• Nationals, Astros Get $108M in Tax Revenue for Stadium

    by Joe Capozzi October 2014

    The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros staged a political late-inning rally Tuesday, winning conceptual approval for $108 million in local hotel tax revenue to build a new spring training baseball stadium. While the Palm Beach County Commission's 5-2 vote to allocate the bed-tax money is significant, it does not guarantee the teams will get the stadium. They still need to find a site somewhere in Palm Beach County to build it -- and that process won't be easy. "What we are doing in essence is throwing the ball back to them. You want to play baseball? Go find the land because we're not going to find it for you," Commissioner Mary Lou Berger said after the meeting.

  • Park Department Doubles Cost of Memorial Tree Program


    Want to memorialize someone with a plaque and tree at a local park? That will be $700, please - and according to Albuquerque's Parks and Recreation Department, that's a steal.

  • 'Indebted' Steve Kerr Shoots $1M Toward UA Renovation

    by Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star October 2014

    Thirty one years after then-coach Lute Olson improbably offered him a scholarship to play basketball for the Arizona Wildcats, seeing intelligence and polish if not eye-popping skills during a workout by the skinny shooting guard, Steve Kerr paid it all back. And some.

  • UNM Soccer Wine-Tasting Back On After Hazing Scandal

    by Mark Smith, Assistant Sports Editor October 2014

    A wine-tasting fundraiser for the University of New Mexico women's soccer team is back on, after being cancelled in August because of the team's hazing scandal.

  • Parent Group Looks to Save Endangered Prep Programs

    by Nick Veronica October 2014

    Lorna Tilley-Peltier found out in March that her son's high school was planning to cut 15 sports teams, including the one her son starred on. In April, she became the president of the Niagara Wheatfield Sports Alliance and vowed to raise the roughly $80,000 needed to save the teams. "I talked to the superintendent about this probably a year ago because we've been on the fence with a lot of funds," Tilley-Peltier said last week at a fundraiser. "I told her, if you're going to cut any sports, please give us the chance to raise the money to keep them."

  • $46M Development Combines PAC, Stormwater Basin

    by DAN GERINGER; Daily News Staff Writer October 2014

    The Philadelphia Water Department needed to build a 4 million-gallon underground basin. The city's Parks & Recreation Department needed to replace the crumbling Venice Island playground with a performing-arts center.

  • Officials Seek Right Location, Funding for Rays Stadium

    by The Tampa Tribune (Florida) September 2014

    The Tampa Bay Rays are working on a box office losing streak that makes it difficult for the team to prosper on and off the field and that brings embarrassment to a region with a rich baseball tradition.

  • Athletics a Focus of $100M FGSU Fundraising Campaign

    by Jessica Lipscomb, Naples Daily News September 2014

    Florida Gulf Coast University launched a $100 million fundraising campaign Tuesday night, touting plans to grow the university’s athletic program, recruit high-quality faculty members and increase scholarships for needy students.

  • Prep Softball Player Raises $5K, Funds Dugout Upgrades

    by Brent W New September 2014

    Makayla Jewell, a junior in her second year on the Wolves' varsity, raised more than $5,000 and designed and led the building of new dugouts at Vista Ridge High School as part of community project that will land her the most prestigious national award you can receive in the Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold Award.

  • Board OKs Sponsorships for District's Athletic Facilities

    by Kara Newhouse September 2014

    The School District of Lancaster board approved a contract with Market Street Sports Group, of Lancaster, to seek sponsorships and naming rights for district facilities.