Editor’s Corner

Wish You Were Here! Greater Raleigh Welcomes Back Sporting Events


Greater Raleigh, N.C., has truly missed hosting sporting events of all kinds and is so looking forward to seeing more players, teams and coaches giving it their all on local area fields and courts again. Some area venues have already begun welcoming back events while others like the …

SportsEvents Launches New Website

After many months of planning and discussions, countless hours of work from our technical department, and future development plans, the new SportsEventsMediaGroup.com website is now live.

I hope you’ll visit the new site soon and see what we’ve been up to this past year …

Plan for Spooky Good Times in Sports This year

Halloween 2020 will go on this year thanks to sports organizers and venues offering spooky good times.

To add to the vibe this year, this October features two full moons – also known as a Blue Moon. The …

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 …

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 …

Sports Tourism Matters

By Sherri Middleton, Executive Editor of SportsEvents Magazine

In May, VISIT Milwaukee released its final data from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism indicating strong growth in the tourism market for 2019.

Direct visitor spending totaled $2.2 billion.

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) announced that they had hosted the most youth …

Just Another Day in the Year 2020

By Sherri Middleton

As we all know by now, this year has been like no other in our lives. The world shut down, and along with the closing of businesses, schools, and the global economy, sports have been a casualty.

 When Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that the 146th Kentucky Derby …

S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference Prepares for Colorado Springs

By Sherri Middleton

Colorado Springs skyline at night

As the date of the 2020 S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference rapidly approaches, I’ve been thinking about all the moments leading up to this year’s event.

            We announced our host destination – Colorado Springs — at last year’s event in Panama City Beach. …