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NASC welcomes record turnout to 2015 Symposium in Milwaukee next week
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The National Association of Sports Commissions announced its major sponsors for the 2015 NASC Symposium to be held in Milwaukee from April 27-30 where a record turnout of 925 sports events industry professionals will be in attendance. Elite and Diamond sponsors include: VISIT Milwaukee, West Michigan Sports Commission, Louisiana Association of CVBs, Foley, Alabama, Sports Tourism Complex, Michigan Sports, TEAM Maryland, Mobile Sports Authority, TEAM Kentucky and Visit Greenville, SC.
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Triathlons turning into family affair
The Associated Press via The Clarion-Ledger
The Roberts kids sometimes try putting on clothes, shoes and bike helmets while they are soaking wet from swimming in the family pool. They are practicing for the kids' triathlon series in their hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. The sport is growing among kids and adults, said Lindsay Wyskowski, communications manager for USA Triathlon, the governing body for triathlons held in the United States.
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Florida tourist panel looks to sports village to draw families
Panama City News Herald
The Bay County Tourist Development Council's push for more year-round family visitors came center stage at a meeting recently as the board moved another step forward with a project to develop a major sports complex in Panama City Beach, Florida. The board's goal is to ultimately harness a larger portion of the nation's $7 billion youth sports tourism industry, which sends an estimated 53 million athletes and their families on vacation each year.
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Commission aims to make Maine a player in sports tourism field
Portland Press Herald
The Maine Sports Commission has a two-word answer to the question of how to strengthen and stabilize the state's economy: "Game on." Since its creation in early 2012, the publicly funded, nonprofit commission has been working to help bring more major sporting events to Maine, and it has scored some notable successes.
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East Naples Community Park to host US Open Pickleball Championships
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB
The 2016 US Open Pickleball Championships will be held at East Naples Community Park in Naples, Florida, from April 26-May 1, 2016. This weeklong event will showcase the top professional and amateur pickleball players from the United States and around the world, says Rob Wells, Collier County Senior Sports Marketing Manager.
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7-year-old Rice signee showing he's way more than a publicity stunt
Bleacher Report
Rice football head coach David Bailiff used several powerful adjectives to describe seven-year-old signee Fre'Derick Young-Redd III. For starters, he is a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, a form of cancer starting from white blood cells in the bone marrow. ALL develops either from lymphocytes, a specific type of white blood cell central to the immune system, or from lymphoblasts, an immature type of lymphocyte. Call him Ziggy. All of his family and friends do, as well as his new teammates: the members of the Rice football team.
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Watching people play video games could soon be a billion-dollar industry
Fortune
According to new research from Newzoo and Repucom, professional video gaming (named eSports for electronic sports) is growing at a record pace — with a projected global audience of over 335 million fans (145 million active fans and an additional 190 million casual fans) by 2017. In comparison, the NFL today has a global fan base of 151 million, including 100 million American fans.
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It does matter how you play the game
Philly.com
The problem with the "winning is everything" mentality is found particularly at the youth sport level. There are more children ages 6 to 17 dropping out of youth sports than ever before. The number one stated reason for this, whether for boys or girls, is because it's not fun anymore. When asked why it's not fun, most youth sport athletes cite the pressure to win.
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Illinois group says concussions lawsuit 'threatens' football
The Associated Press via Belleville News-Democrat
The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide. In its 16-page motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, the Illinois High School Association, or IHSA, says it and its 800 member schools have been proactive about improving head-injury management for the 50,000 football players they oversee each year.
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Foley Sports Tourism Complex buzz making impact beyond facility
AL.com
Well before Foley, Alabama, opens its 16-field sports complex in early 2016, the city will have already hosted numerous events, ranging from lacrosse and soccer tournaments to professional lawnmower racing and cornhole competitions. The large-scale sports venue is being built next to the proposed $200 million Blue Collar Country entertainment complex.
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Medley joins Naples Marco Island, Everglades CVB
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB via NASC
The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes Parker Medley as the Sports Marketing Manager in the CVB's Sports Tourism office. In this role, Medley will collaborate with Collier County Parks & Recreation department and local and national governing bodies to retain and solicit future sports tourism events to the county, says Rob Wells, Sr. Sports Marketing Manager for Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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People who love sports, kids find a calling as coaches for youth leagues
Southeast Missourian
Youth sports can't exist without people who step up to coach and officiate the games. Matt Rubel, a physical therapist, has been coaching youth sports for about 10 years. Rubel stays very busy in the coaching game, as he coaches five girls' basketball teams at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson, Missouri, and one soccer team through the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department.
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Massachusetts teens using soccer to help poor youths in Haiti
The Berkshire Eagle via The Telegraph
For nearly all their lives a group of six friends and city youth soccer players have had the privilege of playing on a proper soccer pitch, with formal uniforms and shoes, in professionally regulated matches. In April, the teens will be transported to a place where they won't know the language, where the rules of engagement are ever-changing, and where the playing field is anything but level. They'll be volunteer coaches through the Housatonic-based nonprofit, HotFutbol — "Hot" being an acronym for "health, opportunity, and training."
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Texas exploring stricter pitching restrictions for high school players
The Dallas Morning News
Changes to Texas' University Interscholastic League's current limits on high school baseball pitchers are probably coming, perhaps as soon as the 2016-17 season. During the UIL's Medical Advisory Committee meeting recently, UIL athletic director Mark Cousins said that the league needed to "seriously re-examine" pitching restrictions in the coming year.
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Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack: MLB teams have stadium-grown greens
Takepart
As fans sitting on the third baseline streamed into Boston's Fenway Park for the Red Sox home opener on Monday, they were greeted with the sight of 1,800 square feet of raised beds on a formerly unused 5,000-square-foot rooftop. "Fenway Farms" initially will grow fresh vegetables not typically found in baseball stadiums — arugula, Swiss chard and broccoli rabe, for instance — for use by the chefs at the EMC Club kitchen, just 25 feet away.
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Cornell's chocolate milk fills refueling gap
The New York Times
Posters in the entrance to Cornell University's strength and conditioning center instruct athletes — from nearly 300-pound offensive linemen to 5-foot-tall field hockey players — to refuel their bodies after sweat-inducing workouts. But the suggested products are not jugs of protein powder or sports energy drinks commonly found around gyms; instead, they use locally produced eight-ounce bottles of 1 percent low-fat chocolate milk, similar to what is found in standard school lunches.
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