• Funding Freeze Puts Illinois Park Districts in a Bind

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    With the state of Illinois facing a $1.6 billion budget deficit, governor Bruce Rauner has placed an indefinite suspension on state grants for park district construction, which affects both current construction and new construction for park districts across the state. 

    This decision comes at a particularly poor time for many park districts just gearing up to start work on a variety of construction projects as warm spring weather sets in.

  • Teens Raise Profile of Slacklining as Parks Activity

    by Karen Nazor Hill March 2015

    A slackline is a length of webbing suspended between two anchors. Anything that you do on this slackline is 'slacklining' -- most commonly, walking.

  • Jackie Robinson West May Leave Little League

    by Sun-Times Staff March 2015

    The Jackie Robinson West Little League team may take its ball and find a different home after having its national title stripped over residency rules.

  • Parks Commission Advises Against 6K-Seat Velodrome

    by Caitlin McCabe; Inquirer Staff Writer March 2015

    A development group's proposal to bring an Olympic-class bicycle arena to South Philadelphia's historic Franklin D. Roosevelt Park has met with resistance from the city Commission on Parks and Recreation, which handed the group its first negative recommendation in its effort to capture four acres of land.

  • Former Owner Sues Law Firm Over AFL's Collapse

    by JOSE PATINO GIRONA; Tribune staff March 2015

    Robert Nucci, a Tampa orthopedic surgeon, is asking for at least $15 million in damages in the civil lawsuit he filed in Hillsborough County last month against the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

  • Seven Questions to Ask When Staging a Sports Camp

    by Paul Steinbach March 2015

    For insight into the staging of sports camps, Athletic Business looked no further than a couple of companies that do nothing but sports camps — and on a grand scale — in a marketplace in which seemingly everybody and his or her former-college-athlete cousin has launched one.

  • With Y Gone, Worry Over Senior Center's Programming

    by HEATHER RONALDSON,, Wauwatosa Now March 2015

    Milwaukee's Interfaith Older Adult Programs replaced YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee as manager of Hart Park Senior Center after YMCA canceled its contract after 14 years.

  • City Expands Park Alcohol Sales, Lifts Restrictions

    by Katlyn Smith March 2015

    Taking a page from Ravinia, Heritage Park in Wheeling will sell beer and wine at the new performance pavilion, where visitors will bring picnics to concerts and theater productions.

  • Girl Used Sports as Weapon Against Bullying

    by Sam Mellinger, The Kansas City Star March 2015

    KANSAS CITY — One of the toughest 12-year-olds you likely are to know is sitting on a couch in the place that saved her life. Her name is Claire. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas, with her father, mother, older brother and younger sister.

  • 'Parks and Recreation' Sitcom a Valuable Reminder

    by Evansville Courier & Press (Indiana) March 2015

    For all the shenanigans and silliness that made up the series, "Parks" also showed how a city riddled with socioeconomic issues could change for the better.