East-North Central


Aurora

PBA Returning to Parkside Lanes in Aurora

April 26, 2018

Aurora, IL, welcomes the Professional Bowlers Association back to Parkside Lanes in Aurora, Illinois, for the 2018 PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Open. more >>


EauClaire

Eau Claire Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Coming in May

April 25, 2018

The course goes along the streets and among the lakes, parks and riverbanks of this city in Wisconsin’s Chippewa River Valley. more >>


USA_Tri

2018 USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships to be in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

April 24, 2018

The 2018 USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships will be held in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, as part of the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon. more >>


USA_Flag

Northwest Wisconsin Champions Bringing NFL Flag Powered By USA Football to Eau Claire, Wisconsin

April 23, 2018

NWC will offer NFL FLAG powered by USA Football to its youth athletes in 2018. more >>



VisitLake

Visit Lake County Named Co-Winner of 2018 Gold Adrian Award

April 16, 2018

Davis Harrison Dion and Visit Lake County Illinois recently took home a 2018 Gold Adrian Award for the “Let’s Go” travel marketing campaign. more >>


Oswego

Oswego Joins Aurora Area CVB

April 9, 2018

The Village of Oswego has voted to rejoin the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) after a 14 year absence. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

May 2, 2018

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


Destination Spotlights

DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sports event planner’s wish list might include lush, green field space for outdoor sports. It might also feature excellent indoor facilities... More>>


blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


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>>


White Papers

Whitepaper | March 7, 2013
Risk Management Plans: Existence and Enforcement at NIAAA Member High School Athletic Departments   

The purpose of this study was to explore the current scenario of interscholastic athletics in terms of the existence and enforcement of risk... More>>


Whitepaper | January 23, 2013
The Purpose of College Sports: Building a Brand and Providing Pride   

In the realm of college sports, the spectators play a vital role to the overall experience of the sporting event. However are all spectators fans,... More>>


Whitepaper | January 10, 2013
Kids and Sports: New Study to Determine Impact of Contact Sports on Children   

Sports are fun and playing sports can be wonderful for kids: they get a healthy workout, learn to appreciate physical fitness, and they learn other... More>>


Whitepaper | December 20, 2012
Sports Branding is Not for the Faint of Heart   

This paper explores the various challenges marketers and sports teams have to keep fans loyal and active with their brand. It examines the impact of... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | December 31, 2009
A Running Start

By: Juli Anne Patty

Running is big and getting bigger every year. For evidence, look no further than the New York City marathon, America's largest, most popular...   More>>


The Makings of an Olympic City Article | October 31, 2009
The Makings of an Olympic City

By: Juli Anne Patty

Chicago was the favorite. Madrid had an excellent chance. Tokyo was certainly in the running. And Rio? Well, it was a long shot, but they wanted it...   More>>


The Midwest: A Can't Miss Destination Article | October 31, 2009
The Midwest: A Can't Miss Destination

By: Amy Henderson

Wide open spaces, miles of agriculture and thousands of lakes. Not to mention numerous legendary sports venues...The Midwest.   More>>


blank Article | August 31, 2009
Making a Splash: The World of Water Sports

By: Juli Anne Patty

Three hundred twenty-six million trillion gallons: that's science's best guess as to how much water we have on Earth. And over the last few thousand...   More>>



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