Kentucky


USTA

Nicholasville, Kentucky, to Host ITF Pan American Tennis Action for Juniors

October 1, 2019

Top Seed Tennis Club (TSCB) in Nicholasville, Kentucky, will host the 2019 ITF Pan American Tennis Championships junior tournament. more >>


USABMX

USA BMX and GoPro Launch Partnership for Upcoming Events

August 30, 2019

USA BMX and GoPro are launching a multi-faceted partnership with three events still on the schedule in 2019. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Championship Bid Portal Has Opened

August 26, 2019

While information has been available, the bid portal for those interested in hosting events in 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships is now open. more >>


TBT

The Basketball Tournament Announces Bracket and Locations for 2019

July 17, 2019

The Basketball Tournament, the $2M summer basketball event televised live on ESPN, announced the bracket for this year’s tournament. more >>


USA_Gym

World-Class Gymnastics Coming to Louisville

July 12, 2019

Olympic and national champions headline the field at the 2019 GK U.S. Classic, scheduled for July 20 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. more >>



Elizabethtown

Janna Clark Announced Elizabethtown Tourism Executive Director

March 11, 2019

Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau (ETCB) Board of Directors approved the hiring of Janna Clark as the new Executive Director. more >>


ElevateOnCampus

New Venture, Elevate On Campus, Selected by University of Kentucky

November 5, 2018

Elevate Sports Ventures has announced the formation of Elevate On Campus. more >>


Strackaline

StrackaLine Scans Kentucky Course For PGA Tour Qualifier

August 27, 2018

StrackaLine has scanned Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in advance of the course hosting a qualifier for the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. more >>


Etown

Elizabethtown Sports Park Reaches 5-year Anniversary and $19 M Boost to Local Economy

April 16, 2018

Elizabethtown Sports Park has reached its five-year anniversary and over that time, has provided a $19 million economic impact. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


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Articles

blank Article | January 3, 2014
Basketball: Courting the Win

By: Peter Francesconi

Basketball is one of the most popular team sports in the country. In fact, probably every adult in the U.S., at some point in their lives, has been...   More>>


blank Article | November 11, 2013
Rodeo and Equestrian Events Across America

By: Juli Anne Patty

Equestrian events are truly international, with three equestrian events—dressage, jumping and eventing—competed at the Olympics games. In...   More>>


Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon Article | May 1, 2013
Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The growth of the sports tourism business is nothing short of phenomenal. Everywhere we turn, catchphrases like 'recession-proof industry' and...   More>>


Popular Culture Article | April 28, 2013
Soccer: Popular Culture

By: Peter Francesconi

How popular is soccer in the U.S.? Here’s an interesting stat: An ESPN Sports Poll says there’s at least one soccer player in 30 percent of all...   More>>


Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon Article | April 26, 2013
Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Keeping kids active has a new secret weapon: the wow factor. While many sports have been talking about new player initiatives and making fitness fun,...   More>>


Go to the Head of the Class: Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D. Article | April 25, 2013
Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D.

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Fueled by the proliferation of events offered, the ever-exploding numbers of athletes participating and the competition to host travel teams and...   More>>


The Age of Sports: Planning Events for Senior Athletes: An Interview with Marc T. Riker Article | April 25, 2013
Planning Events for Senior Athletes: An Interview with Marc T. Riker

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Getting older and slowing down? Not unless you're talking about the laptops these athletes are carrying as they travel from event to event.   More>>


Travel Options: Hotels and Lodging Article | February 28, 2013
Travel Options: Hotels and Lodging

By: Michael A. Savitt

Starting the search for out of town accommodations always includes an element of the unknown. In fact, it can be a little like a blind date: you...   More>>


Insurance: Operation Liability Coverage Article | February 28, 2013
Insurance: Operation Liability Coverage

By: Lorena Hatfield

Playing sports always comes with the risk of potential physical injury, but last year, we were reminded that the abuse of children can take place in...   More>>


Medical Support Planning and Prep: Medical Planning for Public Events Article | February 28, 2013
Medical Support Planning and Prep: Medical Planning for Public Events

By: Marc I. Leavey, M.D.

The potential for a medically related adverse situation, whether emergent, urgent, or mundane, exists within any group of people. When a large crowd...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | July 24, 2017
Uncovering a Sports Gem in Kentucky   

By: Peter Francesconi

There are a lot of reasons to visit Owensboro, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Music fans are attracted to the... More>>


blank Case study | March 3, 2016
Elizabethtown, Kentucky - (Visitor) Experience Matters!   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to consistently satisfying athletes, families and organizers, it’s hard to beat the on- and off-field experiences offered by... More>>


blank Case study | February 16, 2015
Elizabethtown Sports Park: A Sports Traveler’s Paradise   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Having built one of the most exciting, successful sports parks around – and not so long ago – Elizabethtown, Kentucky, isn’t resting on its... More>>



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