Water Sports


Kevin Van Dam Big Bass Classic Taking Over Table Rock Lake

March 22, 2018

The Kevin VanDam Big Bass Classic presented by Explore Branson will take over Missouri’s Famous Table Rock Lake on March 24th and 25th. more >>

Pro Watercross

Pro Watercross Tour Announces Stops Across U.S.

March 21, 2018

The Pro Watercross National Tour has 16 action-packed events from May-November, ending with its World Championships in Naples, Florida. more >>

USA Water Ski

USA Water Ski Releases Information About Upcoming Events

March 15, 2018

USA Water Ski has released information on various events that are coming up on its calendar. more >>


Sport Manitoba Announces Host, Sports, and Co-Chairs for 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro

March 9, 2018

The City of Dauphi will host the 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro. more >>

Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... more >>

San Marcos Sports

San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

March 7, 2018

Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful... more >>


Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades: Your Sports Paradise

February 16, 2018

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for its sun, sand, luxury resorts and more, but this don’t-miss destination... more >>


Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... 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 >>


General Tire To Sponsor Bassmaster Spinoff, Winning Ways, On ESPN2 For 2018

March 12, 2018

General Tire will sponsor Winning Ways, a popular spinoff of The Bassmasters TV show on ESPN2, B.A.S.S. has announced. more >>


Berkley, Abu Garcia Named Premier Sponsors Of Bassmaster Events

February 26, 2018

Berkley and Abu Garcia, two of Pure Fishing’s global family of quality fishing tackle brands, have signed on as premier sponsors of the Bassmaster... more >>


The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Partners with Fishbrain

February 12, 2018

The popular app and social network for anglers, Fishbrain, announced a partnership with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. more >>

Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)... More>>

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True Grit   

By: Michael Popke

Locals of Ogden, Utah, boast of the city's "grit," embracing its heritage and history. These days, though, it's also a center for sports. More>>

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>>

White Papers

Auburn Whitepaper | March 1, 2018
Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama   

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events. More>>

RBFF Whitepaper | October 1, 2017
Special Report on Fishing in 2017: Trends, Participation and More   

With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked, according to a report. More>>

NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>

asa-sportfishing Whitepaper | March 1, 2017
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts   

Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. This report breaks them down by district. More>>



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Where There's Water, There's a Way

By: Juli Anne Patty

Water sports are an ever-growing area of athleticism and entertainment in America, and they are as varied as the locations that host them....   More>>

The Southeastern Sports Destination Experience Article | June 30, 2008
The Southeastern Sports Destination Experience

By: Juli Anne Patty

Very few would argue that the Southeastern U.S. is not ripe with sports activities. From the almost year-round amenable climate to its vast array of...   More>>

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