In Light of MNF Incident, Measures for Emergency Preparedness
It was back in 2016 that SDM first covered the issue of commotio cordis or chest concussion, the catastrophic condition in which cardiac arrest results from a blow to the chest. Unfortunately, it has moved front and center in the case of Damar Hamlin. What should event owners know? Can travel tournaments prepare for something like this? Learn more.
| In other news and commentary... |
| Pundits Think NCAA Report to Grow March Madness is Just That: Madness |
March Madness, only madder - or is it more mad? The NCAA's Division I Transformation Committee released a report that, among other things, recommends allowing 25 percent of teams in sports sponsored by at least 200 schools to compete in annual championship events. That could take the basketball tournaments up to 90 teams each - if it is ratified.
| Masters Invitee Gordon Sargent: You Saw Him Here First |
File this under: You Saw It Here First. Gordon Sargent, a golf standout at Vanderbilt University, just received something athletes twice his age covet: An invitation to the Masters this year in Augusta. But years before that, Sargent was a towheaded kid playing youth baseball in Alabama - with a featured photo in Sports Destination Management.
| Get Your BID On: NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship |
Ready to dive back into the hosting pool? Here's a great opportunity. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is taking bids for its women's soccer championship. If you have the facilities and the willingness to host, NAIA wants to hear from you. All the information you need to know, from fields to hotels and more, is here.
| Esports in Paris 2024: Oui or Non? |
Esports is making Olympics headway. If France's president, Emmanuel Macron, is to be believed, gaming could be highlighted in Paris over the course of the Olympics in 2024. At least that was his campaign promise and since he was re-elected, all eyes will be on him to see if he makes good. He also wants to make the country an esports tourism sector.
| Improve Safety and Security with Real-Time Fan Engagement Technology |
For many sports fans attending live events, one question continues to go unanswered: Will I be safe? Regardless of the size of the sporting event, whether a high school playoff game or an NCAA tournament, evaluating and preparing safety procedures for all events is a critical issue. It is, therefore, incumbent upon event planners to ensure security.
| NFLPA Wants Safer Conditions. Can Its Message Help Youth Sports? |
In a recent message, the NFL Players Association took the league to task for some issues that have long been complained about in youth sports circles: poor field conditions and too many people on the sidelines. Both, said the NFLPA, are contributing to player injuries. Will decisionmakers in the NFL listen? If so, could youth sports benefit as well?
| Inside Events |
Inside Events: 5v5 Soccer
SDM has spoken with the 5v5 Soccer Tour previously about its soccer events presented in small-sided formats. The tour owner, T2Sporting, has a grassroots marketing strategy in place to work with local organizations who want to bring in new and large annual events. And when we learned T2 is now establishing 5v5 leagues, it was time for another look.
| Read the latest issue of Sports Destination Management |
We're headed into the new year - with all the best intentions. And we can safely say we're not only back to normal but better than normal. Attendance in events and economic impact are shattering records, travel is back in a big way and hotels are starting to report sellouts for conventions and other events. That's a great start. If one of your goals was self-improvement, this issue can help you become well-versed on industry issues like insurance, adaptive sports events and more. 2023 is off to a great start. Let's keep the momentum and enjoy the ride.
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| Last word... |
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."
~ Soccer legend Pelé, who died in late December at 82
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