Water Sports


Nautique

Nautique Announces Coast-to-Coast Events

April 18, 2018

Nautique is proud to bring a brand-new series of events for 2018 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends. more >>


WrightsvilleBeach

Carolina Cup Coming Back to Wrightsville Beach, NC

April 16, 2018

The 8th annual Carolina Cup, April 18-22 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, is the East Coast’s largest SUP festival. more >>


WrightsvilleBeach

Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech Coming to Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

April 13, 2018

The 2018 Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech will be held April 18-22 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. more >>


SunshineStateGames

2018 Sunshine State Games Feature 30+ Sports for Florida Amateur Athletes

April 4, 2018

The 2018 Sunshine State Games Schedule of Events features more than 30 sports in 19 different Florida communities. 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 >>


Beach

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 >>


Havoc

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 >>


SnoCo

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 >>



SFIA

SFIA Announces 2018 Sports, Fitness and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report

April 2, 2018

Every year, the SFIA releases the participation topline summary tracking activity participation study in the country. 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 >>


GeneralTire

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 >>


AbuGarcia_Berkely

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 >>


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>>


blank Case study | February 2, 2018
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

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 | 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>>


Whitepaper | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>



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Articles

Snakehead Article | January 24, 2018
Catching the Bad Guys: Fishing Derbies Help Communities Fight Spread of Invasive Species

By: Michael Popke

Sometimes, we all need to see a villain in handcuffs. That’s the impetus for local officials creating fishing tournaments to help rid waters of...   More>>


VolcanoBomb Article | January 10, 2018
Snowed Under: The Toll of the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ on Sports Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Snowmageddon. Bombogenesis. Bomb Cyclone. Whatever handle or hashtag you choose to hang on it, the weather is brutally cold and the precipitation has...   More>>


WomenFishing Article | January 10, 2018
New Waters: Competitive Fishing Event Owners Need to Understand Role of Women in Sport’s Growth

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Fishing, long the bastion of men, is seeing the growth of another demographic: women. And event owners should be ready because the rising tide...   More>>


CardioTennis Article | November 29, 2017
New Fitness Report is Treasure Map for Planners in 2018

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s not often planners and destinations are handed a road map of what sports are going to be big in the coming year. The American College of...   More>>



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