• Proposed St. Louis Stadium Finds Naming Sponsor

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    The proposed riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a cash infusion late yesterday, as Missouri governor Jay Nixon’s stadium task force unveiled a $158 million sponsorship deal.

  • YMCA Seeks County Support for Swimming Programs

    by By Casey Fabris 981-3234 October 2015

    The Franklin County Family YMCA is seeking funding to help keep its swim programs benefiting students afloat. The nonprofit provides free swimming lessons to the county's second-graders and also hosts Franklin County High School's swim team and the Rip Tide feeder team. The YMCA spends upward of $90,000 on these programs. CEO Jim Currie has been making the rounds to ask for support, specifically for the $16,500 spent on equipment needed for the high school's swim meets. He approached the Franklin County Board of Supervisors in May, the Franklin County School Board in August and the town of Rocky Mount in September. Currie said he's done his part - he could be boating or golfing, but instead he stepped in to turn the Y around in 2013 - and now he's looking for others in the community to do theirs.

  • Tampa Mulls Funding Rays Stadium with Tourist Tax

    by Steven Girardi Tribune staff October 2015

    City council members are hoping to protect the tax revenue source that potentially could be used to build a baseball stadium while they continue to negotiate with the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • PEP Grant Funds Fitness Center at Middle School

    by CAROL SPAETH-BAUER;, Mukwonago Chief (WI) October 2015

    Once used for teaching science, the sparkle of new exercise equipment fills the old classroom at Park View Middle School, fitness posters and fans hang on the wall. Once used for shaping minds,

  • GoFundMe Account Set Up to Repair Damaged Field

    by Jerry Fitzpatrick and Elena Ferrarin September 2015

    After an outpouring of support, St. Edward High School in Elgin has set up a GoFundMe page to help deal with the aftermath of a landscaping accident that killed most of the grass on its football field. The Green Wave has already played one game on dead grass at Greg True Field, Sept. 4 against Chicago Clark. Coaches and administrators will decide late Thursday afternoon if they can play on it again this Friday, when the Wave is scheduled to host IC Catholic Prep.

  • Grant, $300K Gift Could Pave Way for New City Pool

    by Ben Benton September 2015

    The bullfrogs basking in the sun don't mind the aging condition of Etowah's nearly 45-year-old pool, but a local resident has offered $300,000 to pair up with grant money to build a new one for the city's humans.

  • Tampa Parks and Rec Recognized for $170M Sports Tourism Effort

    by The Tampa Tribune September 2015

    The city's Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the Florida Sports Foundation's top honor for its sports tourism program.

  • Pac-12's Arms Race Set to Ramp Up Yet Again

    by Arizona Daily Star September 2015

    When the slow-moving Colorado Buffaloes complete a $170 million makeover of their football plant, and soon thereafter UCLA finishes a $45 million football re-do, every Pac-12 football team will have put itself into significant debt service to keep pace in the league's arms race.

  • Group Argues Against New Bucks Arena Financing

    by Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel September 2015

    Nationstar Mortgage Common Ground had stood with Mayor Tom Barrett on Friday when he announced that , a company with deep ties to Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, would invest $30 million in Milwaukee's troubled mortgage market.

  • Sponsored Video: How to Make a Daktronics Video Board a Reality for Your High School

    by AB Staff August 2015

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