• County Officials Consider Park Funding Options

    by Hannah DelaCourt; April 2015

    Brunswick County Commissioners debated funding options for identified park needs over the next 10 years on Monday.

  • Women's Football League Catches On in Knoxville, Tenn.

    by John Shearer, Knoxville News-Sentinel April 2015

    Lena Bennett is a bank branch manager by day, giving out loans as part of her work. But on some nights and Saturdays, she dishes out hits as a defensive lineman on the newly formed women’s tackle football team, the Knoxville Lightning.

  • The AB Extra: April 17

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    The April 17th edition of The AB Extra, the inspiring, quirky or downright weird stories you may have missed this week.

  • Man Continued to Coach Youth Softball Despite Arrest

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    Parents in a Georgia county are upset and concerned after they learned a local softball coach was able to coach a team even though the man had been arrested on child pornography charges. 

    Anthony Bartlett was arrested two years ago after investigators discovered child pornography on his laptop, but has been out on bail since then. 

  • A Youth Boxing Revival in Dubuque

    by Andy Piper April 2015

    "Boxing kind of died out around here for a while and we would like to try to bring it back," Richard Vorwald says. "Boxing is addictive.

  • Ex-Felon Wins Case to Coach Prep Football in Ohio

    by Charlie Boss, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    The state Board of Education defied a state hearing officer's recommendation and decided yesterday to grant an ex-offender a permit to continue coaching football -- with conditions.

  • Female Ironman Triathlete Runs Own Fitness Studio

    by Michael Hinkelman, The Philadelphia Daily News April 2015

    ALI JACKSON, 27, of Bala Cynwyd, is owner and head personal trainer of Never Give Up Training, a total-body fitness center in Manayunk that offers a variety of group fitness classes and personalized training. Jackson, an Ironman triathlete, opened her studio in March 2013.

  • The AB Extra: April 10

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    This week's AB Extra includes updates on two prominent professional stadiums, a warning for anyone thinking of attending The Masters and a new potential programming idea for your facility. But we begin with a new youth football league aimed at fixing the "broken" culture in sports. New to The Extra? Here's last week's edition.

  • 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.

  • 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.