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.
Popularity of Irish-Tinged Hurling, Gaelic Football Grows
by MARY MACDONALD August 2014
A fast-moving field game that is part soccer, part baseball, part lacrosse and all Irish is becoming increasingly popular in Worcester.
Key Factors to Breaking into the Sports Tourism Business
by Dev Pathik August 2014
The rapid rise in sports tourism has many sports marketing professionals and destination marketing organizations feeling like spectators on the sidelines. Most feel understaffed or ill-equipped to take full advantage of the economic impact opportunities offered by tournaments and events.
Are Baby Boomers Exercising for the Right Reasons?
by Andrew Brandt August 2014
Baby boomers were the first American generation to wholly embrace regular exercise, and as reported in a recently published study in the International Journal of Wellbeing, they're still at it today.
New Hockey Rink: More Ice Time, Fewer 6 a.m. Practices
by MARK EMMERT, By MARK EMMERT Staff Writer August 2014
Every time John Veilleux pondered the potential for growth in his youth hockey organization, he faced this cold reality: Ice was the missing ingredient.
Hometown Football Hero Launches Citizen Sports League
by Shawnee Moran, Daily Mail Staff August 2014
Former West Virginia University football player John Pennington, fondly known to Mountaineer fans for catching the 28-yard pass in the final minute of the first half of the 2003 Backyard Brawl against Pitt, is giving back to the place where he was born and raised. After returning home to Charleston years after his Mountaineer highlights, he came to believe the younger generation was losing interest in the city, claiming they didn't have anything in which to participate.
Bill Gives City Officials Flexibility in Setting Race Fees
by MATT MURPHY, Daily Mail STAFF August 2014
A new bill will still charge event organizers fees for holding foot and similar races in Charleston, but it gives city officials greater flexibility in determining cost. Council's Parks and Recreation Committee discussed and unanimously approved the bill during a meeting Monday afternoon. It must go to council's finance committee before being voted on by the full council.
Youth Sports Events Have Become For-Profit Enterprise
by Diane Mastrull, The Philadelphia Inquirer August 2014
Jeff Long could torture himself with "what ifs." Especially: What if that financial backer had come through with the $250,000 Long needed to sustain his ticket-outsourcing business for college sports events until critical mass was achieved? But after that potential investor bailed, a fortuitous thing happened to Long. A neighbor convinced him to come watch his son play in a high school lacrosse playoff game.
Key Considerations When Building a Splash Pad
by Paul Steinbach August 2014
They're bubbling up from Texas to Minnesota and from coast to coast as complements to traditional dry playgrounds and existing pools, as well as stand-alone aquatics amenities replacing traditional pools altogether. For many municipalities, both urban and suburban, splash pads offer a simpler, more affordable aquatics recreation alternative.
Youth Coaches Learn Ways to Reduce Concussions
by Thomas Clouse, email@example.com, (509) 459-5495 August 2014
Area youth coaches taught how to address concussions NFL-sponsored USA Football leads seminar By Thomas Clouse firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 459-5495 Youth football coaches sat around a room Saturday at the Spokane YMCA and had safety regarding concussions drilled into their heads. Head-injury awareness has been heightened in what many view as a violent sport. Concussions have been further thrust into the spotlight through litigation by former players who claim the National Football League overlooked head injuries that have caused debilitating effects.