|Issue #121: October 30, 2019|
It's a Whole New Ball Game in Panama City Beach, Florida
With 27 miles of sugar white sand, turquoise waters and a plethora of options on-site and off-site, your players and teams will be able to play their favorite sport while bonding over experiences they'll never forget in Panama City Beach. Come for the new Sports Complex, with its fields, shade structures and multiple amenities - and stay for the fun.
|In other news and commentary...|
|Faked Out: Bogus Sponsorship Deals Plaguing Event Industry|
As if it weren't challenging enough to gain sponsorship for tournaments, event owners are now being faced with a new problem: keeping local businesses safe from scammers who collect money for bogus sponsorship deals, saying they're working on behalf of the event owner. Here are some preventive steps event owners can take - and recommend to others.
|U.S. Back at the Bidding Table for Another Global Multi-Sport Event|
Long before the lights go on in L.A. to host the Olympics, the U.S. is hoping it'll have another big international event under its belt. The World University Championships, put on by the International University Sports Federation is looking for hosts in 2022 and 2024 - and the U.S. is interested in bringing it to one longtime favorite, Lake Placid.
|Fly-by-Night College Recruitment Companies Targeting Events, Parents|
Felicity Huffman just got out of jail. Lori Loughlin is facing new charges. And now, crimes surrounding college recruitment have sunken to a new low. Fake recruiters are collecting the money of student-athletes' parents on the pretense of helping ensure visibility to coaches and even secure college scholarships - only to disappear without a trace.
Inside Events: U.S. Youth Cricket Association
Growing a sport usually means starting at the youth level. U.S. Youth Cricket Association is doing just that. In addition to organizing two annual championships, USYCA is active in grassroots development, having placed cricket sets in schools, youth programs and community associations. Meet the organization growing the sport from the ground up.
|Read the latest issue of Sports Destination Management|
This issue is a testimonial to all that goes on behind the scenes, long before spectators fill the stands and athletes take to the field. And while it all goes under the heading of due diligence, it is made even better by the fact that every single contributor to this issue is sharing ideas born out of their years of experience in the industry. The articles on venue negotiations, transportation, contingency planning and security all represent essential steps event owners must take into account before competitions go on. We invite you to read on, and to learn from their insights.
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