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BREAKING: 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 10, 2021

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


MyrtleBeachGolf

Family Golf Week Accepting Entries For 25th Anniversary Event

November 24, 2021

Family Golf Week, highlighted by the ever-popular Father-Son Team Classic, is now accepting entries for its 25th anniversary event. more >>


GulfShores

Trot or Bust: Thanksgiving Weekend 2021 Coastal Half Marathon

November 24, 2021

Ate too much turkey and fixings on Thanksgiving? Trot it off with friends and family at the Coastal Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. more >>


AOAP

AOAP Announce Annual Gathering in Florida

November 24, 2021

The Association of Aquatic Professionals is busy planning the 11th Annual Conference and Exposition. more >>


BillieJeanKingCup

U.S. Billie Jean King Cup Team to Return to Asheville, N.C., for 2022 Qualifier vs. Ukraine

November 23, 2021

The U.S. Billie Jean King Cup Team will return to Asheville, N.C., for the third time in five years, April 15-16, 2022. more >>



ElPaso

Groups Play More in El Paso

November 11, 2021

Sports event planners have discovered El Paso is sun soaked, warm and always ready for kickoffs, tip-offs and starting guns, with the best venues... more >>


Asheville

Find Your Place in the Sun in Asheville!

November 10, 2021

If you haven’t yet considered Asheville, North Carolina as your next tournament host site, you’re missing out on a lot. In addition to great... more >>


MarshallCounty

Not Just A Water Destination… Marshall County is a Winning Destination

November 1, 2021

North Alabama’s Marshall County is home to the state’s largest lake, Lake Guntersville, and opportunities to play on and off the water. more >>


Cabarrus1

Bring Your Sporting Event to Cabarrus County, NC

October 14, 2021

Cabarrus County is renowned for auto racing, but also includes top-of-the-line indoor and outdoor venues for competition of all kinds. more >>


MBSCFD

Make Every Minute Count at The Beach: Myrtle Beach, SC

August 18, 2021

When you plan your sports event, practice or tournament at The Beach, serious competition is followed by serious playtime. more >>



SDMChampions2021

SDM Announces Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

November 10, 2021

SDM has announced its 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


Rocket

Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Extends its Title Sponsorship of the Rocket Mortgage Classic through 2027

November 22, 2021

First-ever PGA TOUR event within the city limits of Detroit to continue supporting community initiatives. more >>


ValleyForge

Tourism Rebounding in Montgomery County

November 17, 2021

Throughout 2020-2021, tourism provided positive economic impact across the entire Montgomery County community, the VFTCB reports. more >>


HotelPlanner

HotelPlanner Announced as Supplier to Ladies European Golf Tour

November 8, 2021

The Ladies European Tour welcomed HotelPlanner as a supplier for online hotel booking and reservations for the 2021 season. more >>


NBC

INDYCAR & NBC Sports Agree to Multiyear Extension

November 8, 2021

INDYCAR and NBC Sports have announced a multiyear extension of their media rights agreement. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 1, 2021
When Hosting, The World Equestrian Center-Ocala Doesn’t Horse Around   

By: Judy Leand

The World Equestrian Center-Ocala is situated on 6,000 acres of gorgeous rolling hills the heart of North-Central Florida, a locale known as the... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Chicago Southland Gives Sports the MVP Treatment   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sporting events!... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Richmond Region: Outdoor Sports Central   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Named America’s #1 river city, the Richmond, Virginia region is a place where teams want to play and where families want to visit. More>>


White Papers

OutdoorRecAssn Whitepaper | February 1, 2018
2017 Outdoor Participation Report   

The Outdoor Foundation’s Outdoor Recreation Participation Report tracks American participation trends with a focus on youth and diversity. More>>


Berkman_Harvard Whitepaper | January 1, 2018
Bringing Mindsports into the Classroom and Beyond   

Researchers at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society compiled a research paper on the effects of mind sports. More>>


ACSM Whitepaper | November 1, 2017
Worldwide Forecast of Fitness Trends for 2018   

Which exercise programs are going to be big, and how will they feed into sports events? A new survey from ACSM provides clues. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>


Articles

AAUJrOlympicGames Article | June 19, 2021
Up for Bid: The AAU Junior Olympic Games

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

NOBODY should procrastinate on this bid. Not only is a letter of intent due on July 1 but it’s the premier domestic multi-sport event for youth....   More>>


HaywardField Article | June 19, 2021
U.S. Olympic Trials Venues Open to Spectators

By: Michael Popke

We finally have a decision on spectators at the Olympics next month in Tokyo. Presently, the U.S. trials for many sports are hosting fans as well,...   More>>


LifeguardChair Article | June 18, 2021
Nationwide Lifeguard Shortage Closes Pools, Jeopardizes Swim Meets

By: Michael Popke

Cutthroat competition at Baywatch lifeguard auditions? Not in real life. A lifeguard shortage is hitting local pools hard. The combined result of not...   More>>


Cheer Article | June 17, 2021
Cheer and Lacrosse Recommended for Olympic Recognition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Here’s an update you might not have been expecting: cheer is being recommended for full IOC recognition. Oh, and lacrosse too (but you probably...   More>>



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