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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

Bleachers Article | August 21, 2019
Unsafe Bleachers Creating Problems for Event Owners

By: Michael Popke

As high schools around the country prepare to kick off a new football season, some school districts are facing challenges posed by unsafe bleachers...   More>>


LLWS Article | August 21, 2019
Little League World Series by the Numbers

By: Michael Popke

The Little League World Series, on now in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has some impressive numbers. Eight international teams. An 85-pitch limit for...   More>>


CollegeTravel Article | August 21, 2019
Despite Travel Ban to Anti-LGBTQ States, Teams are Still Going There

By: Michael Popke

A California law banning taxpayer-financed travel to 10 states that discriminate against LGBTQ people hasn’t stopped college sports teams from...   More>>


KidsQuittingSports Article | August 21, 2019
Will Most Kids Really Stop Playing Sports by Age 11?

By: Michael Popke

A new survey shows most kids stop playing sports by age 11 – because it just isn’t fun any longer. But that doesn’t stop parents from spending...   More>>


DisabledSports Article | August 21, 2019
Sports Participation Increasing Among Individuals with Disabilities

By: Michael Popke

A new study shows what disability advocates have been hoping for all along – that more than half of individuals with physical or developmental...   More>>



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