• Recreation Program in Jeopardy after Mass Resignation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Every member of the Norton, Mass., parks and recreation commission has turned in their resignation after a budget override intended to augment the department’s resources failed to pass.

  • Airman: Recreation Helps Improve Quality of Life

    by Brent Casey May 2017

    As a young airman in the U.S. Air Force back in the early 1990's, I was given the chance to work in the fitness center at Whiteman Air Force Base in the "Show-Me State" of Missouri, my first duty station. I was excited to be working in this capacity; honestly, I had no idea such positions even existed in the Air Force until I was given the opportunity.

  • The Evolution of Campus Recreation Facilities and Programs

    by Emily Attwood May 2017

    Building a facility specifically for recreation was a novel concept when St. Louis University's campus recreation center was named an Athletic Business Facility of Merit® in 1982. In the 35 years since, the definition of "recreation" and its place in the college landscape has changed dramatically, as evidenced in AB's collective roster of Facilities of Merit.

  • Park District Seeks Community Input for Future Plans

    by Robert Sanchez May 2017

    Elmhurst Park District officials on Thursday will hold their final open houses to gather feedback on what should be included in a comprehensive and strategic plan that will drive long-term planning and guide decision-making for the next three to five years.

  • Complaints Lead to Revocation of Team's Gym Access

    by Tyler Jett April 2017

    Amid a dispute over an unsanctioned team using county basketball courts without permission, Ringgold Youth Sports Association's president handed his key to the facility to Catoosa County on Thursday.

  • Races Appeal to Runners with Celebratory Beer, Music

    by Terri Richardson April 2017

    Jamie Delagrange, executive director of the Honor Run Project, the nonprofit organization that conducts the Honor Run and Brew Jam, says craft beer tent makes the 5K race unique.

  • Bad Behavior, High Costs Contribute to Umpire Shortage

    by Jamie Sotonoff April 2017

    When Jeff Siegel was an 18-year-old baseball umpire in Morton Grove, a coach angry with a call he made started yelling at him. Then the coach grabbed Siegel by the arms and shoved him. Police were called to the ballfield, and the coach was arrested. The charges ultimately were dropped, and Siegel continued working as an umpire. "He had to go to court, and that was enough for me," Siegel said. "It made me stronger as an umpire."

  • Passing-Only Kids' League Removes Rushing, Tackling

    by Eric Hodies April 2017

    It's a fast-growing sport, promoted as a fun, safe alternative to tackle football. And it has attracted 93 children playing on nine Parks and Recreation teams in Virginia Beach.

  • Pickleball Championships Big Draw for Community

    by Adam Fisher April 2017

    Those who know the sport, which is becoming more and more people by the day, call Naples the Pickleball Capital of the World. The title might sound hyperbolic, even braggadocious, but the 1,300 players in town this week for the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships would argue it's accurate. Thousands of matches will be played on 48 courts at East Naples Community Park over seven days, the biggest pickleball tournament in the world.

  • Hockey Group to Help Parents, Players Navigate Sport

    by Aubree Reichel April 2017

    For years, youth hockey in Fort Wayne operated under many different entities. Parents were unsure of where to begin getting their children involved and often found teams outside the area for higher-level teams.