|Issue #72: November 15, 2017|
Pop Warner CTE Lawsuit Could Hit Youth Sports Hard
Here's something that hits close to home. A U.S. District Court judge says a lawsuit filed by two mothers against Pop Warner Little Scholars can continue. The case could force the national Pop Warner program to pay up for not protecting players and potentially could change the game forever.
America's 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World
Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League's annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years) Hawai'i has fast become a go-to destination for a variety of sports event planners from Mainland USA and Asian and Australian countries, too. And it's not just surfing and water sports that Hawai'i is offering; there's basketball, volleyball, futsal and golf as well as myriad other athletic events. In fact, the local CVB is "open to whatever that makes sense." From the NBA to the high school level, planners of events are discovering (or rediscovering) the islands that have it all. Meet the destination with extraordinary venues, wonderful weather and great scenery to back it up. Meet Hawai'i.
Oklahoma City: A Whole New Landscape to Experience
Oklahoma City is a comfortably smaller market that's big on sports. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, OKC is one of the most accommodating destinations in the Southwest. And there's so much new happening these days, it's a whole new landscape to set your eyes on. Learn about the best and the most innovative features OKC has to offer.
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Inside Events: National High School Rodeo Association
Rodeo is a unique piece of Americana with roots extending deep into history. It's no surprise, therefore, that the National High School Rodeo Association has some of the biggest, most popular events around. Meet the organization and learn how it's working to dispel the misconceptions surrounding the sport.
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