|Issue #68: September 20, 2017|
An Outdoor Sports Paradise in Northern California
When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Redding, California, is a paradise with endless possibilities. Located right on the Sacramento River, 160 miles north of Sacramento and about a three-hour drive north of San Francisco, Redding offers outdoor options for all ages. This beautiful location, cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, has more than 300 days of sunshine a year, cementing the town's claim to being the "sunniest city in California." The area has an abundance of state and national parks, along with all types of water sports. In fact, the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, with its miles of opportunities, is nicknamed the "Gem of the U.S. Trail System."
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission: Field a Winning Tournament
Need a tournament host? Here's one thing to remember: all roads lead to the Midlands of South Carolina and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission. With 45-plus competition surfaces and an onsite team of planning pros, this destination's picturesque parks and skilled planning team add up to an exceptional competition ready to score big with players and parents alike.
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|NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards|
It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize sports tourism leaders who have contributed to the industry of sports tourism. We need your help to salute those who have helped sports tourism grow to be a $10 billion industry. We are looking for successful events that have made an outstanding economic impact. This includes all types of sports events, at all levels of play.
|Hurricane Irma's Impact Felt on Sports at All Levels|
For the second time in as many weeks, professional, college and high school sports were forced to make major adjustments in the wake of Mother Nature's fury. Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida and worked its way up the south half of the East Coast, making a significant impact.
Inside Events: Huntsman World Senior Games
The Huntsman World Senior Games, an international multi-sport event for athletes age 50 and up, is held in St. George, Utah, next month. It includes 29 medal-eligible sports, as well as health screenings, social events, concerts and dances, for a unique visitor experience. Learn about the event that brings in 11,000 athletes from around the world and has nearly a $17 million impact on the city.
|Read the latest issue of Sports Destination Management|
If your interests include not merely sports themselves but the business of sports, this issue is for you. Leading off, we have an article on planning international sports events, negotiating the stay-to-play policy, best practices in volunteer recruitment and engagement - and working with sports commissions and CVBs. There's also excellent coverage of the Southeast as a destination, road sports, lacrosse and combative sports, as well as volleyball and competitive cheer. Who could ask for more? Click here to start the learning process.
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