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 | December 17, 2012
Make Your Sports Marketing Pay Off   

Best practices to make sports marketing pay off More>>


Whitepaper | December 17, 2012
Breaking Down the Barriers for Women on and off the Sports Field   

As the Olympic Games celebrates historic achievements in gender equity, Ernst & Young launches new white paper on enhancing diversity in sports,... More>>


Whitepaper | December 10, 2012
Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States   

In the many U.S. states that rely on winter tourism, snow is currency and climate change is expected to contribute to warmer winters, reduced... More>>


Whitepaper | November 20, 2012
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative   

In May 2011, the Knight Commission announced a new initiative to fund research on policy issues in college sports. The program was intended to... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | February 4, 2018
Change of Scenery

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Moving to a new location can rejuvenate a sports event. After all, it brings in new athletes, new spectators and a change of venue. You get different...   More>>


blank Article | February 2, 2018
The Northeast: Using Teamwork to Take the Sports World by Storm

By: Michael Popke

If you doubt the allure of the Northeast for sporting events, check out the number of destinations there that the NCAA chose as host cities for...   More>>


blank Article | February 1, 2018
Unpredictable Weather? Not a Problem

By: Michael Popke

Mother Nature can be temperamental, and that can wreak havoc with planning outdoor sports events, including those held over the winter months....   More>>


blank Article | February 1, 2018
Hoop Dreams

By: Peter Francesconi

As we edge ever closer to March Madness and its brackets, bets and berths, interest in basketball is outpacing that in every other sport. If you’re...   More>>



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