|Issue #130: March 18, 2020|
Insurance Professionals: Check Your Cancellation Coverage First
If you've considered cancelling your event, or at least postponing it, you're not alone. Event owners nationwide, from high school sports teams to national marathons, have tossed in the (sanitized) towel on competitions. But, say insurance professionals, before doing so, event owners should carefully review their policies for cancellation insurance.
Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington
Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Snohomish County begins 15 miles from Seattle. Here are five good reasons to play here.
Lehigh Valley, PA Offers Top Athletic and Entertainment Options
From wide open fields to state-of-the-art indoor facilities, Lehigh Valley is the perfect destination for your next event. Located just 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, 90 minutes west of New York City, and a short road trip from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley is the picture-perfect go-to destination for traveling athletes and teams.
|In other news and commentary...|
|More States Sanctioning Bass Fishing as a High School Sport|
Somewhere between Super Tuesday and the COVID lockdowns, something was quietly happening in the Southeast that would be a bellwether for high school sports. Georgia became the fifth state in the nation to begin offering bass fishing as a sanctioned varsity sport. And that might just give teens the ability to connect and compete during school closures.
|Novel Ways of Competing in the Face of a Novel Virus|
Coronavirus is the bracket-buster, the spoiler and the biggest enemy sports has ever faced. Cities are at a loss and the hospitality industry is hurting. But sectors of the market are likely to be able to find a way to work around the uncertainty. Here's who - and what—they are, and why we think they just might have an edge in these tumultuous times.
|Despite Delays, Titanic Explorations Expected to set Sail in 2021|
Well, it wasn't the coronavirus that blew the Titanic explorations out of the water. It was just plain old wear and tear on the sub. But either way, the Snohomish area continues to see economic development because of one of its biggest seaport projects. Here's the update on OceanGate and what we can expect, Titanic-wise, in the months to come.
|With NFL's Acceptance of Cannabis, More Gray Areas in Sports|
First, it was Major League Baseball who took cannabis off the list of prohibited substances. Now, the NFL is following suit. Can we expect even more pro leagues to remove it? And where does that leave amateur sports? How can the sports business industry navigate the new landscape in an era of marijuana tourism? The answers are about as clear as smoke.
|Up for Bids: The NAIA 2021 and 2022 Football Championships|
Want something to look forward to, long after this uncertainty passes? The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has opened the bid process to host the 2021 and 2022 NAIA Football National Championship. It's the perfect chance to showcase your city, as well as your venue. Learn about what it takes to host, and what is up for grabs, here.
|Pros Describe Golf as Stuffy and Elitist, Say It's Hurting Efforts to Grow|
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 and Paige Spiranac, both completely independently of one another, have decried the sport's lack of approachability, and noted that growing the game remains a problem because of it. What can reverse this?
Inside Events: North American Flyball Association
Forget about perfectly groomed dogs prancing in a circle in pursuit of a big silver cup. Forget about fetch, too. Flyball, a lightning-fast dog sport, is here to change your idea about canine athletes forever. Meet the North American Flyball Association, learn about its events and find out about why flyball is called "the kegger of dog sports."
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Nobody needs to be told that excellent events don't happen by themselves. On the contrary, they call for a detailed plan for excellence behind the scenes as well as what meets the eye for spectators. A strong event is supported by an excellent working relationship with the local sports commission and CVB, as well as several vendors, including photography, housing and medical planning. Other aspects adding to the overall excellence of the competition include proper marketing and the strong pursuit of athletes to participate. Learn about all those things and more in this issue.
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