• Youth Soccer Tournament Brings 20,000 People, $15M

    by David Gutman, Charleston Gazette June 2015

    In the next few days, somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 people will flood into Charleston, Huntington and the areas in between from all over the northeastern United States.

  • One Y's Remarkable Story of a Community Movement

    by Dale Jennings June 2015

    Dale Jennings is a founding member of the YMCA Team 13 training program and a 12-year volunteer for the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana.

  • City Turns to Golf Bikes, Foot Golf to Enliven Staid Sport

    by Thomas Bailey Jr. 9015292388 June 2015

    The new Golf Bike contraptions started rolling Friday at the Links at Overton Park. They are six-geared, fat-tired bicycles with saddles that hold a dozen golf clubs and represent a new paradigm for getting around the oldest public golf course in Memphis.

  • Chattanooga Announces Plans for "World Class" Marathon

    by Mike Pare June 2015

    Leveraging Chattanooga's Outside magazine win as America's "Best Town Ever," city officials unveiled what they envision as a world-class marathon race.

  • Summit Introduces New Sports to International Attendees

    by Michael Scott Davidson, Sarasota Herald Tribune June 2015

    On Saturday, Prateek Syangden strapped on a pair of ice skates for the first time in his life and entered the skating rink at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.

  • City Park Closed Due to Issues Caused by Homeless Camp

    by Carmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star June 2015

    Downtown's Veinte de Agosto Park closed Sunday at sundown because of safety and health issues caused by a growing homeless camp there.

  • Tampa Hopes to Quell Violence with Extended Park Hours

    by ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Tribune staff June 2015

    Following a surge in gun violence this year, the city will be extending hours at some parks and offering free programming and activities this summer while kids are out of school.

  • Plea Bargain in Works for Youth League Embezzler

    by Liz Zemba, Tribune-Review June 2015

    A New Salem woman who is accused of taking $24,102 from a nonprofit youth football league while serving as its president has a tentative plea bargain calling for her to pay back the money and be admitted to a probationary program for first-time, nonviolent offenders.

  • Boy's Family Helps Bring Sled Hockey to Charleston

    by Jake Jarvis, Staff writer June 2015

    The Memorial Ice Arena in South Charleston donated two hours of ice time from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday so kids and adults with physical disabilities can try out sled hockey for the day.

  • Boy's Family Helps Bring Sled Hockey to Charleston

    by Jake Jarvis, Charleston Gazette June 2015

    Bryson Dowdy is pretty much your average first-grade student. The soon-to-be 8-year-old is a ball of energy. He plays baseball, tennis, flag football, karate and his favorite Ninja Turtle is definitely Donatello, no questions asked.