Washington


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 >>


SnohomishPNW

Shootout for Soldiers Seattle Returning to Everett This Weekend

August 16, 2019

Lacrosse players will be pulling an all-nighter in a benefit game in the PNW this weekend. more >>


Wenatchee

Wenatchee Valley Hosting US Figure Skating National Showcase

July 31, 2019

The Wenatchee Valley of Washington is hosting the US Figure Skating National Showcase. more >>


Snohomish

Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships Coming to Monroe this Week

July 23, 2019

The 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy are coming to Monroe, WA, July 24-27. more >>


Nautique

Washington State to Host WWA Wakeboard National Championships

July 19, 2019

The 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy are coming to Monroe, Washington. more >>



49_DegreeNorth

Washington Ski Area 49° North Mountain Resort Sold

May 20, 2019

CMR Lands LLC has announced the acquisition of 49° North Mountain Resort, a ski area located on Chewelah Mountain in Northeast Washington. more >>


USA_Cycling

USA Cycling Announces ODP Training Centers

April 8, 2019

USA Cycling has announced the four velodromes that will be participating in the Olympic Development Program as Training Centers. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. 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 >>


Forterra

Forterra Tees up Wayne Golf Course for Open Space Preservation

February 29, 2016

Forterra has announced that it has financed the interim acquisition of part of the Wayne Golf Course for open space preservation. more >>



Snohomish

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 23, 2019

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


SnoCo

Open Up to Dedication: Snohomish County

November 28, 2018

Welcome to PNW Sports and Snohomish County, Washington, where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Snohomish County is 15 miles... more >>


SnoCo

Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... more >>


Articles

Article | July 1, 2015
Spokane’s Hoopfest Generates $39 Million and Broadcasts on ESPN

By: Tracey Schelmetic

In Spokane, Washington, Hoopsfest, a 3-on-3 event originally held as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, has become the largest of its kind in the...   More>>


Article | June 17, 2015
2026 World Cup Decision-Making Put on Hold

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The winner of the 2026 FIFA World Cup site selection process wasn’t expected to be announced until 2017. Now, it might take even longer – not...   More>>


Article | June 4, 2015
Back Nine of Golf Course Sold to Conservation Group

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A Washington state mayor has effectively settled a dispute between a developer and a neighborhood by agreeing to sell part of a golf course to a...   More>>


Article | June 3, 2015
Could FIFA Scandal Bring the World Cup to the USA Sooner?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sports event planning industry awoke last week to watch the rest of the world learn what it had suspected all along: the FIFA process for...   More>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Going ‘Extreme’ With Skateboarding and BMX Events

By: Michael Popke

Once labeled extreme and edgy, skateboard and BMX are moving into the mainstream as cities increasingly offer facilities to challenge and excite...   More>>


blank Article | January 15, 2014
New and Expanding Markets: Brave New Worlds

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Brave new worlds. Get past the hyperbole and you discover the truth: Everyone wants to find that undiscovered, unspoiled area, even for sports.   More>>


blank Article | September 9, 2013
Go West: These Cities are Ready to Play

By: Mike May

Sunny skies, top-notch facilities and welcoming communities. Sounds like a winning hand for any sports event planner seeking a destination. The...   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>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

TriCities Case study | September 1, 2018
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Provides Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

When thinking of the Pacific Northwest, a dry desert region may not be top-of-mind, so the Tri-Cities’ 300 annual days of sunshine will come as a... More>>


blank Case study | September 27, 2016
Tri-Cities, Washington: A Desert Region in the Pacific Northwest   

By: Michael Popke

A dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest? Get ready for the Tri-Cities region of Washington State to shift your paradigm. The cities of... More>>



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