i.e. the play-in games, or 'first four', are NOT included). Good luck to everyone. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Registration Deadline: Before the first game is played

Fee:  FREE!!!

Divisions:  Youth and Adult
Sponsored By: Arthur's Pizza & Mexican Food Inc & Ellis Recreation Commission

100-Mile Challenge:
Come join the fun with Ellis Rec in the 100-Mile Challenge!  You will have six weeks to complete the challenge and earn a water bottle at 50 miles and earn a FREE shirt at 100 miles! Put on your tennis shoes and start tracking those miles! There will be printable tracking sheets available online or in the office.
Fee: FREE!!

Dates: March 6th through April 17th