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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 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 >>


Article | February 24, 2020
Events Using Recruitment Software to Avoid Admissions Scandal Stigma   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The release of Olivia Jade’s (a.k.a. Lori Loughlin’s daughter’s) fake profile, alerting USC to her bogus skills as a coxswain, was a damning...more >>


Article | February 23, 2020
Can Economic Development Corporations Score Big Wins with Pro Golf?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We’re used to seeing pro sports events sponsored by sports commissions and CVBs. The Lake Charles Championship and the Visit Knoxville Open, both...more >>


Article | February 22, 2020
Creating ADA-Compliant Event Websites (and Avoiding Predatory Lawsuits)   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many sports events are held in areas with parking and restrooms that are handicap-accessible, one obstacle to registration may be something...more >>


Article | February 15, 2020
Inside Events: The American Pole League   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the buzziest sports to be seeking international acceptance (at the IOC level, no less) is pole, governed in the U.S. by the American Pole...more >>


Article | February 14, 2020
Planning an Event to Help the Australian Fire Victims? Here Are Some Tips   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If a fire halfway around the world in Australia can get attention from an international golf tournament, can local sports events help make a...more >>


Article | February 14, 2020
ASTM Developing Standard for Softball Faceguards - Will Players Wear Them?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With all the focus on concussions and football, it’s not surprising this development slipped under the radar. ASTM International has begun...more >>


Article | February 12, 2020
What Does the USGA’s Distance Report Mean for Golf Tournaments?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With much fanfare, the USGA and R&A released a Distance Insights Report, showing that hitting distances and lengths of golf courses have been...more >>


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