A Recap of the 2018 S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference

By Sherri Middleton Another successful and productive S.P.O.R.T.S. conference is in the books and the host city for 2019 was announced. This year’s conference in Winston-Salem, N.C. faced a threat from Hurricane Florence as the massive tropical storm made its way to the Atlantic Coast, threatening North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia with hurricane... Continue Reading →

Get Ready for S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference 2018

By Sherri Middleton, Managing Editor In less than two weeks we’ll be in Winston-Salem, N.C. for S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference. I’m looking forward to seeing you there. As always, it’s exciting to spend a few days in the host city with industry peers. Winston-Salem has produced some familiar names in sports, from Arnold Palmer to... Continue Reading →

It’s Summertime and the Living Should Be Easy…Sorry George and Ella For the Play on Your Words

Blog Post Provided By http://www.shoresandislands.com Lake Erie Shores & Islands sponsored our recent Facebook contest, Fan Favorites: Destinations With Awesome Events, which made me think about summer activities and how summer is quickly coming to an end. Voting on the contest closed at 4:30 p.m. July 25 and the winners will be announced in the... Continue Reading →

There’s No Place Like #KansasCityKS

  When the Kansas Speedway opened in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2001, sports tourism took off. Today, more than 10 million people visit each year to play sports, watch sports or eat barbecue. Oh, and travelers also visit for the history, culture and family-oriented activities. I recently joined a group of travel writers, bloggers, social... Continue Reading →

USA Swimming Hit with Lawsuit Over More Abuse Allegations

Months after Larry Nassar, a doctor convicted of sexually abusing female gymnasts was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct, Ariana Kukors Smith, an Olympic swimmer has filed suit against her former coach, USA Swimming, and others, claiming her coach sexually abused her when she was a minor. She also... Continue Reading →

The Original Portland Is Actually in Maine

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in the original Portland. If you’ve never been to Maine or Greater Portland, I suggest you give it a try. It’s a charming city that has retained much of the Colonial-era architecture, cobblestone streets and some lively characters who call the city home.

Favorite Winter Olympic Moments

I enjoy watching almost all sports and the winter Olympic games are at the top of the list. It’s a shame they only happen once every four years. When you live in the deep south there is something mesmerizing about all that white stuff —the snow and even the ice. I also long to wear the beanies, overstuffed jackets, scarves and snow boots. People just seem happier when they are playing in the snow.

How to Create a Media Room

A media room is often the first impression of your organization and reflects heavily on the brand and event. Whether you’ve invited the media to a state high school track & field championship or a national tournament, the space provided for the working journalists, photographers, videographers and broadcasters needs to set the right tone.

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