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Rockford

2nd Annual Rock River Anything That Floats Race to Launch in August

August 17, 2017

The Rock River Anything That Floats Race returns to the Rockford region Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. more >>


Rockford

Division 1 Show Ski National Champions Returns to Rockford

August 11, 2017

Rockford, Illinois, hosts the Indmar Marines Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Champions, Aug. 11-13 at Shorewood Park in Loves Park. more >>


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Pro Wakeboard Tour Rides into West Chester this Weekend

August 10, 2017

The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour will visit West Chester, Ohio, this weekend as part of its 25th-anniversary season. more >>


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Two International Events Moving into West Michigan for Sports Action

August 10, 2017

With the 2017 State Games of America over, West Michigan continues to attract sports tournaments, drawing athletes from around the globe. more >>



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Coalition to Launch Chippewa River Water Trail

July 31, 2017

Visit Eau Claire has announced the official launch of the Chippewa River Water Trail (CRWT). more >>


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US Youth Soccer Appoints Tom Frisbie as Midwest Regional League Commissioner

July 10, 2017

US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce Tom Frisbie as the Midwest Regional League (MRL) Commissioner. more >>


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Visit Beloit Visits Eau Claire with Radioshine Acoustic

July 3, 2017

On July 12, 2017, Visit Beloit will be heading to Eau Claire in their Crewser for two events to cross-promote the two Wisconsin cities. more >>


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Wisconsin Tourism Spending Up in 2016

June 19, 2017

The Department of Tourism in Wisconsin released a report showing a state-wide increase of 3.28 percent from the previous year. more >>


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Destination Spotlights

AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>


blank Case study | January 13, 2016
Peoria, Illinois - Will It Play in Peoria? Yes!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Will it play in Peoria? The answer is a big YES. Peoria, together with its sister city across the Illinois River, East Peoria, has not only great... More>>


blank Case study | November 14, 2013
Hamilton, Indiana: A Grand Slam for Hamilton County   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to creating a sports destination in grand style, Hamilton County, Indiana clearly is hitting a grand slam. More>>


White Papers

TraverseCity Whitepaper | February 1, 2017
Game On: The Impact of Youth Sports on a Regional Economy   

This white paper takes a look at the economic impact of two youth sports tournaments on the Traverse City, Michigan, region. More>>


SageLogo Whitepaper | January 2, 2014
Effect of the 2011 World Cup on Soccer League Attendance   

The dramatic play of the American team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup tournament brought increased attendance to women’s soccer in the U.S. More>>


NCAABall Whitepaper | November 1, 2013
NCAA Sports Participation Trending Up   

Participation rates continue to rise as the number of student-athletes competing in NCAA sports reaches more than 463,000. More>>


SFIA Whitepaper | October 1, 2013
SFIA Report: The Journey of Sports Participation in America   

A report from the Sports Fitness Industry Association detailing sports participation in the U.S. and the resulting economic impact. More>>



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Articles

RV Article | August 9, 2017
Camping Continues to Gain Favor as a Lodging Alternative for Sports Travel

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As youth sports participation continues to grow, so do lodging costs. Camping is fast becoming a solution, though parents and kids aren’t ready to...   More>>


Epcot Article | August 7, 2017
WalletHub Ranks the 100 Best Cities for Recreation

By: Michael Popke

If participants in your events like to turn tournaments into stay-cations and take advantage of the host city’s recreational opportunities, a new...   More>>


TrapShooting Article | July 26, 2017
Surge in High School Shooting Sports Sparks Gun Education Bill

By: Michael Popke

Legislators in Wisconsin introduced a bill that would allow high schools to teach gun safety to students because of the increasing interest in...   More>>


StateGames Article | July 26, 2017
By the Numbers: The 2017 State Games of America

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First, the National Senior Games brought upwards of 10,500 athletes (and an additional 15,000 family, friends and spectators) to Birmingham, Alabama....   More>>



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