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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.


Article | September 10, 2021
Spikeball Contributing to the Sports Tourism Bounceback   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Headlines in SDM’s news seem to have a common theme. Spikeball National Tour Comes to Monroe, Washington. Spikeball Tournament Series to Debut in...more >>


Article | September 9, 2021
Up for Bid: SportAccord’s Two Events   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ready to host a gathering of some of the most influential sports figures in the world? Check out the RFPs for the 2023 SportAccord World Sport &...more >>


Article | September 9, 2021
Inside Events: National Travel Basketball Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) hosts tournaments across the country for boys and girls from 3rd through 12th grades. With the...more >>


Article | September 8, 2021
Is Golf a Long Shot for the 2028 Los Angeles Paralympics?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Now that golf is back in the Olympics, golfers with physical challenges would like to see it added to the Paralympics. Whether it will is up for...more >>


Article | September 8, 2021
With Esports, AAU Has Hit the Ground Running   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When AAU launched its first esports event, held in conjunction with its Junior Volleyball National Championships in 2019, people noticed – but more...more >>


Article | September 4, 2021
New Homes for Visiting Teams   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The year 2020 pushed us outside our comfort zone, including making us rethink our choice of locations for events. The good news is that there are...more >>


Article | August 24, 2021
Field of Dreams Games Creates Grand Slam Impact in Dyersville   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Field of Dreams is getting a sequel but not in Hollywood - in Dyersville, Iowa. The big game between the Yankees and the White Sox hit it out of the...more >>


Article | August 24, 2021
Bitcoin of the Realm: College Stadium Gets Cryptocurrency Sponsor   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There hasn’t been this much excitement around naming rights since bidet brand TUSHY wanted to sponsor a Toilet Bowl at the Buffalo Bills stadium....more >>


Article | August 24, 2021
Up for Bid: Three NAIA Championships   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Who’s ready to take a great big running leap right back into the bidding and hosting pool? NAIA has three (count ‘em: three!) RFPs open now....more >>


Article | August 24, 2021
Inside Events: The Interscholastic Equestrian Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

An equestrian event that doesn’t require athletes to own their own horses? Now that’s something worth your attention. The Interscholastic...more >>


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