• Funding Stadiums Through Hotel Tax Draws Criticism

    by Brent Schrotenboer August 2016

    The people voting on so-called tourist taxes — local residents — generally won't have to pay for them because they don't stay in local hotels. The people who do pay for them — visitors — don't get a vote on them because they live somewhere else.

  • Expanding Sports Tourism a Numbers Game

    by Brent Batten August 2016

    A sports tourism study under consideration by Collier County commissioners puts up some big numbers. As in, "$58 million to build a new multi-sport complex hosting 400 events annually bringing 265,000 visitors to the county every year."

  • Teen's Obstacle Course Event Will Raise Money for Parks

    by Vince Townley August 2016

    Zachary Baker of Harmony has drawn inspiration from one of his favorite things — the popular TV show "American Ninja Warrior" — to help improve one of his favorite places, Zelienople Community Park.

  • LA Council Seeks $22.5M to Fund Stadium Facilities

    by Daily News of Los Angeles August 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council agreed Friday to apply for a $22.5 million federal loan to help fund a sports museum, conference rooms and other facilities next to the Los Angeles Football Club's 22,000-seat soccer stadium in Exposition Park.

  • Comedians Raise Funds for New High School Stadium

    by Barry Courter August 2016

    When engineers condemned Raymond James Stadium on the East Ridge High School campus last fall, it was anything but funny. However, three former East Ridge High School classmates who've made a living as professional comedians will return to Chattanooga this weekend to help raise money to replace the stadium at their alma mater.

  • Opinion: UAB's Football Rebirth Cause for Celebration

    by Harry Minium August 2016

    The resurrection of football at Alabama-Birmingham hasn't garnered as much notice, but if you look closely, you'll find one of the most remarkable and heartening stories in college athletics.

  • Notre Dame Gets $5M Gift for Rec Sports, Marching Band

    by South Bend Tribune Report July 2016

    The University of Notre Dame has received a $5 million gift that will create a new permanent rehearsal field for the Notre Dame Marching Band and a facility for students participating in RecSports.

  • Summitt Foundation Gets $50K Boost from NCAA

    by News Sentinel July 2016

    The NCAA donated $50,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in memory of the former University of Tennessee coach, the foundation announced Wednesday.

  • Zumbathon Raises Money for Kids in Need

    by Amir Vera July 2016

    Over 40 people danced and sweated their hearts out Sunday to raise money for children who need school supplies.The Virginia Beach Jaycees, a leadership training organization for adults ages 18 to 40, sponsored the first Zumbathon at the Inlet Fitness gym as fundraiser for the Seton Youth Shelters Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program, based in Virginia Beach.

  • HS Hosts Fundraiser to Help Student-Athletes Cover Fees

    by Chicago Daily Herald July 2016

    Imagine your child really wants to join a sports team at school, but the $100 fee to sign up is too costly to fit into your budget. Maybe you find a way to swing the $100 for them to participate in one sport, but when they express interest in another — which means another $100 — you have to disappoint them and say no, we can't afford it. That's the case for some students at West Chicago Community High School. Girls cross country Coach Bob Maxson has seen it firsthand, along with coaches from just about every other sport at the school.