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Deadline Coming Up for SDM’s Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Program

September 4, 2019

The deadline is coming up quickly for SDM's awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Enter now! more >>


US_PTR

USPTA World Conference Coming to Vegas

September 19, 2019

The 2019 USPTA World Conference runs from Sunday, Sept. 22 to Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. more >>


Decathlon

First-Ever Citywide Plogging Event Coming to Emeryville This Weekend

September 17, 2019

The first-ever citywide plogging event, which combines running and picking up litter, will be hosted this weekend in Northern California. more >>


AirForceMArathon

Air Force Marathon Announces Guest Speakers, Event Details

September 17, 2019

The Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio, with a Sport & Fitness Expo beginning Sept. 19. more >>


Hype

HYPE Sports Innovation Reveals Its 2019 Sports-Blockchain Demo-Day Startup Cohort

September 16, 2019

HYPE Sports Innovation announced the exclusive group of 10 startups pitching in front of blockchain and sports industry investors and VCs in NYC. more >>



Rockford

Rockford Tourism’s Economic Impact Up in 2018

September 16, 2019

In 2018, travel provided $392 million in economic impact to Rockford and Winnebago County communities. more >>


CastingForRecovery

Casting for Recovery Receives Grant Funding From the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Connecting Women with Breast Cancer to the Outdoors

September 16, 2019

Casting for Recovery® (CfR) has announced that it has received a grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Debuts Roku Channel Featuring Tournament Coverage And Tips From Top Anglers

September 16, 2019

B.A.S.S. has debuted a free Roku channel with content of interest to anglers of all skill levels and interests. more >>


Minneapolis

Council for Responsible Sport Bestows Silver Level Sustainability Award to NCAA Final Four Event in Minneapolis

September 16, 2019

The Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee was awarded silver level sustainability certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. more >>


Varsity

Varsity Spirit Announces Multiyear Partnership With Memphis Grizzlies

September 16, 2019

Varsity Spirit announced a partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies, to be the Official Outfitter of the Grizzlies Dance Team, the Grizz Girls. more >>


Spotlights

blank Case study | September 4, 2019
‘City for Champions’ Project Taking Olympic City USA to New Levels   

By: Michael Popke

No other destination in the U.S. is as deserving of the nickname “Olympic City USA” as Colorado Springs, Colorado. Want proof? It is home of the... More>>


blank Case study | September 4, 2019
Tucson Emerges as Major Destination for Sports and Fun in the Sun   

By: Michael Popke

Tucson, a city of about 530,000 residents in Southern Arizona and located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, was expected to host 50 sporting events... More>>


blank Case study | September 3, 2019
With a Renovated Athletic Complex, Lubbock Kicks It into High Gear   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There are sports destinations. There are popular sports destinations. And there are sports destinations that get so popular their venues need some... More>>


blank Case study | June 27, 2019
Conway, Arkansas, Is Hopping with Sports – Even Toad Racing   

By: Judy Leand

Located just 30 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas, on I-40, Conway continues to be one of the top five fastest-growing cities in the state and is... More>>


Articles

PokemonGo Article | September 4, 2019
Thought Pokémon Go Was Dead? Get Ready for the Second Coming

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If you thought Pokemon Go was dead, get ready for the Second Coming of Pikachu. The augmented reality app that was the hot trend in the summer of...   More>>


Basketball Article | September 4, 2019
High School Sports Are Down. Are Travel Sports to Blame?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The news that participation is down in high school sports isn’t a shock. The real question is whether, and how much, travel sports are to blame....   More>>


Football Article | September 4, 2019
Safeguards in Youth Football Aren’t Helping as Participation Continues to Slide

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s football season – and open season on football as well. The same day the NFHS reported a significant decline in varsity football, a former...   More>>


Climbing Article | September 4, 2019
Interest Strong in Climbing as Sport Heads for the Olympics

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No rocks and no hard places here. Climbing is headed for the Olympics in 2020 (and 2024, for that matter) so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that...   More>>


ApexLegends Article | September 4, 2019
Will Esports Events Suffer After Being Linked to Mass Shootings?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There was plenty of fallout after two nearly back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton – and it included esports. ESPN abruptly announced...   More>>



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