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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 | June 27, 2018
Goat Caddies and Cardio on Course: Upping the Fun Factor to Boost Golf Play   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With the disheartening news that golf rounds are down significantly, event owners are looking for ways to welcome players and prove the sport –...more >>


Article | June 27, 2018
Inside Events: USA Deaf Sports Federation   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

USA Deaf Sports Federation, the national governing body for deaf sports organizations, doesn’t just facilitate competitive opportunities for...more >>


Article | June 27, 2018
Government Increases Number of Foreign Visa Workers   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Many sports and hospitality industry businesses, previously contemplating hiring workers from Puerto Rico to fill heavy labor and hospitality jobs,...more >>


Article | June 13, 2018
Tying Swim Events to World Record Attempts Can Yield Big Returns   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Getting swim parents to show up to a meet isn’t hard. But how to get the media and the community engaged? A free annual event designed to promote...more >>


Article | June 13, 2018
Father Figure: Sports Event Tie-Ins Can Benefit from the Relationship   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s not a bad thing for planners of sports events that Father’s Day arrives at the confluence of baseball season and the last weeks of school....more >>


Article | June 13, 2018
State Games of America   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In 2017, State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style event, hosted 12,000 athletes from 47 states as well as the District of Columbia, Canada...more >>


Article | May 30, 2018
Will the Preakness Stay in Baltimore? Place Your Bets   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While Baltimore considers the Preakness Stakes a rite of spring, its home of Pimlico Race Course is showing its age so badly that it’s considered a...more >>


Article | May 30, 2018
Event Owners Can Leverage Benefits of Global Running Day   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s no secret that one of the most popular, user-friendly sports events is anything running-based. Another no-brainer is the fact that spring and...more >>


Article | May 30, 2018
Can a New Computer Records Regulation in the EU Affect Sports Event Owners? (Spoiler: Yes)   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

At the end of last week, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, went into effect in the European Union. What is it, how does it impact...more >>


Article | May 30, 2018
Inside Events: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In an age where multiple sports options exist, getting the next generation involved in golf has long been a challenge – and girls are the most...more >>


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