South Carolina


USL

USL Announces Dates, Locations of 2021 Kick Offs

April 9, 2021

The 168-game regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 10, making it the first professional men’s league in the US to do so. more >>


AAU

AAU Kicks Off April with Full Calendar of Events

March 31, 2021

AAU welcomes spring with a variety of youth sports events nationwide. more >>


AAU

AAU Wrestling Tournament Continues Action-Packed Calendar of Events

March 18, 2021

The AAU Black Hills Folkstyle World Championship in Spearfish, South Dakota is the latest entry in the line-up of youth sports. more >>


Ripken

Ripken Baseball Announces New Events for Spring, Summer 2021

March 16, 2021

Ripken Baseball has added new spring and summer events in a variety of locations nationwide. more >>


FishersOfMen

2021 Fishers of Men Realtree Fishing High School Angler National Championship Coming to Lake Hartwell

March 12, 2021

The 2021 Fishers of Men Realtree Fishing High School Angler National Championship Event will be June 30-July 3 at Lake Hartwell. more >>



Troon

Troon Announces Venues Honored with Golfweek Article

March 22, 2021

52 Troon-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Courses Winning International Honors

March 8, 2021

Troon® announced 49 of its brand-affiliated courses were named to Golfweek’s list of “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


SoutheastTourismSociety

Huddle Up Group, Southeast Tourism Society Announce New Partnership

March 1, 2021

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and Huddle Up Group have announced their new industry partnership. more >>


Bassmaster

Clear Lake Named Best Bass Fishery Of The Past Decade

August 31, 2020

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>


DoubleTreeLogo

State Official Marks Reconstruction Progress at Iconic Springmaid Pier

May 26, 2020

The reconstruction of the Springmaid Pier at Doubletree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront continues to progress. 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 >>


Quidditch

Make This Your 2019 Sports Event Destination

December 13, 2017

Predictably sunny days and an incredibly hardworking Experience Columbia SC Sports team pair perfectly to provide an ideal planning experience for... more >>


FD

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission: Field a Winning Tournament

September 20, 2017

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.... more >>


Articles

blank Article | March 6, 2014
Fields of Dreams

By: Peter Francesconi

In the U.S., no sport has a more unique and storied history than baseball and no nation has better facilities.   More>>


Superior Sports with Southeastern Hospitality Article | June 26, 2013
Superior Sports with Southeastern Hospitality

By: Jenny Wierschem

The Southeastern United States has long been a refuge for “snowbird” travelers seeking warmer weather in the winter. But athletes competing in...   More>>


blank Article | June 24, 2013
Fast Break: Lacrosse, America’s First Sport, is Enjoying Unprecedented Growth

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse is the oldest sport in the U.S., played centuries ago by Native Americans. Now, America’s first sport is one of this country’s...   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>>


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

Rowing Case study | March 19, 2017
Columbia’s Winning Combination of Surprising Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Three rivers flow through Columbia, South Carolina, helping the city earn its status among the top 10 paddlesports destinations in the country. One... More>>


blank Case study | July 22, 2016
Beauty of the Beach   

By: Andrew Cohen

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, isn’t built on sand. Don’t get us wrong: 60 miles of beach is a huge asset... More>>


blank Case study | July 21, 2016
With NCAA Ban Over, That Greenville Is Back in the Game   

By: Michael Popke

A year has passed since the Confederate flag came down and the NCAA ended its rule against championship sites in South Carolina. That opened the... More>>



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