• 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.

  • Private Support for Bucks Arena Could Reach $300M

    by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 2014

    Two key players in the possible development of a new, multipurpose arena say they believe the amount of private-sector support will be significant, with one estimating it could reach as high as $300 million.

  • Washington State U. Store to Sell Tickets, Gear, Food

    by Jody Lawrence-Turner,, (509) 459-5593 August 2014

    WSU to open store in downtown Spokane One-stop shopping for Cougar fans By Jody Lawrence-Turner, (509) 459-5593 Washington State University is opening a downtown Spokane store that will be a one-stop shop for fans and alumni.

  • UCLA Using Crowdfunding to Help Fund Flood Repairs

    by Hannah Madans, Staff Writer August 2014

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is close to completing repairs to damaged pipe sections under Sunset Boulevard that caused massive flooding on UCLA's campus on Tuesday, city officials said.

  • CC Alums Back Hockey Hire, Fund Locker Room Reno

    by Joe Paisley, August 2014

    The fans weren't the only ones excited by the hire of new Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland. The alumni were too, to the tune of between $125,000 and $150,000.