Can Increasing Visas for Foreign Workers Benefit Sports Tourism?
A number of businesses in the sports and hospitality industry got some welcome news recently: the government will make an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary worker visas available for fiscal year 2023. Among the sports venues that rely heavily on H-2B to fill vacancies are golf courses and equestrian facilities, as well as hotels.
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Come Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington
Welcome to PNW Sports! We are located in northwest Washington State, between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Snohomish County begins 15 miles north of Seattle, a little under 120 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a short ferry ride away from the Olympic Peninsula.
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| Get Your BID On: Copa Rayados West Soccer Tournament |
Want to host an expansion event of one of the hottest tournament series around? Copa Rayados West is a large youth soccer tournament presented in partnership with Mexican professional club, CF Monterrey Rayados. A location in the Western or Southwestern USA is desirable. This will be the third of three national events in an established series.
| Livestreaming Broadening the Reach, Appeal of Disc Golf |
Want proof that disc golf is feeding a demand that has staying power? Consider this: The 2022 United States Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, featuring almost 100 of the best male players from around the world, was livestreamed. With more players, more funds and more courses, the sport is broadening its reach.
| Tennessee in Trouble with SEC, Vandals with University (and Maybe eBay) |
You can pretty much file this under "D" for Dumb Business Moves. Students have listed the turf they stole from Neyland Stadium (scene of the Vols' first win over Alabama in 15 years) on eBay. It's not going well. If the university (already paying an SEC fine for the field storming after the game) does not get them first, law enforcement just might.
| Will Men Be Added to Artistic Swimming Program at 2024 Summer Olympics? |
Artistic swimming (formerly known as synchronized swimming) made a splash in the aquatics world this month with the announcement that men and women might both compete in the Paris 2024 Summer Games. The truth is that men had been competing at the World Aquatics Championship but Olympic inclusion had remained inclusive. Will Paris be the key to change?
| Preserving Winter Becomes Rallying Cry Among Snow Sports Organizations |
The season's first Snowboard Cross World Cup and Ski Cross World Cup competitions were cancelled because of a lack of snow in the area that was to host them. It's far from the first event to be adversely affected this way; many have coped using various methods. But increasingly, organizations are taking a proactive stance on climate change.
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Inside Events: World ParaVolley
World ParaVolley has the stated goal of delivering the highest quality volleyball programs and competitions for athletes with mobility challenges. The organization offers events in multiple disciplines and seeks to grow not only its reach among eligible athletes but among spectators and destinations. Here's a view of what it takes to host those events.
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The great summer of 2022 is in the rear-view mirror and make no mistake, it was pretty great. Now, the road ahead of us is open for business and we're ready to make the most of it. Football has kicked off, baseball is winding down and fall sports are in full swing. We have the World Cup in Qatar to look forward to (and then the one in the U.S., Canada and Mexico), the Olympics in Paris (and after that, the Games in L.A.) as well as plenty of other highlights. This issue covers not just sports but the business issues you'll need to know.
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To win, I'd run over Joe's mom, too
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