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AFTCO

2020 AFTCO B.A.S.S. Nation Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

March 25, 2020

2020 AFTCO Grant Program shows B.A.S.S. Nation is looking to the future to establish new events and new programs. more >>


NASSC

North American Sand Soccer Championships Still On, Working to Reassure Players

March 20, 2020

The North American Sand Soccer Championships is still on; however, the staff is continuing to evaluate the situation and reassure players. more >>


NantahalaOutdoorCenter

Nantahala Outdoor Center Coming to Roswell Georgia

March 13, 2020

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) will open a new location in Roswell, GA in Spring 2020. more >>


USRowing

Nathan Benderson Park to Host Olympic Trial Events

March 11, 2020

Nathan Benderson Park has been selected as the site to host the first two 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing this spring. more >>


FloridaSportFoundation

Florida Sports Foundation Has Impactful March Calendar of Events

March 6, 2020

In March, 15 events will bring 57,759 visitors to Florida and will result in $199 million in economic impact. more >>



MB

Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It’s a Destination!

February 20, 2020

Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points.... more >>


LazyE

Seven Reasons You Should Play in Edmond

February 7, 2020

Edmond invites athletes to utilize state-of-the-art sports facilities and enjoy the city’s charm. With the ability to host all types of sports (on... more >>


Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


BullheadCity

Bullhead City: The Hotspot for Sports Tourism

November 22, 2019

Boasting an estimated 360 days of sunshine each year, Bullhead City, Arizona, is quickly becoming the nation’s hotspot for sports tourism. more >>


FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>



Garmin

Garmin Signs Multiyear Deal To Sponsor Bassmaster Tournament Trail

March 16, 2020

Garmin International Inc. signed a three-year deal to become a sponsor of the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. more >>


USA_WaterSki

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Announces 2020 Club Insurance Program Renewal

March 2, 2020

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and EPIC Entertainment & Sports announce the renewal of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Club Insurance. more >>


Engel

Engel Coolers Renews Partnership with Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2020 Season

February 24, 2020

The Association of Collegiate Anglers and Engel Coolers have renewed their partnership with the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. more >>


PowerPole

Power-Pole Announces Continued Support of College Anglers

February 17, 2020

Power-Pole will continue their support of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Fishing Series and continue to offer a rebate to all collegiate anglers. more >>


USRowing

USRowing Announces Adaptive Sports Grant for Freedom Rows

February 17, 2020

USRowing has been awarded an Adaptive Sports Grant to support community-based Freedom Rows programs throughout the USA. more >>


Destination Spotlights

TriCities Case study | December 17, 2019
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Providing Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

There’s a dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest (yes, really). It has plenty of space for water sports, sports fields that stay green... More>>


blank Case study | September 4, 2019
‘City for Champions’ Project Taking Olympic City USA to New Levels   

By: Michael Popke

No other destination in the U.S. is as deserving of the nickname “Olympic City USA” as Colorado Springs, Colorado. Want proof? It is home of the... More>>


blank Case study | September 3, 2019
Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

By: Judy Leand

Located in the Coastal Virginia Region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is consistently ranked among... More>>


White Papers

ASA_Fishing Whitepaper | August 1, 2019
The Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing   

Recreational fishing has a significant economic impact on communities throughout the U.S. But what does that really mean? The American... More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | January 1, 2019
National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Participation Survey   

For the 29th straight year, participation in sports at the high school level has increased. This paper has a breakdown of all sports. More>>


RedTorch Whitepaper | May 1, 2018
#SportOnSocial2018   

This report ranks the social media performance of 35 international federations of the IOC from March 2017 to February 2018. More>>


Auburn Whitepaper | March 1, 2018
Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama   

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events. More>>


Articles

NCAA_Bids Article | February 10, 2020
What's Driving the Bidding Wars for NCAA Championships?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After months of lead-up and plenty of fanfare, the NCAA closed out its bid submission cycle for hosting of championships in the 2022-2023 and 2025-26...   More>>


PuertoRico Article | January 18, 2020
Sports Tourism Helping Puerto Rico Weather Physical, Economic Aftershocks

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We’ve already seen sports tourism as a key to helping Puerto Rico come back from disaster, including crippling debt in 2015 and Hurricane Maria in...   More>>


blank Article | December 20, 2019
World T.E.A.M.

By: Jonathan Brideau

World T.E.A.M. (short for The Exceptional Athlete Matters) offers athletic events for citizens with and without disabilities. These include mountain...   More>>


blank Article | December 20, 2019
New Decade, New Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The holidays are behind us and the new year (a whole new decade, in fact) is underway. Gyms are crowded, shopping malls are empty and it’s time for...   More>>



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