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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 25 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 | 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 >>


Article | January 27, 2020
Is Air Ambulance Service Coverage Necessary for Events?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When problems happening at the international level make the news, it’s easy to think they don’t affect sports events within U.S. borders. But...more >>


Article | January 20, 2020
Virtual Events Bringing in New Registrations, Revenue   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While we’ve seen plenty of virtual races in the marketplace, 2020 marks one of the most high-profile competitive events so far. Virtual fitness...more >>


Article | January 18, 2020
Sports Tourism Helping Puerto Rico Weather Physical, Economic Aftershocks   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We’ve already seen sports tourism as a key to helping Puerto Rico come back from disaster, including crippling debt in 2015 and Hurricane Maria in...more >>


Article | January 18, 2020
Inside Events: The World Cube Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Not everyone is good at ball, strength or speed sports; some gravitate toward puzzles and other mind sports. One of the most prolific groups, in...more >>


Article | January 17, 2020
Merch Madness: Counterfeiters vs. Customs Agents at the Super Bowl   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Super Bowl fever is in high gear. But playing out in a shadow economy, not far from the Hard Rock Stadium, is another battle: the stealth game of the...more >>


Article | January 16, 2020
Could GDPR Violations Result in Jail Time?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, governing the safekeeping of electronic records, became law in the EU a year ago and was felt around...more >>


Article | January 16, 2020
MLB Has Legalized Cannabis Use - Will Other Sports Follow?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the waning hours of 2019, Major League Baseball reversed its longstanding policy and took cannabis off its list of banned substances. The...more >>


Article | January 15, 2020
Ban on Athlete Protests at the Olympics Could Filter Down to Youth Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

U.S. athletes have long used employed right to free speech when it comes to making political protests. The IOC, however, has ruled that on its...more >>


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 >>


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