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Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management


Mary Helen Sprecher

Mary Helen Sprecher is the managing editor of Sports Destination Management. She has been a technical writer for more than 25 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, and as such, has written for a variety of magazines in the sports and fitness industry. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues.

Previously, she was a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an instructor in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College, where she taught meeting and event planning courses.


Article | January 10, 2018
Three Emerging Sports for Women: Will 2018 be their Year?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Okay, so “become an NCAA championship sport” is not your typical New Year’s resolution. But three collegiate sports, labeled “emerging sports...more >>


Article | January 10, 2018
By the Numbers: Winter Sports Growing in Unexpected Places   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Who says the mountain resorts out west have all the fun? According to a new study, nearly half of U.S. snow-seekers are heading to the South Atlantic...more >>


Article | January 10, 2018
Inside Events: The ParaLong Drive Cup   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When golf went into the Olympics, it seemed a Paralympic version would follow. When that didn’t happen, other opportunities for competition were...more >>


Article | December 13, 2017
With Olympics in View, eSports Makes 2017 a Year to Remember   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Despite the always heated debate regarding whether or not they are, in fact, actually sports, eSports continues to evolve. The past year has been...more >>


Article | December 13, 2017
With a Bid on International Table Tennis, San Jose Spins into the Limelight   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When Dionne Warwick hit the charts in 1968 with “Do you know the way to San Jose,” she put the city on the pop culture map. Nearly 50 years...more >>


Article | December 13, 2017
Cheer Vaults into the International Spotlight via Winter Olympics   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When Team USA competes this winter in PyeongChang, expect there to be some additional some new vocal support outside of the parents, friends and the...more >>


Article | December 13, 2017
Holiday-Themed Events are Raking in the Dough, Dough, Dough   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Your belief (or lack thereof) in Santa isn’t going to change this: December is the most wonderful time of the year for sports business. Winter...more >>


Article | December 13, 2017
Inside Events: Chanukah Run-a-Latke 5K   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Reindeer runs. Santa 5Ks. Jingle bell jogs. There aren’t many sports events for those without a Christmas tree. Enter the Chanukah Run-a-Latke 5K....more >>


Article | November 29, 2017
With a Retired Soccer Pro’s Admission of Memory Loss, Heading Takes Another Hit   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The issue of heading in soccer, which divided youth sports last year, just took another hit and it’s a hard one. Retired English soccer star Alan...more >>


Article | November 29, 2017
Inside Events: American Cornhole Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Chances are, if you’ve been to a tailgate, a cookout or a trade show, you’ve seen cornhole. The sport itself is proliferating across the U.S.,...more >>


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