• Redskins Offer to Donate to High School's Sports Program

    by Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune September 2014

    The foundation offered Monument Valley $30,000 for its athletic program. But school district officials dispute that figure and said the donation needs to go through proper channels before it can be accepted.

  • Sporting Goods Store Secures $1M Turf Field Naming Deal

    by The Associated Press September 2014

    A Fargo-based sporting goods company has pledged a million dollars to Minnesota State University-Moorhead in exchange for the naming rights of its football field.

  • Skate Park Operators Appeal for More Funding

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter September 2014

    The board of trustees of Lockport Community Service said the Rail Yard Skateboarding Park has accomplished the goal it set when it opened in 2007, which was to give city youths a safe area to use skateboards.

  • Hazing Fallout: $40,000 UNM Soccer Fundraiser Canceled


    University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs told the Journal that because of the recent hazing incident involving the women's soccer team, he has canceled a wine-tasting fundraiser the team had scheduled.

  • Fans of Chicago Little League Team Line Up for T-Shirts

    by JON SEIDEL. Staff Reporter August 2014

    Birdie Lloyd's grandson, a Little Leaguer from Wisconsin, knew his grandma could get him a shirt. She didn't let him down. Lloyd left Dick's Sporting Goods on Tuesday with eight bright-yellow T-shirts celebrating the success of the Jackie Robinson West baseball team.

  • Fundraising Relaunched for Smaller, More Expensive Y

    by Thomas J. Prohaska August 2014

    LOCKPORT - The YMCA Buffalo Niagara, which is in the process of merging with the Lockport Family YMCA, announced Monday it is restarting fundraising efforts for the Lockport Y's new building on Snyder Drive in the Town of Lockport.

  • Multimedia Marketing Transforms High School Athletics

    by Dennis Van Milligen August 2014

    To say the business of high school sports marketing has evolved during Jack Roberts' tenure would be an understatement. Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, just completed his 28th year in that position. He fondly remembers when he started, a time before fax machines and a time when lengthy face-to-face meetings were all part of doing business.

  • Community Support Saves YMCA Branch from Closure

    by CINDY HUANG August 2014

    The YMCA announced in July it would close the Atlee Station branch in October. Shortly after the announcement, community members formed the group Save The Atlee Y, or STAY.

  • School Renting Skyboxes to Offset Travel Has Vacancies

    by Robert Anderson, August 2014

    If you build it, they will come and fill it. That's what Salem athletic director Chris King hopes anyway. King said Salem has rented five of the eight skyboxes in Salem Stadium that the school recently put on the market in hopes of generating revenue to be used to offset travel costs for the Spartans' athletic and extracurricular teams. King said two eight-seat boxes priced at $1,500 apiece and one four-seat box going for $750 still are available for Salem games.

  • Parks and Rec Dept. Gets Unexpected $500K Estate Gift

    by Vivian Sade The Journal Gazette August 2014

    Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation officials were pleasantly surprised Tuesday to learn about a $500,000 gift from the estate of Dr. Suzanne Knoebel, a renowned cardiologist in Indianapolis who died July 2.