USA Cycling Announces 2021 Schedule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Cycling is looking ahead to 2021 with dates and locations announced for all disciplines subject to change depending on the status of COVID-19.

            The Mountain Bike Nationals will return for a second year to Winter Park Resort July 9-19, with an expanded schedule that includes …

The Village of Westmont’s Recreation Leaders Collaborate to Open

OAK BROOK, Ill. — When Illinois faced its shutdown in March 2020, the Village of Westmont and its recreation leaders collaborated to provide safe ways for the community’s recreation facilities to open. The new FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park (FMC) and the Westmont Park District wanted to deliver outlets …

Leko Named Director of Tournaments at Future Legends

WINDSOR, Colo. — Tony Leko has been named director of tournaments at Future Legends, a facility being built in Windsor. The complex will host a variety of sports tournaments and events with its opening in 2022.

            The complex includes eight baseball diamonds, 10 soccer pitches, eight basketball courts, a 64-room …

Callahan Selected as GM of The Bridge Sports Complex

BRIDGEPORT, W.V. — Droo Callahan has been selected as the general manager of the Bridge Sports Complex in Bridgeport, W.V. The Bridge Sports Complex is set to open in 2021 and will be managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM).

            Callahan had a 10-year professional soccer career before managing Legacy Center …

Youth and Local Sports Still Need Our Help

By Sherri Middleton

As sports have slowly been able to return to play in many communities across the country, the pause in play which started in March when the pandemic swept our country and the world has continued to leave its mark.

            Many organizations, national governing bodies (NGBs) and even …

Ewen Retires from Lee County Sports Development

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gary Ewen, CSEE, with the Lee County Sports Development office retired at the end of September.

            Ewen was involved in the sports tourism movement since 1984 and a member of the first graduating class of the CSEE program.

            A past member of the NASC (Sports ETA) …

Placer Valley Event Center Renamed

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — The Placer Valley Event Center will become the Roebbelen Center under a naming rights sponsorship. Roebbelen Contracting Inc. was the general contractor for the 160,000-square-foot center that opened in February.

            The new center offers one of the largest meeting spaces in the Sacramento area and can accommodate …

Senior Softball USA Selects Mesa for World Master Championships

MESA, Ariz. — Visit Mesa announced the return of field sports with the Las Vegas Senior Softball Association (LVSSA) and Senior Softball USA (SSUSA) World Master’s Championship (WMC). The competition will be held Oct. 29 — Nov. 1 at three Mesa park venues, including the Red Mountain Softball Complex, Skyline …

VBR Hosts Two Cycling Events in October

VIRGINIA — Visit VBR announced that two cycling events will be held in October, including the VBR Gran Fondo and the Waid Park Sprint Enduro and Short Track XC.

            The Gran Fond will be held Oct. 11 at the new 1772 Rooftop on Main in the village of Fincastle Virginia …

Personal Next – How Elite Athletes Navigate Career Transition

By Sherri Middleton

I received a review copy of a book earlier this year that I’ve been trying to read here and there when I’ve had time. I finally sat down to read it recently and felt it was a good one to share with our sports industry partners.

            Personal …