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Milwaukee Announces 2020 as the Year of Gymnastics, Golf, Triathlon

February 21, 2020

2020 will be another banner year for Milwaukee as it hosts major sporting events, including world-level gymnastics, triathlon and golf. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Ready to Welcome High School Bowling

February 20, 2020

Rockford welcomes the 2020 Illinois High School Association Girls Bowling State Finals back to the Rockford region Feb. 20 - 22, 2020. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Announces Upcoming Events

February 19, 2020

VISIT Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention and visitors bureau, will be hosting a number of events. more >>


VisitFortWayne

Visit Fort Wayne Releases New Information About NCAA DIII Championship

February 19, 2020

The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship will be held on March 20 & 21, 2020 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. more >>


Dogman

Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race Coming to Mt. McSauba

February 18, 2020

The Dogman Challenge is a two-hour winter endurance event held entirely on multi-use trails in the Charlevoix area. more >>



FoxCities

Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau names 2020 Board of Directors

February 24, 2020

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCCVB) in Wisconsin recently named its 2020 Board of Directors. more >>


AAU

New AAU Midwest Headquarters Announced

January 30, 2020

The AAU and Chicago Sports Alliance have announced the Pullman Community Center as the new AAU Midwest Headquarters. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Greets 2020 with Healthy Growth

January 15, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) kicked off 2020 with a number of changes signaling healthy growth. more >>


CommunityFirst

The Community First Champion Center Announces Addition to Full Time Staff

January 6, 2020

The Community First Champion Center has hired Adam Ligocki as a Sports and Tournament Coordinator rounding out the full-time staff for the facility. more >>


US_ClubSoccer

US Club Soccer Announces Eight New Clubs in Six States

November 25, 2019

US Club Soccer announced eight clubs have been approved as new Players First-licensed clubs, bringing the total to 82 clubs in 25 states. more >>



LSSCAerial

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

August 21, 2019

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 >>


White Papers

ChicagoMarathon Whitepaper | March 1, 2019
Economic Impact of the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon   

The 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated a record-setting $338 million in estimated impact. More>>


TraverseCity Whitepaper | February 1, 2017
Game On: The Impact of Youth Sports on a Regional Economy   

This white paper takes a look at the economic impact of two youth sports tournaments on the Traverse City, Michigan, region. More>>


SageLogo Whitepaper | January 2, 2014
Effect of the 2011 World Cup on Soccer League Attendance   

The dramatic play of the American team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup tournament brought increased attendance to women’s soccer in the U.S. More>>


NCAABall Whitepaper | November 1, 2013
NCAA Sports Participation Trending Up   

Participation rates continue to rise as the number of student-athletes competing in NCAA sports reaches more than 463,000. More>>


Destination Spotlights

DSCedarPoint Case study | October 31, 2019
At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other   

By: Judy Leand

Over the years, Cedar Point has thrilled visitors as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” And in December 2019, it will be unveiling an... More>>


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

By: Peter Francesconi

A sports planner’s wish list might include excellent venues, from green fields to fishing lakes to state-of-the-art indoor facilities. Then, of... 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>>


Articles

FlagFootball Article | October 30, 2019
USA Football Announces Inaugural National Flag Football Championship in 2020

By: Michael Popke

At almost the same time a pubic service announcement was equating youth tackle football with encouraging children to smoke cigarettes, USA Football...   More>>


EliudSubTwo Article | October 16, 2019
Will the Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Change Races on the Hometown Level?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It finally happened. One man ran a full marathon in less than two hours. No, it wasn’t a major marathon and yes, it was under controlled...   More>>


FluShots Article | October 2, 2019
With a Severe Flu Season Predicted, Should Youth Sports Require Vaccines?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After a relatively mild flu season last year, health officials are predicting a backlash for 2020; in fact, one child has already died – and the...   More>>


TheSecret Article | October 2, 2019
Can a Sci-Fi Quest Lead to Increased Outdoor Recreation? It Already Has

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the futuristic book, Ready Player One, a teenager and his friends are scrambling to find three keys hidden in a virtual universe. The individual...   More>>



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