Sports Park Hires Third Manger in Position's First Year
by Susan Orr @SusanOrr August 2015
The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired a new manager for its Deaconess Sports Park facility — the third person to hold that job since it was created a year ago.
Cleveland Police Donate Gym Items to Rec Center
by Brandon Blackwell August 2015
Cleveland police took a step to mend a broken relationship with a West Side community by delivering donated gym equipment to the recreation center where an officer fatally shot Tamir Rice in November.
Salt Lake City Leaders Slash $150M Park and Rec Bond
by Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune August 2015
There will not be a $150 million recreation bond on Salt Lake City's Nov. 3 ballot. A $99.8 million general obligation bond, however, could be put to voters.
Judge Rules Against Parks and Rec Employees in Lawsuit
by Emily Attwood August 2015
A Shawnee County, Kan., judge has ruled in favor of the city of Topeka in a lawsuit filed by 10 former parks and recreation employees. The lawsuit was filed in May 2012 by the 10 employees following the merger of the city’s parks and recreation department with the county of Shawnee’s parks and recreation department. The case was brought before Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca W. Crotty in April and a verdict issued last week.
Special Olympians Get Special Medical Attention
by Anne Marie Walker August 2015
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games has just ended its run in Los Angeles, and, with around 6,500 athletes from 177 countries, it took a lot of time, preparation, resources and manpower to care for them.
Summer Tennis Program Provides Numbers Boost
by Steven L. Tietz, email@example.com, North Shore Now August 2015
Brown Deer girls tennis is getting its fall season underway, and veteran Falcon coach Jim Matousek is hoping for a little bump in numbers from all the net activity that went on at the high school courts this past summer.
Residents Ask for Maximum Features in Spray Park
by Tim Hrenchir. firstname.lastname@example.org August 2015
The idea of putting as many features as possible into a soon-to-be-built water spray park made a big splash among Topekans at a public meeting Wednesday evening at Hillcrest Community Center.
Field's Transition: From Baseball to Crime to Soccer
by Cassidy Hansen Deseret News August 2015
Unified police officers and nearly 30 children kicked around several orange soccer balls on the newly renovated Bruce Field on Wednesday, celebrating the park's official opening.
Little League Alleges Jackie Robinson Fraud, Cover-Up
by Chicago Daily Herald August 2015
Court documents from Little League International contend Chicago's Jackie Robinson West baseball team was stripped of its national championship because of "fraud and cover-up."
Ice Shortage: Study Says Fifth Rink Will Pay for Itself
by Jay Rey, The Buffalo News (New York) August 2015
Adding a fifth rink to the Northtown Center at Amherst would cost the town more than $10 million, but the project could pay for itself because there's so much demand for ice time, a new study suggests.