CC Alums Back Hockey Hire, Fund Locker Room Reno
by Joe Paisley, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Alum Donates $500K to High School Sports Complex
by Nick Blizzard August 2014
Eudon Holland, a 1951 Miamisburg grad pledged $500,000 for a campus sports complex. Miamisburg schools recently received donations of $500,000 and $100,000 toward a privately-funded initiative to build a $5 million athletic complex. This graphic depiction is included on a flyer that has been created for supporters. MIAMISBURG - Eudon Holland graduated from Miamisburg High School in 1951, but lived in the city for only a handful of years. A young teen away from his single-parent mother in the post-war era, different families gave him housing and "the town sort of took me in."
Bankrupt YMCA of Milwaukee Offered $9M for Properties
by GEORGIA PABST, email@example.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 2014
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, which has filed for bankruptcy protection because of its heavy debt, said Friday it had received formal offers to purchase four of its suburban Y's for a proposed total of more than $9 million. The Y also said it had received a letter of intent from Risen Savior Lutheran School to rent and operate part of its school at the nearby John C. Cudahy YMCA, which now runs summer adaptive programs, including the Miracle League of Milwaukee.
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."
Are 'Normal' 5Ks a Thing of the Past?
by Mary Helen Sprecher September 2013
Are there any plain ol' 5Ks any longer?
Really, I have to ask. Doesn't anyone ever just run a 3.1-mile race from Point A to Point B (or if it's an out-and-back course, from Point A to Point A)?