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Nov. 26, 2014

Kansas tourism director promotes disc golf courses
Parsons Sun
The first time Labette County Tourism Bureau director Jim Zaleski attended the National Association of Sports Commission's annual symposium he discovered the Kansas county didn't have the facilities to compete with the other locations represented. That is no longer the case. With the development of the Holsinger Memorial Disc Golf Complex at Big Hill Lake, Zaleski has decided to return to the symposium in April with a new focus — promoting Labette County as a premiere disc golf destination that is worthy of hosting the top tier of Professional Disc Golf Association tournaments.More

IOC proposes adding Olympic events, bid reforms
NBC Sports
The International Olympic Committee proposed changes to the bidding process and sports program for the Olympics among 40 recommendations to be voted on in December. The 40 recommendations "lay out a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic movement," the IOC said. More

Job board
NASC
Visit Panama City Beach seeks Director of Sports & Events
Visit Panama City Beach is seeking a Director of Sports & Events as soon as possible. A full job description is available on our job board. All interested applicants should contact rsanders@visitpanamacitybeach.com" with any questions. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Visit Fort Wayne seeks a Group Sales Account Manager
Visit Fort Wayne is seeking a Group Sales Account Manager for the sports market. A full job description is available on our job board. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references by email to Dan O'Connell, President/CEO at dan@visitfortwayne.com no later than December 15, 2014.More

2015 Glass Blown Open aims for 900
PDGA
Some might think that registering five months early for a disc golf tournament is going a little bit overboard, but for the 306 that were signed up for the 2015 Glass Blown Open as of Nov. 17, it makes perfect sense. The GBO, now heading into its 13th year, has already made a name for itself as one of the most fun and best run events in the country but 2015 marks a new milestone for the GBO.More

Charleston CVB conducting sports marketing study
The Charleston Gazette
West Virginia's Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a market study to figure out how the city and county can benefit from its largest tourism market — competitive sports. A Cincinnati-based consultant from the National Association of Sports Commissions toured the Kanawha Valley to take inventory of the sports facilities the area already has and look at land where one could potentially be built.More

Rugby continues to be America's fastest growing sport
The Spectrum
While football, basketball and baseball seem to be dominating the headlines across the country at the moment, there is one sport that is on the rise not only in Utah, but also across the country. To a surprise of many, that sport is rugby. More

The test that could save student-athletes' lives
WPXI-TV
According to the National Center for Catastrophic Injury, 12 high school and college football players die each year. Since the early 1990s, more than 200 players have died; 100 of those deaths were caused by an undetected heart problem. A Stanford University study found the routine use of an electrocardiogram, or EKG, on young athletes was a cost-effective way to identify those with potentially life-threatening illnesses.More

Group creates contingency for Missouri's Show-Me Bowl
KYTV-TV
VideoBrief The Show-Me Bowl is the pinnacle for Missouri high school football teams. Due to threats of riots and unrest in and around Ferguson, the Missouri State High School Activities Association is already coming up with contingency plans for the annual six-game event in St. Louis.More

Choosing club or scholastic soccer a tough choice
The Record
Some of the best girls soccer players in North Jersey are being put in a no-win situation leading up to one of the most important moments of their careers. The pressure-packed choice they face — club soccer or high school, scholarship or state championship — has been forced upon them by powers outside their control and the decision they make will impact them now and in the future.More