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Lambert Joins Snohomish County Sports Commission

Dec. 28, 2017 SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Quinn Lambert recently joined the sales team of the Snohomish County Sports Commission as the new sports sales manager.

Honours Golf Hosts Annual Charity Classic Nov. 15 at Craft Farms Golf Resort

Nov. 8, 2018 - Craft Farms Golf Resort, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Rock Creek Golf Club have joined together to host the Annual Honours Golf Charity Classic sponsored by Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s. The tournament will be on November 15, 2018, at Craft Farms Golf Resort.

Mobile Sports Authority Announces Upcoming Sports Events

Nov. 8, 2018 - The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) recently completed another successful year by hosting 29 sports events and generating an estimated $22.5 million for the Mobile area economy.

US Olympic Committee Wants to Revoke USA Gymnastics National Governing Body Status

Nov. 6, 2018 - The US Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has offered USA Gymnastics the option of giving up its status as the national governing body of the sport.

USA Skateboarding’s Neal Hendrix Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Oct. 24, 2018 - Neal Hendrix, an executive member of USA Skateboarding (USAS), is under an interim suspension since October 19 while an investigation in allegations of sexual assault.

Wilmington and Beaches Now Open Following Hurricane Florence

October 3, 2018 - Life is returning to normal in Wilmington, N.C. and surrounding areas after Hurricane Florence dumped more than 23 inches of rain on Wilmington, N.C., September causing flooding, power outages and property damage, but Kim Hufham, president and CEO of Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau said hotels, businesses and facilities are open for business.

There's Still Time to Reach the Beach for Annual Bike Ride

September 29, 2018 - LACEY, Wash. – Beautiful views and paved pathways are awaiting a group of passionate bike riders on Saturday, Sept. 29 for the second-annual “Reach the Beach” Washington.

2018 U.S. Sailing Team Racing Championship Features Three Days of Racing

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fans can watch the action in real-time Sept. 29-30 from Cleveland, Ohio at the for the historic George R. Hinman Trophy. US Sailing’s Facebook Live coverage will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.

Hurricane Florence Cleanup Continues

Officials continue to assess the impact of Hurricane Florence and cleanup efforts are underway.

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Hires J.D. Wood as General Manager

August 23, 2018 - Panama City Beach Sports Complex spearheaded by Visit Panama City Beach and Sports Facilities Management (SFM), has hired J.D. Wood as general manager of one of the newest, premium sports tourism complexes in the country.

Electric Football Game Celebrates 70th Anniversary

July 22, 2018 - Tudor Games, makers of the Electric Football game, announced the 70th anniversary celebration of the Electric Football game, which was created in post-war Brooklyn, New York as a plug-in vibrating board game. Since that time, more than 40 million Electric Football games have been sold.

Cincinnati Area Hosts the World for International Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

July 19, 2018 - The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF’s) 2018 World Ultimate Cup Championships (WUCC) are being held in the cities of Mason and Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio, through July 21, bringing more than 3,000 athletes from 128 teams representing 36 countries.

Triangle Volleyball Club Named 2018 S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year

July 18, 2018 - The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced that the Triangle Volleyball Club in North Carolina has been named the 2018 S.T.R.I.V.E. (Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence) Organization of the Year for its “kids first” approach to safety.

USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Elite Set to Compete Saturday, June 23

June 21, 2018 - More than 200 youth and junior elite triathletes will compete at Lake Tye Park in the City of Monroe on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to qualify for the 2018 USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Elite Nationals.

Panama City Beach Sports Park and Stadium Complex Breaks Ground

June 15, 2018 - Today the official groundbreaking took place of the $37 million Panama City Beach Sports Complex, which is slated to open its first phase in May 2019.

United Bid Selected to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

June 13, 2018 - The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States were selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow.

Strongest Youth Athletes in America Compete in USA Weightlifting 2018 National Youth Championships in Grand Rapids

June 7, 2018 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Almost 700 of the strongest weightlifting athletes in America will compete in Grand Rapids June 14-17 for a gold, silver or bronze medal, lifting the equivalent weight of a set of bunkbeds. The athletes are all 17 years and younger, with the youngest competitor at eight years old.

Inaugural Crossing the Frontier Race Honors Veterans June 2

May 17, 2018 - The Erie Sports Commission announced the Crossing the Frontier 5K/10K will be held for the first time on Saturday, June 2, starting and finishing in Frontier Park. Two races will be offered – a 5K run/walk and a 10K run, each with an opportunity to participate virtually.

NAIA Accepting Bids for National Football Championship

May 15, 2018 - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is now accepting bids from potential hosts to bring one of the premier events in the Association – the NAIA Football National Championship – to a destination. The NAIA is seeking a host for the 2019 and 2020 Football National Championships.

Elias Cup Establishes Maine As Must Stop on the PBA Tour

May 14, 2018 - Portland-based Bayside Bowl was once again filled with raucous fans and professional bowlers for a weekend of competition and celebration. In its fourth year at Bayside, the annual tournament in Maine, which was again televised nationally on ESPN, is a PBA Tour stop like no other.

2018 USA JUDO SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD MAY 12-13 IN ROUND ROCK

May 11, 2018 - WHO/WHAT: USA Judo will host its 2018 Senior National Championships May 12-13 in Round Rock.

Grand Rapids (Mich.) Hosts 2018 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse National Invitational May 9-12

May 8, 2018 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– With Michigan as a hotbed for the single fastest-growing U.S. sport of lacrosse, Grand Rapids is an ideal home for the 2018 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse National Invitational May 9-12, hosted at Aquinas College in the first of a two-year bid.

Torres Named Little League West Region Assistant Director

May 1, 2018 - Little League® International is excited to announce that Aaron Torres has officially been named the new West Region Assistant Director, joining West Region Director April Meehleder and Assistant Director Brian Pickering at the West Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif.

Sports Anaheim Debuts Inaugural 10-Mile Run Nov. 10-11

April 30, 2018 - Sports Anaheim, the sports development organization for the city of Anaheim, today announces its inaugural Heroes 10-mile run and family-friendly fitness events taking place over Veterans Day weekend to celebrate everyday heroes.

Selkirk Sport Pledges $50,000 in Incentives at 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships

April 19, 2018 - HAYDEN, Idaho – As part of professional pickleball’s first-ever Player Incentive Pool Program, Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, today announced that $50,000 will be up for grabs to Team Selkirk members at the upcoming US Open Pickleball Championships, April 21-29, at East Naples Community Park in Naples, Florida.

The Spartan Stadium Series Sprint Heads to Toyota Park

April 14, 2018 - Lansing, Il : The Village of Bridgeview will hold the first Chicago area Spartan Stadium Series Sprint at Toyota Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, according to the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. Two “waves” of activity, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, occur during the event. No matter if you’re an elite athlete looking for explosive competition, or a first-time racer looking to break into the world of Spartan racing, the Spartan Stadium Series is a unique opportunity to run in some of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world

A.D. STARR Will Provide Baseballs, Softballs at Regional and World Series Little League Events

April 14, 2018 - PITTSBURGH, Pa. : DICK’S Sporting Goods and DICK’S Team Sports HQ today announced its bulk baseball and softball equipment business A.D. STARR has been named the Official Ball Supplier of the Little League® World Series. The deal goes into effect during the 2018 season. The Little League-licensed A.D. STARR baseballs and softballs are available now for regular season and tournament use, through the A.D. STARR website or catalog. The Little League World Series Official Ball will be available through A.D. STARR beginning in late spring 2018.

New FAST USA Facility Benefits All Bay Area Sailors

April 14, 2018 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA : FAST USA, the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology, has opened at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). FAST USA combines the resources of a three-way partnership between TISC, the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, and US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body. The partnership will enhance the community-based activities of TISC and create a flagship training base for the US Sailing Team of unprecedented scope and technological sophistication.

Bob Beattie - Founder of U.S. Ski Team Dies at 85

April 14, 2018 - Bob Beattie, 85, the founding coach of the U.S. Ski Team and one of the originators of the Alpine Ski World Cup, died April 1, 2018 with his family in Fruita, Colorado. Beattie was a commentator for ABC Sports and ESPN, working at ABC during four Olympic Winter Games.

2018 GeoWoodstock Giga Event Scheduled for May 26 at Coney Island Amusement Park

April 16, 2018 - The 2018 GeoWoodstock Giga Event heads to Cincinnati and Clermont County, Ohio for the 2018 Memorial Day weekend for the first Giga Event in the United States.

Fourth Annual USA Ultimate Beach Championships Return to Virginia Beach May 19-20

April 16, 2018 - The fourth annual USA Ultimate Beach Championships will be held in Virginia Beach, Va., May 19-20, according to USA Ultimate.

Neben and Stephens to lead Team USA at Pan American Road Cycling Championships

April 11, 2018 - Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif.) and Lauren Stephens (Dallas) will represent Team USA at the 2018 Pan American Road Cycling Championships next month, USA Cycling announced today.

New FAST USA Facility Benefits All Bay Area Sailors

April 10, 2018 - FAST USA, the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology, has opened at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). FAST USA combines the resources of a three-way partnership between TISC, the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, and US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body.

Lake Erie National Cheer Championships Expects to See More than 1,500 Athletes Compete Saturday and Sunday

April 6, 2018 - ERIE, Pa. — Champion Cheer Central will host its annual Lake Erie National Cheer and Dance Championships at the Erie Insurance Arena Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8.

Two Busy Sports Weekends at Foley Sports Tourism (FST)

April 6, 2018 - FOLEY, Ala. - Officials with Foley Sports Tourism (FST) said two busy weekends are planned with sporting events to include soccer and volleyball action at Foley Sports Tourism and the Foley Event Center April 6-8 and April 14-15.

Southern Coast Cup Puts Foley on National Stage

April 5, 2018 - The 2018 Southern Coast Cup Presented by Adidas is taking place in Foley April 5-8, according to Foley Sports Tourism (FST).

Founder of U.S. Ski Team, Bob Beattie, Dies at 85

April 3, 2018 - Bob Beattie, 85, the founding coach of the U.S. Ski Team and one of the originators of the Aline Ski World Cup, died April 1, 2018 with his family in Fruita, Colorado.

Five National Championship Sporting Events Heading to Round Rock This Spring

April 3, 2018 - The Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced five national championship tournaments will be held in the Sports Capital of Texas for the first time in one year.

McGuffin, Christian Win Pickleball Tournament in California

April 2, 2018-Team Selkirk members, Ty McGuffin - the defending National Champion - and professional tennis player Kaitlyn Christian - who acted as Emma Stone's tennis double in the film “Battle of the Sexes” - both captured victories at The Lakes Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament at the Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, CA.

Erie to Host Rhythm and Ride Weekend

March 29, 2018-The Erie Sports Commission announced the Lake Erie Cyclefest will add two new rides to its second annual event, as it partners with Erie’s Blues & Jazz Festival, creating a packaged Rhythm and Ride Weekend.

Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees Set for 2018

March 23, 2018 - From Opening Ceremony festivities to a variety of fun and games available to participants, each of the Little League Challenger Division Jamborees provide a unique experience for players, coaches, buddies, and volunteers, and we have the list of scheduled Little League Challenger Division Jamborees for 2018.

The Spartan Stadium Series Sprint is coming to Toyota Park

March 22, 2018 - The Village of Bridgeview will hold the first Chicago area Spartan Stadium Series Sprint at Toyota Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, according to the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Maine’s Sunday River to Host World Pro Ski Tour

March 20, 2018 - The World Pro Ski Tour will return to Sunday River in Newry, Maine, for the second year in a row for the final competition of the season in the Visit Maine Pro Ski Championship on March 30-31.

Destination Showcase: Raleigh, North Carolina

From PNC Arena and WakeMed Soccer Park to the Raleigh Convention Center and USA Baseball National Training Complex, the Raleigh, N.C., area has the ability to host a wide variety of sporting events.

Drone Racing League (DRL) Brings High Speed Drone Racing to Biosphere 2

March 15, 2018 - The Drone Racing League (DRL), the pro drone racing sport, announced that the third race of the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship season will be at the University of Arizona (UA) in Oracle, Arizona, at Biosphere 2, Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. (PST).

USA Wrestling, FloSports Announce Locations For Final X Events

March 14, 2018 - FloSports, an innovator in live digital sports and original content, and USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, announced that Lincoln, Neb., has been selected as one of three cities to host a Final X event. The event will be hosted at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, starting at 6 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 9.

IRONMAN Wisconsin Heads to Madison for September 9 Event

March 13, 2018 - IRONMAN and the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Madison Area Sports Commission have extended the contract to host IRONMAN Wisconsin in Madison through 2021. This year’s event takes place on September 9, 2018.

Panama City Beach Announces New Sports Complex

March 13, 2018 - The Bay County Commission approved a new $37 million sports complex on 210 acres on the east end of Panama City Beach in the Breakfast Point development.

ULTIMATE Soccer & Lacrosse Destinations & Venues

The results are in for SportsEvents Magazine’s list of the “ULTIMATE Soccer & Lacrosse Destinations & Venues” contest. With over 16,300 people reached and over 1,000 votes tallied, SportsEvents readers and Facebook fans picked their top soccer and lacrosse destinations and venues to be featured in SportsEvents Magazine.

Savannah Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament

The St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament in Savannah, Ga., March 10-11 will bring more than 75 teams from Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and from Canada, England and Ireland to compete in this annual event in Daffin Park. The list of teams and home countries changes every year.

USA Weightlifting Expands Search to High School Students

Feb. 26, 2018 - USA Weightlifting is expanding its talent identification program by launching an online combine for high school students, according to USA Weightlifting.

ASA Pro/AM Archery Competition Returns to Foley This Week

Feb. 22, 2018 - Foley Sports Tourism (FST) will hold its biggest event of the year today through Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve with the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am hosted by Hoyt Archery. The event is expected to draw more than the almost 1,900 shooters who competed in Foley last year.

Young Named Vice President of NASC

Feb. 15, 2018 - Elizabeth Chaney Young, formerly the director of membership and marketing for the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), is named vice president of the organization.

2018 U.S. Olympic Team Fun Facts

Feb. 15, 2018 - The 2018 U.S. Olympic Committee shared some interesting team facts for this year’s winter games in PyeongChang.

USATF Masters Indoor Championships Announced by Maryland’s Sports Commission

Feb. 14, 2018 - The USA Track & Field (USATF) Masters Indoor Championships returns to Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md., March 16-18.

USTA Mid-Atlantic Selects Prince William County as New Home of Tennis

Feb. 7, 2018 - The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) announced it will move its headquarters to Prince William County, Va., and create a new home of Mid-Atlantic tennis in the community.

Professional Team Drone Racing Returns to Angel of the Winds Arena

Feb. 7, 2018 - The Pro Aerial League will be returning to Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington on Saturday March 17, 2018 for the third race of its 2017-2018 inaugural season.

Mobile's Inaugural Gulf Coast Challenge Kicks Off September 22

Feb. 2, 2018 - The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) and officials with the Gulf Coast Challenge (GCC) announced the first football game between Alabama A&M University Bulldogs and the Southern University Jaguars will be held September 22, 2018 in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Foley Sports Tourism Taps Don Dukemineer as Deputy Director of Sports Tourism

Jan. 31, 2018 - Foley Sports Tourism (FST) announced the hiring of industry veteran Don Dukemineer as Deputy Director of Sports Tourism.

West Michigan Sports Commission Celebrated 10 Years of Sports Tourism in 2017

Jan. 31, 2018 - The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) closed its strongest year yet in sports tourism in 2017, hosting 76 youth and amateur sporting events that attracted 202,000 athletes and visitors and generated $61.1 million in direct visitor spending – its highest year ever in economic impact.

USGA Selects Shoal Creek for U.S. Women’s Open Championship

Jan. 30, 2018 - The United States Golf Association (USGA) has selected Shoal Creek near Birmingham, Ala., as the site of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Championship scheduled May 31-June 3.

Ilana Edell Joins National Association of Sports Commissions

Jan. 29, 2018 - The National Association of Sports Commissions announces the appointment of Ilana Edell as director of business development.

Fort Wayne’s Indoor Arena Attracts National Softball Association for Winter Play

Jan. 28, 2018 - Fort Wayne’s The Plex South is home to the largest indoor baseball and softball fields in northeastern Indiana, according to the facility. As an indoor facility, The Plex South is attracting events such as the National Softball Association (NSA) World Series Qualifiers and other events sanctioned by NSA.

Team USA’s Olympic Medal Stand Uniform Is Not Just For Medalists

Jan. 26, 2018 - With two weeks to go until the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, it's good to know that Team USA athletes who receive medals will be wearing official Nike podium gear that is both stylish and warm.

Detroit set to host 2018 Junior National Curling Championships

Jan. 26, 2018 - The top 20 teams under age 21 will head to the Detroit Curling Club for the 2018 USA Curling Junior National Championships Jan. 27-Feb. 3.

Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced Up to 175 Years for Abusing Female Gymnasts

Jan. 25, 2018- Larry Nassar, the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to up to 40-175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts.

2019 National Junior Weightlifting Championships Heads to Chicagoland

Jan. 24-USA Weightlifting will return to Chicago’s western suburb of Lombard in DuPage County for the 2019 National Junior Championship, Feb. 14-17.

First Geocaching Giga Event in U.S. Will be held in Cincinnati

January 19, 2018 - In collaboration with AFK Geocaching, the Clermont County (Ohio) Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that the 2018 Geowoodstock has officially been marked a Giga Event.

Foley Sports Tourism Releases 2018 Calendar

Jan. 16, 2018 - Foley Sports Tourism is excited for all that 2018 has to offer. This will be the first full year both the 16 sports fields and 90,000-square-foot event center will be in use.

USA Judo Youth National Championships Return to York County in 2018

Jan. 10, 2018 - York County was selected to host the 2018 USA Judo Youth National Championships for the second time in a decade, according to Laura Gurreri, director of sales for the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau (YCCVB).

2018 Nautique Wake Series Events Announced

Jan. 8, 2018 - The World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique Boat Company announced the 2018 Nautique Wake Series that includes five of the world’s most prestigious WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) events.

Madison Area Sports Commission Lands Major Quidditch Championship

Dec. 20, 2017 - Major League Quidditch (MLQ) has chosen Middleton, Wisc., in the Greater Madison, Wisc., area as the site of the 2018 MLQ championship.

Multi-Million Dollar Renovations at New ERIEBANK Sports Park Underway

Dec. 20, 2017 - Greater Regional Erie Athletic Team Training (G.R.E.A.T.T.) and ERIEBANK announced the purchase of Erie, Pennsylvania’s Family First Sports Park. Renovations on the multi-use athletic complex will be renamed ERIEBANK Sports Park.

Hoover Met Complex Selected to Host East Coast Pro Showcase

Dec. 14, 2017 - HOOVER, Ala. — The East Coast Pro Showcase signed a three-year contract with Hoover, Ala., to move the event to the Hoover Metropolitan Complex beginning Aug. 1-4, 2018.

Nominate Seniors for Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game

Dec. 14, 2017 - Under Armour and Corrigan Sports are recognizing the best high school talent in the country with the 13 th Annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Teams, selected by Inside Lacrosse (IL).

U.S. Sailors Lead Two Classes at Youth World Mid-Regatta

Dec. 13, 2017 - With three days of racing complete at the 2017 Youth World Championships in Sanya, China (December 11-16), 14 Americans are in the midst of intense racing against 360 other competitors from 60 nations at the world’s premier junior sailing event.

USA Weightlifting Named National Sport Governing Body of the Year

Dec. 13, 2017 - The International Sports Awards recently named USA Weightlifting "National Sport Governing Body of the Year."

NJCAA Mourns Passing of George Killian

Dec. 11, 2017 - George E. Killian, the first executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), died Dec. 6 at 93. Killian is regarded as one of the most influential leaders in NJCAA’s history.

NAL Expansion Team in Portland, Maine Names Team Mammoths

Dec. 11, 2017 - After announcing the arena football league’s expansion franchise in North Carolina, the Carolina Cobras, NAL Expansion team heads to Portland, Maine. The team will play at the Cross Insurance Arena and be called the Maine Mammoths.

Destination Showcase: Pearland, Texas

Pearland, Texas, has added several new sports facilities during the past two years, with additional fields and improvements expected early 2018 in time for spring league play.

Little League International Announces Rule, Regulation Changes for 2018

Dec. 5, 2017 - Little League International's Board of Directors approved new rule and regulations changes to go into effect for the 2018 season.

State Gymnastics Meet Expected to Bring Thousands to Foley

Nov. 30, 2017 - The Alabama Compulsory State Meet heads to the Foley Event Center Dec. 1-3, bringing about 1,000 gymnasts and their families. The Compulsory Meet features the best gymnasts in the state according to tournament co-director Erin Holdefer-Kightlinger.

Fort Wayne Will Host Adaptive Sports USA 2018 Junior Nationals

Nov. 27, 2018 - Visit Fort Wayne, the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Turnstone Center announced that the Adaptive Sports USA 2018 Junior Nationals will be held July 21-28, 2018.

Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Criminal Misconduct

Nov. 22, 2017 - Larry Nassar, the former team doctor of USA Gymnastics and the Michigan State University gymnastics women’s crew teams pleaded guilty in a Michigan Courtroom to seven counts of criminal misconduct using his position to sexually abuse young girls.

North Golf Course Reopens After Renovations

Nov. 21, 2017— Innisbrook, a Salamander Resort has completed greens renovations on its North Course, one of four championship layouts at the Tampa Bay resort.

Little League International Announces Leadership Transition

Nov. 21, 2017 - Davie Jane Gilmour, Ph.D., concludes five years of service as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Little League International. She will be replaced by Hugh E. Tanner, according to Little League International.

2018 Skate America Returns to Everett, Washington

Nov. 20, 2017 - U.S. Figure Skating announced that the 2018 Skate America competition will be held in Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington, Oct. 19-21, 2018. The event will be the first of six stops on the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

Dr. Ira Shapiro Named to ACA Sports Council Hall of Fame

Nov. 20, 2017 - Dr. Ira A. Shapiro, director of the Plaza Chiropractic Center in Old Bridge, N.J., was inducted into the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council Hall of Fame recently at the organizations’ annual symposium in Denver, Colo.

Heidecker Named New Director of Sports For Visit Tallahassee

Nov. 16, 2017 – Amanda Heidecker has been promoted to director of sports for the Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee. Heidecker replaces Brian Hickey who is joining a state educational association.

Detroit To Host 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Nov. 16, 2017 —U.S. Figure Skating selected Detroit, Mich., as the host city for the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the newly opened Little Caesars Arena.

2018 Readers' Choice Award Winners

SportsEvents Magazine has announced the 2018 Readers' Choice Award winners featuring 50+ award-winning destinations & venues for youth & amateur sports.

Planning for 2018 US Trail Running Conference Underway

Nov. 13, 2017 - Planning is underway for the 2018 US Trail Running Conference which will be held for the first time in San Luis Obispo, Calif, Aug 28-31. The event has been held in Estes park for the past five years.

Harbor Pointe Badminton Club Selected to Host 2018 Adult Nationals

Nov. 10, 2017 - USA Badminton (USAB) announced that the Harbor Pointe Badminton Club and Snohomish County Sports Commission has been awarded the 2018 Adult National Championships.

Regulation Cornhole Boards Available from Association

Nov. 10, 2017 - The American Cornhole Association (ACA) is making official regulation cornhole boards available to consumers to protect the sport of cornhole.

World Champion Tourney Draws 1,000 Players to Daytona Beach, Fla.

Nov. 9, 2017 - The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) is bringing its Winter World and USA Championship softball tournaments to Daytona Beach Nov. 17-19.

Triple Crown Sports Announces CEO Shift

Nov. 9, 2017- Triple Crown Sports recently announced the official shift of CEO duties from founder David King to his son, Keri King.

USA Gymnastics Names New President & CEO

Nov. 9, 2017 - USA Gymnastics has named Kerry Perry as the new president and CEO of the organization beginning December 1st, 2017.

Top Sailing Teams Race in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Nov. 8, 2017 - The 2017 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship returns to the Gulf Coast for the first time since 2014.

Foley Sports Tourism Complex Hosts Championship Soccer

Championship Soccer heads to Foley this week.

Championship Soccer Comes to Foley Sports Complex

For the second year in a row the Sun Belt Conference Women's Soccer Championship and the Alabama Soccer Association's State Cup Final Four will be held in Foley through November 5.

Championship Soccer Comes to Foley Sports Complex

The Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Championship and the Alabama Soccer Association will be in Foley this week for tournament play.

Destination Showcase: Team Louisiana - Pick your Passion

When it comes to sports, Louisiana has the fields, facilities, natural areas and experienced staff to help sports events planners create memorable athletic tournaments.

Newsom Named Athletic Director of Cullman Parks and Recreation

October 24, 2017 - Jesse Newsom, CSEE, is joining Cullman Parks and Recreation as athletic director. Newsom formerly served as the tourism director for the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.

NFHS Network Names New CEO

Mark Koski, director of sports, events and development at the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) for 10 years, has been named the new chief executive officer of the NFHS Network.

16 Tips to Keep Marching Band Members Healthy for Activity

The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) offers tips and reminders to keep marching band athletes safe this season.

Run the Beach 2017 Slated for Nov. 25

The Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half-Marathon, 5K and 1-mile Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 25. The race concludes a successful three-race series, which is planned to continue in 2018.

2017 Professional Disc Golf Association Inductees

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) recently inducted three contributors to the sport of disc golf whose passion for disc golf transcends personal gain. The Disc Golf Hall of Fame (DGHOF) is considered the highest honor in the world of disc golf.

Knoxville to Host 2019 NASC Sports Symposium

The City of Knoxville, Tenn., will be the host city for the 2019 National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Sports Events Symposium scheduled for May 6-9, 2019.

USA Paratriathlon 2017-18 Roster Announced

USA Triathlon has announced the roster for its 2017-18 Paratriathlon Development Team from the United States. The team is a group of rising elite paratriathletes who earned spots on the roster after strong performances in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin in June at the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships.

Rob Wells Named New Director of Savannah Sports Council

Robert “Rob” Wells, a 13-year veteran of the sports tourism industry, will become the new director of the Savannah Sports Council on Oct. 23.

PowerRay Underwater Robot Designed for Recreational Fishing

PowerRay offers an optional PowerRay Fishfinder that uses sonar systems to detect fish with even greater precision. The device sends images of fish and the underwater terrain in addition to temperature data through internal Wi-Fi.

Diving In: Seniors Excel In The World Of Sports

When DeEtte Sauer was 58 years old, she swam her first competitive race. Eighteen years later, in this summer’s National Senior Games held in Birmingham, Ala., she won her first gold medals. Two of them.

USA Hockey Reports Increase In Participation

According to USA Hockey’s most recent data, 555,175 players took part in the sport during the 2016-17 season, an increase of 2.32 percent from the previous season. Add in the number of non-participants (such as parents, volunteers, team managers, etc.) and participation was more than 1.15 million during the last season, an all-time USA Hockey record.

Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Creates Foundation for Relief Efforts

The Houston Sports Authority staff created a Foundation to accept tax deductible donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief, according to Janis Burke, CEO Harris County – Houston Sports Authority.

Hurricane Harvey Update and Relief Efforts

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey are still being felt over much of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana as the slow-moving storm continued to pour record amounts of rain along the coast and inland.

Bassmaster Team Championship Returns to Arkansas

The Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship returns to Arkansas for the second time in four years. The tournament will be held Dec. 6-9 on Norfork Lake in Mountain Home, Ark.

Greensboro To Host 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships

The 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships return to Greensboro with competition in Junior Olympic and elite levels at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Wild About Wrestling: Almost Anyone Can Compete In The World's Oldest Sport

Beyond being a great way to get and stay physically fit, wrestling teaches life lessons such as sportsmanship, integrity and discipline.

Fishing Tournament Series Experienced 26% Growth in 2017

On any given weekend, lakes in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio are teeming with anglers competing in U.S.A. Bassin National Tournament Fishing Trail events. In Indiana alone, U.S.A. Bassin has more than 50 divisions, with competitions held on local lakes.

Competitive Fishing Makes A Splash With Young Anglers

Competitive fishing is one of the fastest-growing collegiate sports, according to Fishing League World-wide (FLW), organizer of the FLW Outdoors College Series. FLW has 8,000 anglers competing in 17 events.

SportsEvents Magazine Announces 2017 Top 12 Outdoor Adventure Sports Spots

The results are in for SportsEvents Magazine’s list of the “Top 12 Outdoor Adventure Sports Spots” presented by Ohio's Lake Erie Shores and Islands.

National Youth Sports Week Recognized by Congress

Congress resolution “recognizes the millions of youth in this nation benefitting from youth sports and the parents, volunteers, and local and national organizations that make youth sports in this country possible.”

Early Study Shows No Increased Cognitive Risk for High School Football Players

JAMA Neurology recently released results of a study that found that “there was no statistically or clinically significant association between playing football in high school and increased cognitive impairment or depression later in life, on average.”

Richmond Raceway Enhances Infield With $30 Million Project

The Richmond Raceway and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) are spending $30 million on an infield redevelopment project that will bring new attractions and amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and others.

U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship Winner Is Announced

US Sailing held the 2017 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup at Eagle Mountain Lake. The Fort Worth Boat Club hosted the five-day event, won by a Southern-California team lead by David Wood of Corona Del Mar, Cali.

22% Increase In USRowing Championship Members

USRowing saw a 22 percent increase in its Championship members in 2016 over 2015, according to its annual report. Total membership is up to 85,000 members who participate within its 1,300 member organizations.

Ribbon Cutting Held for New State-of-the-Art Facility in Hoover, Ala.

The City of Hoover, Ala., held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for The Finley Center, completing Phase I of the Hoover Metropolitan Complex project that started in January 2016.

Winter Games of Texas Select Pearland for 2018-2019

The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department announced the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) awarded the bid after a lengthy process.

Lakeland Center Gets New Name

The City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Magic announced a five-year naming rights agreement to rename the Lakeland Center, multipurpose entertainment venue. The new name for the venue is the RP Funding Center.

National Senior Games Proves It’s Never Too Late to Get in the Games

The 30th anniversary of the National Senior Games will officially get underway in Birmingham, Ala., June 2-15 as athletes and spectators come together to witness an amazing moment in history.

2017 U.S. Freestyle World Team Trials Set for June

USA Wrestling’s 2017 U.S. Freestyle World Team Trials will be held at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska on June 10 according to hosts, the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau and the University of Nebraska.

Top 10 Multi-Use Sports Facilities Are Announced!

With a record-breaking number of over 174,000 people reached and over 9,000 votes tallied, SportsEvents readers and Facebook fans picked their top multi-use sports facilities to be featured in SportsEvents Magazine.

NCAA Announces Future Championship Sites

The NCAA selected more than 600 host sites for preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships in Divisions I, II and III.

Get Ready for the Kentucky Derby

The field is set for the 143rd 2017 Kentucky Derby, also known as ‘The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports’, but since the Derby is May 6, some facts and history will provide the entertainment for now.

NCAA Announces Championship Sites in Iowa

The NCAA announces championship sites for baseball, basketball, volleyball and wrestling.

Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Awards Presented

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to two honorees, Larry Roziers and Pop Warner Little Scholars.

80,691 Fans Watch USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament

The 2017 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament set attendance records of 80,691 during the three-day event at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

The NASC 2017 Member Awards Are Announced

During the Opening Ceremonies of the 25th Annual NASC Symposium, the 2017 Member Awards were announced. Congratulations to the winners!

SportsEvents Gives Back at NASC 2017

SportsEvents Media Group enjoyed sponsoring this year's NASC Sports Legacy Community Service Project where close to a hundred volunteers helped clean up Seymour Park in Sacramento, CA.

Pittsburgh Lands Marathon Championships

PITTSBURGH — The USA Track & Field national half-marathon championships in 2018 and 2019 will be run in Pittsburgh.

U.S. vs. Britain in Multiple Sports?

A Ryder-Cup style multi-sport contest between Great Britain and the United States remains a possibility after the British Olympic Association and United States Olympic Committee said they were in 'live' talks, according to a story in the Daily Mail.

Report Studies Sports Venue Energy, Water Performance

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — A report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance looked at ways the nation’s sports venues can make an impact by reducing their energy and water use and is available to the public.

Nobelsville $15 Million Youth Sports Complex Moves Forward

NOBELSVILLE, IN — The Noblesville City Council approved the final agreement for the Noblesville Fieldhouse, a proposed $15 million youth sports complex.

Atlanta Sports City Impact Study Looks Promising

ATLANTA — A bustling sports complex in Stonecrest will host youth soccer tournaments 40 weeks a year, become the home of two professional soccer teams and create 361 jobs on the site, according to an economic impact study by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Atlanta Sports City is expected to begin construction this fall on 200 acres next to Stonecrest Mall. It will eventually include a 15,000-seat stadium and 22 fields.

NASC Announces First Hall of Fame Class

CINCINNATI, OH — The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) announced its first Hall of Fame class, which will be recognized at the 2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium to be held March 27-30 in Sacramento, CA.

Penn Relays, USATF Extend Partnership

PHILADELPHIA —The Penn Relays and USA Track & Field on announced a partnership through 2020 that continues the collaboration between the world’s oldest and largest relay carnival with the World’s top-ranked Track & Field Team.

VisitDFW Reboots Regional Tourism Effort

DALLAS — Tourism and travel stakeholders in Dallas Fort Worth and the North Texas region launched a new collaborative marketing initiative under the new organizational name VisitDFW – completely rebooting the regional tourism organization formerly called the Dallas Fort Worth Area Tourism Council (DFWATC).

Jackson Hole Sports Facility Moves Forward

JACKSON HOLE, WY — A project that has been in the works since 2014 is on the brink of breaking ground. Blue Collar Restaurant Group owner Joe Rice is backing an estimated $5 million project to build a state-of-the-art indoor sports training facility in the South Park business area off Highway 89.

Willamalane Aquatic Facilities Earn Five Star Award

SPRINGFIELD, OR – Willamalane’s commitment to water safety earned the district national honors in January, when the Starfish Aquatics Institute awarded the district the prestigious Five Star Award.

US Pulls Out of Track Junior Worlds

The United States will not participate in the IAAF World Youth Championships (World U18 Championships), USA Track and Field announced.

USA Swimming, Sigma Gamma Rho Extend Partnership

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — USA Swimming and Sigma Gamma Rho announced a multi-year extension of their successful partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation within the African American community.

Dallas, Detroit and Indianapolis Land Junior Gold Bowling

ARLINGTON, TX – Dallas, Detroit and Indianapolis will be the summer destinations for youth bowlers as International Bowling Campus Youth Development has determined sites for its national youth events for 2018 through 2020.

Visit Florida Faces House Challenges

As Florida Gov. Rick Scott sharpens his criticism of the Legislature over tourism marketing spending and job incentive programs, the Florida House has retaliated by proposing a bill that would completely eliminate whole agencies charged with carrying out Scott's biggest priorities.

Bryan Terminates Land Purchase for Youth Sports Complex

The Bryan city council has changed its mind about a proposed youth sports complex on the westside of town, according to WTAW.

Marriott Prattville Renovations Near Completion

The Marriott Prattville hotel's guest room renovations will be complete by the end of February and the Robert Trent Jones golf courses at Capitol Hill will be in exceptional condition in time for spring, according to the hotel.

Athletes to Get Expedited Access

The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn’t impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events.

NASC Names Kidd President and CEO

Alan Kidd, former president of the San Diego Sports Commission, has been appointed the new president and CEO of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC).

Waco Considers Venue Tax for $34 Million Events Center Overhaul

WACO, TX — McLennan County voters could decide whether to approve a $34.4 million overhaul — paid for by out-of-towners — of the Extraco Events Center by enacting a venue tax.

Merry Set to Step Down at USRowing

PRINCETON, NJ – USRowing announced that Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Merry will retire from the organization effective April 15, 2017. Merry joined USRowing in 1994 and was named CEO in 2005.

West Michigan Sports Commission Reports Successes

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The West Michigan Sports Commission was named a finalist in the midsize organization category of the MiBiz Best-Managed Nonprofits Awards.

Florida Sports Brings in $57 Billion

The fiscal year of 2015-16 meant another bustling sports economy year to the Florida Sports economy bringing 16 million visitors, a $57.4 billion economic footprint and 580,000 jobs to the Sunshine State.

Chesterfield Approves $35 Million Complex

CHESTERFIELD, MO — The Chesterfield City Council narrowly approved plans for a massive, $35 million youth sports and education complex, but deferred action on a related property purchase.

Open Water Championships Return to Castiac Lake

SANTA CLARITA, CA — The 2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, which will feature stand-alone Junior National Championships for the first time, are slated for May 19-21 at Castaic Lake.

Ogrean to Retire from USA Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean announced he will retire August 1 after a combined 18 years as head of the national governing body, a period which saw the organization’s players more than double and the women’s team medal at every Olympic Winter Games.

SportsEvents Executive Editor Will Moderate Media at Oregon Sports Summit

SportsEvents Magazine Executive Editor John Rezell will be Moderator for the media breakout session at the Oregon Sports Summit on February 2.

Wielgus Announces Retirement from USA Swimming

After more than 20 years as executive director of USA Swimming Chuck Wielgus announced his retirement effective Aug. 31, 2017. Wielgus is the longest-tenured chief executive in the U.S. Olympic Movement.

Zenith Youth Football Helmets Recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on August 17 of youth football helmets produced by Zenith.

USA Softball Unveils New Logo

The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball renames itself USA Softball

Two Major Sports Complexes Planned For Delaware

In the next 18 months, two new sports complexes are set to open in Delaware!

USA BMX Program Reaches 15,000 Kids

USA BMX announced its Science Technology Education and Math (STEM) Program has helped over 15,000 kids nationwide!

USA Synchrony To Join Other NGBs In Colorado Springs

U.S. Synchronized Swimming Inc. (USA Synchro) is relocating from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs.

Huntsville Wins 2016 World Championship Of Bass Fishing

Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.

Warren County Preps For Youth Baseball Events

More than 250 youth baseball teams from across the nation will visit Warren County this summer.

U.S. Olympic Training Center To Host 3 U.S. Grand Prix Track Cycling Events In July

The U.S. Olympic Training Center will host three U.S. Grand Prix events featuring elite international track cyclists throughout July at the Velodrome in Memorial Park.

Fort Worth CVB, Huddle Up Group Form Strategic Partnership

Fort Worth CVB, Huddle Up Group Form Strategic Partnership

Snohomish County Sports Commission Awarded 2 USTA Events

For the first time, Snohomish County has been selected to host two events by the United States Tennis Association/Pacific Northwest Section (USTA/PNW) as a result of a successful bid by the Snohomish County Sports Commission.

USA Track & Field Regional Junior Olympic Championship

The USA Track & Field (USATF) Region 16 (Florida) Junior Olympic Championship is racing towards Palm Beach County.

Pro Watercross Championships Headed To Naples

The 2015 Pro Watercross Tour World Championships will be held Sept. 19-27 at Sugden Regional Park.

IAAF Council awarded Eugene 2021 IAAF World Championships

The IAAF has awarded its premier competition to Eugene, Ore., bypassing the usual bidding process.

USA Triathlon Offers Grants To Support Triathlon As Emerging Sport

USA Triathlon and USA Triathlon Foundation announced the first eight collegiate institutions that will benefit from the Women's Triathlon Emerging Sport Grant.

2016 Pac Rim Gymnastics Championships

The 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships will be hosted in Everett, Washington, in Snohomish County, at XFINITY Arena.

Symetra Tour Adds Massachusetts Event

The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, announced recently the addition of the W.B. Mason Championship at Thorny Lea Golf Club to the 2015 schedule.

Virtual Basketball Camp App

ShotTracker, a wearable technology for basketball, announced its partnership with Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson to launch the first virtual basketball camp.

Jugglers Heading to Cedar Rapids in 2017

Cedar Rapids will host the International Jugglers' Association 2017 Juggling Festival.

Pickleball Championships Headed To Naples

The 2016 US Open Pickleball Championships will be held at East Naples Community Park.

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Secures Inaugural Malibu Cup Event

Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports (TTS) announced the inaugural Malibu Cup international waterski tournament and exhibition event will be held in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

USA Football, FieldTurf Open Application Process For Field-Building Grants Program

USA Football and FieldTurf are accepting applications for their annual Field Building Grants Program.

Bill Seeks To Encourage Disabled To Play Sports

Students with disabilities could gain more avenues to participate in sports if a bill co-sponsored by a Triad legislator is passed.

Major Upgrades Discussed For Charlotte Sports Arenas

Charlotte city council members will discuss the approval of nearly $40 million to upgrade both Bank of America Stadium and Bo jangles Coliseum.

UD Readies For National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships

UD Readies For National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships

Sports Events Industry Veteran Makes Move To Special Olympics

Sports Events Industry Veteran Makes Move To Special Olympics

National Club Baseball Commits To Martinsville

The NCBA Mid-Atlantic Region Division renews contract to host championship tournaments in Martinsville.

Presque Isle State Park, Erie, Pa., Readies For The Biggest Loser RunWalk

The Erie Sports Commission announced another 'The Biggest Loser' event to be held in Erie, Pa.

Tough Mudder, Mudderella Look To Butler County, Pa.

The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau announced that two new events are expected to attract more than 15,000 athletes.

U.S. Soccer Embarks On Major Coach & Player Development Initiatives

U.S. Soccer announced a commitment to develop world-class players and coaches, which focuses on three main areas.

New Website Offers Tips, Resources For Athletes, Parents & Coaches

Website strictly dedicated to providing tools and resources to help develop better athletes and better people.

Iron Distance Triathlon Draws 2,300

On Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon brought nearly 2,300 athletes, friends, family and trainers to the area.

Q&A With Brandi Chastain

Soccer phenom discusses why heading in youth soccer should be banned.

Grand Rapids Wins 2017 State Games Of America

State Games of America is expected to have large economic and sports tourism impact.

Port City Mulls New Soccer Fields

New soccer complex proposed to Mobile County Commissioners.

US Youth Soccer Region II Championships Headed To Sioux Falls In 2017

Sioux Falls looking forward to hosting 2017 youth soccer regionals.

Foley Proceeds With Sports Tourism Complex

First phase of sports tourism complex is moving forward.

NBA Player Helps City With New Sports Complex

Petersburg City Council hopes new basketball arena will boost tourism.

Hope Sports Complex Has The Right Stuff

Passion and volunteers fuel Hope Sports Complex and its seven new sports fields.