RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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 geringd@phillynews.com 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.

  • 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.

  • Civic Group Ties Bucks Arena Support to Rec Upgrades

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    The Milwaukee Bucks want a new arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. A Milwaukee community group known as "Common Ground" wants better public athletic facilities, playgrounds and recreational spaces. Together, they might both get what they're asking for.

  • Wisconsin Students OK Rec Facility Overhaul in Landslide

    by Michael Gaio March 2014

    A $223 million plan to upgrade the University of Wisconsin-Madison's lagging recreational sports facilities passed in a landslide student vote that ended Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

  • Crowdfunding Basics for Athletic & Recreation Organizations

    by Emily Attwood February 2014

    Last spring, the City of Philadelphia launched its first crowdfunding project, raising $2,000 to plant a community garden at one of the city’s recreation centers. 

    Over the summer, 474 donors contributed more than $15,000 to help purchase a new mascot costume as part of Michigan State University’s Extreme Makeover: Sparty Edition crowdfunding initiative. A more recent MSU campaign raised more than $5,000 to create a softball scholarship in memory of a university employee and passionate softball fan who had lost a battle with cancer. 

  • Video: Augie Nieto Prepares to Walk on IHRSA Stage

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    They told him it would never happen. As the paralysis gripped Augie Nieto's body and the awful effects of ALS took away his ability to move, doctors told him he would never walk again.

    But Augie refused to listen.

  • Sustainable Renovation: A Question of Return on Investment

    by Andrew Barnard February 2014

    The decision to renovate an existing building can be driven by many factors. Its age, location, relationship to other buildings, or historical significance may each exert enough influence to call for renovation rather than replacement. However, as with most building projects, cost and schedule considerations likely outweigh all others. 

  • Fundraising Ideas for High School Athletic Directors

    by Dennis Van Milligen December 2013

    The pressure to generate more revenue on the high school level has continued to increase, forcing many athletic directors to roll up their sleeves and get more involved in the fundraising process. "Everything you do, you're asking, 'How can I save money?' or 'How can I increase revenue?' " says Karl Heimbach, athletic director at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., for the past 14 years. "Expenses are continuing to rise and the level of income you bring in is either going down or staying constant. Fundraising has become one of my top priorities."