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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 | March 11, 2020
Without March Madness and Other NCAA Championships, Cities in Free Fall   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With March Madness (and every other championship NCAA had planned this season) cancelled, cities who signed contracts and blocked hotel rooms are in...more >>


Article | March 10, 2020
More States Sanctioning Bass Fishing as a High School Sport   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Somewhere between Super Tuesday and the COVID lockdowns, something was quietly happening in the Southeast that would be a bellwether for high school...more >>


Article | March 10, 2020
Pros Describe Golf as Stuffy and Elitist, Say It's Hurting Efforts to Grow   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Stuffy. Buttoned-up. Elitist. When pro golfers are using those words to describe their own sport, you know there’s a problem. Both Brooks Koepka...more >>


Article | March 9, 2020
Small Town Ice Fishing Festival Gets Too Big to Succeed   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Can a sports event be too successful? Can that success lead to its own demise? Apparently so, according to organizers of the International Eelpout...more >>


Article | March 6, 2020
Meet Your New Partners   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Events are successful because they are backed by excellence – excellence in planning, in marketing and in budgeting. The relationship of the event...more >>


Article | March 4, 2020
Music City’s Sports, Hospitality Communities Working to Help Area Recover   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The tornado that touched down in Nashville on March 3 with deadly force, killing more than 20 people and crushing homes and businesses, left the city...more >>


Article | March 3, 2020
Officials: MLB Players Can Participate in Tokyo Olympics   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s no crying in baseball, particularly right now. Not only is baseball coming back to the Olympics this summer but it’s bringing Major...more >>


Article | March 1, 2020
Failing Golf Courses Becoming Targets in Development Land Grabs   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In an increasingly landlocked society, failing golf courses are becoming fair game for developers looking for acreage. This brings them into conflict...more >>


Article | February 28, 2020
Inside Events: King Kat Tournament Trail   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Bass aren’t the only fish in the competitive circuit sea. With a nationwide tour and an impressive range of economic impact, the King Kat...more >>


Article | February 25, 2020
Commissioner: NHL “Very Comfortable” with Missing 2022 Olympics   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s early to think of the Winter Olympics – but the NHL is already doing so. Or perhaps, the correct wording would be, not doing so. A news...more >>


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