In Maryland, All Athletes Can Find Their Game
With topography as varied as the U.S. itself, Maryland is primed and ready to host any event. From mountain biking and whitewater kayaking in Western Maryland, to marlin fishing in Ocean City, to soccer in the plethora of sportsfield complexes spread across the state, to cheerleading and gymnastics events in the Baltimore City and Ocean City Convention Centers, to indoor or outdoor tennis complexes to baseball in no less than nine minor league ballparks and more, the state has much to offer. It's also accessible to travelers using any mode of transportation. In short, according to Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports, it's a perfect location, and one planners should be considering in their site selection decisions.
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The problem of runners who transfer their race numbers to others (patently against race directors' rules) may see a drop if a new online platform gains traction. The website, intended to provide a marketplace for runners looking to sell or buy race bibs, still faces significant challenges, however.
|FAA Revises Drone Rules: What Will & Won't Fly|
Up, up and away, within limits. The use of drones in sports is an emerging field of study and accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration has revised its rules again. Sports event planners need to know what's new, what hasn't changed and what won't fly with the FAA.
Inside Events: National Junior College Athletic Association
Putting on a total of 48 championship events a year: Check. Live-streaming many of them free for out-of-town viewers: Check. Being the only organization that represents two-year colleges and their athletic programs: Check. Get to know the National Junior College Athletic Association and its mission.
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The inaugural US Open Pickleball Championships took place April 26-May 1, 2016, on 47 courts in East Naples Community Park in Naples, FL, with the finals televised to an estimated 50 million on CBS. Facebook
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This month's issue of Sports Destination Management will get you revved up for Rio. From articles on running and road sports to legal issues about sports travel, there's something here for every planner to learn from. What's the best way to work with sports commissions and CVBs? How can you effectively engage volunteers and implement a successful stay-to-play policy? What are some of the best destinations and facilities? Start your summer learning experience here.
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