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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

SDM Logo Whitepaper | April 8, 2013
2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact   

2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact, compiled by Jerome Agrusa, Ph.D., Professor, Travel Industry Management,... More>>


Whitepaper | March 7, 2013
Risk Management Plans: Existence and Enforcement at NIAAA Member High School Athletic Departments   

The purpose of this study was to explore the current scenario of interscholastic athletics in terms of the existence and enforcement of risk... More>>


Whitepaper | January 23, 2013
The Purpose of College Sports: Building a Brand and Providing Pride   

In the realm of college sports, the spectators play a vital role to the overall experience of the sporting event. However are all spectators fans,... More>>


Whitepaper | January 10, 2013
Kids and Sports: New Study to Determine Impact of Contact Sports on Children   

Sports are fun and playing sports can be wonderful for kids: they get a healthy workout, learn to appreciate physical fitness, and they learn other... 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

BeautyBeast Article | January 30, 2020
Wrestling and Gymnastics: A Winning Combination

By: Michael Popke

When two entirely dissimilar sports share a venue, what happens? Success, if you’re going by the results of a combination gymnastics and wrestling...   More>>


CoronaVirus Article | January 27, 2020
What Do You Need to Know About the Coronavirus?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The coronavirus, the big, bad bug coming out of Wuhan, in the Hubei Province of China, has been in the news – and even more so since the first U.S....   More>>


MilesPerHour Article | January 15, 2020
Running Event at Auto Show Making Huge Strides

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

World marathon record-setter Meb Keflezighi won’t be there. Neither will anyone on Team USA, in all likelihood. But a goofy promotion in the form...   More>>


ToughMudder Article | January 8, 2020
Tough Times for Tough Mudder Show Dark Future for Obstacle Racing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What happens when a giant in the industry falls? It reverberates through those left standing. Tough Mudder might not have hit the ground (yet) but it...   More>>



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