Nationals, Astros Want $155M in Tax Dollars for Spring Training Stadium
by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014
The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros can expect opposition today when they ask a Palm Beach County advisory board to endorse their request for $154.9 million in hotel tax money to help pay for a new spring training stadium in West Palm Beach.
Principal Plucks Fundraiser After Chick-fil-A Not OK'd
by Wendy Leung September 2014
The Ventura High School Football Booster Club was absent during back-to-school night Wednesday because the fundraising group was forbidden from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
Poll: Cobb County Voters Split on Braves Stadium Funding
by Dan Klepal; Staff September 2014
A slim majority of Cobb County residents would have voted in favor of the $400 million public investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium, and nearly 80 percent said they should have been given that opportunity through a public referendum, according to a University of Florida poll released Monday.
Parks Dept. Gets Grant for Playground at Sports Complex
by LESLIE DIXON, LESLIE DIXON, Staff Writer September 2014
The Norway Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a $19,429 grant from New Balance Foundation to develop a playground at the Lovejoy Farm Sports Complex.
Dick's Gives Little League Team $164K from Shirt Sales
by Mary Mitchell September 2014
Everyone loves a Cinderella story. And the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars was the greatest Cinderella story this town has seen since the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup last year. Indeed, these 13 youngsters from the South Side reminded us adults what it means to have a pure heart.
U. of Minnesota Gets $21M Gift Toward Athletics Complex
by JASON GONZALEZ; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014
Land O'Lakes Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation pledged $21 million toward Gophers athletics, jump-starting a $190 million fundraising campaign that has been the focal point of athletic director Norwood Teague's administration. The university said it was one of the largest corporate contributions in its history.
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.
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.