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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 | February 20, 2019
Promoting Sports Events by Hosting World Record Attempt Tie-Ins   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Reaction to the announcement of a Chuck Norris 5K in College Station, Texas, (with a possible world record for most people dressed as Chuck Norris)...more >>


Article | February 20, 2019
Get Ready for Rolling Greens, the First Cannabis-Friendly Golf Club in North America   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As marijuana moves from the sidelines to center field, the sports industry is climbing aboard the lucrative cannabis train. The latest development,...more >>


Article | February 20, 2019
Debate over Netting at MLB Parks Expected Following News of Death Related to Foul Ball Injury   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Confirmation that the death of a fan in Dodger Stadium resulted from a head injury from a foul ball that cleared the protective netting surrounding...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
Coast-to-Coast Trail Could Give Event Owners a Way to Challenge Endurance Athletes, Bucket Listers   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be premature to tell the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail to step aside but a coast-to-coast, traffic-free trail could be a...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
The Dirty Work of Plogging Can Help Race Directors Clean Up   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s running. There’s walking. And now, there’s plogging. And this new trend – picking up litter and recyclables while out running – is...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
Measles Outbreak Stands to Affect Youth Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A satire site recently noted, “CDC Releases List of Vaccine Side Effects, Including Old Age, Grey Hair.” Unfortunately, the problem of...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
Immigrant Students Score Victory, Can Play on High School Teams   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In a decision absolutely guaranteed to stir debate in the current political climate, immigrant students in Louisiana who lack governmentally-issued...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
Plenty of Obstacles Stand Between Cricket and the Olympic Podium   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If cricket wants to be on the Olympic program, it has significant obstacles to overcome. The first of those: it has to actually apply. Cricket missed...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
BMX Dropped from World Beach Games; Venue Cost Cited   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The World Beach Games, scheduled for this October in San Diego, took another blow with the announcement that BMX freestyle has been dropped. It’s a...more >>


Article | February 6, 2019
C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints: The World Indoor Rowing Championship   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Look up “home-grown event” in Webster’s and you’ll find a definition, but the C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championship could be an...more >>


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