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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.