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Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management


Mary Helen Sprecher

Mary Helen Sprecher is the managing editor of Sports Destination Management. She has been a technical writer for more than 40 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, and as such, has written for a variety of magazines in the sports and fitness industry. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues.

Previously, she was a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an instructor in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College, where she taught meeting and event planning courses.


Case study | January 21, 2022
Florence Athletics & Sports Tourism: Full Life. Full Forward.   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The City of Florence, South Carolina is fast becoming a growing destination for sports tourism due to location, construction of new athletics...more >>


Article | January 17, 2022
Without NHL Players, USA Creating Ice Hockey Team from Scratch   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Without NHL athletes able to play in the Winter Olympics, the USA has assembled one of the youngest teams ever, including NCAA student athletes and...more >>


Article | January 17, 2022
Could Cross Country Be on the Comeback Trail to the Olympics?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Could cross country running return to the Olympics? It was all the way back in summer of 2020 that we first heard the rumblings – then silence. But...more >>


Article | January 16, 2022
The USA is Co-Host of a Cricket World Cup - Will It Launch the Sport Here?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The international cricket community hopes a recent successful bid, in conjunction with Cricket West Indies, to host the 2024 T20 World Cup in the USA...more >>


Article | January 15, 2022
Up for Bid: USA Gymnastics National Events   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Destinations with indoor facilities have the opportunity to vault into national prominence by hosting one or more of USA Gymnastics’ signature...more >>


Article | January 14, 2022
Beyond “The Longest Yard:” Prison Sports Programs Enrich Inmates   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Maybe all you know about sports in prison was learned from watching the classic 1970s Burt Reynolds movie, The Longest Yard (and what critics called...more >>


News | January 14, 2022
Get Your BID On: The Transplant Games of America 2024   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ready to get your BID on? The Transplant Games of America, scheduled for the summer of 2024, just happens to be seeking a host. If your city wants to...more >>


Article | January 14, 2022
Inside Events: Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League (SSL), a new opportunity for college athletes to hone and showcase their skills, takes the field in...more >>


Article | January 3, 2022
Inside Events: The National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The fast-growing sport of collegiate acrobatics and tumbling (it’s on the NCAA’s list of Emerging Sports for Women) is governed by the National...more >>


Article | December 22, 2021
Stranded Runners and Hypothermia Worrying Endurance Race Directors   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ice, snow and freezing temperatures are part of endurance events in the winter. But when those conditions become too harsh, bad things can happen –...more >>


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