Editor’s Corner

Crank Up Your Event With The Right Announcer

By Paul Peavy

I do a lot of announcing at swim meets and triathlons, and it is fun! Why? Because I make it fun! My background is that of being a stand-up comic, so I like to help people have a good time. But I’m also careful not to stereotype, …

The Right Choice? Water.

By Wanda Rutledge

It’s time to check in on our new year’s resolutions for amateur sports leaders. As promised, this month I look at one of our resolutions:

 Drink right: Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.

This is one of three resolutions adopted in a recent collaborative national initiative of …

What Sports Events Taught Me In 2011

In reviewing 2011 recently, here are 11 things I learned from sports events I either attended or participated in…

 

11. Good SWAG Gets Good Results, Awesome SWAG Gets You Sold Out!

The Seaside Half Marathon in Seaside, Fla., sells out …

New Year’s Resolutions For Amateur Sports Leaders

By Wanda Rutledge

Each January offers us an opportunity to start the new year with a clean slate. It’s a time of resolutions and new beginnings: a time to “do better.” Quite often, the very best of intentions turn into resolutions not kept and into promises we made that are …

Let’s Talk Prevention, Not Revenge

By Paul Peavy, MS, LMHC

I hear a whole talk lately about ways to seek revenge against Jerry Sandusky at Penn State for his alleged sexual abuse of children. Now, Bernie Fine of Syracuse also faces charges of sexual abuse. People are mad, as well they should be. But I …

Connect With Partners Who Share Your Passion

By Paul Peavy

One way to build your event is to develop a relationship with a passionate, caring business owner who provides a resource and an inspiration for your athletes and events year round.

One such business is Freedom Sports in Panama City Beach, Fla., owned by Marshal McClanahan. The …

Get Restaurants Behind The Team!

The athletic experience is made up of many different components. Two necessary components of athletic success are rest and nutrition. Socialization is also important. We came across an event that maximized all three of these factors in a magnificent way.

At the Florida Age Group Championships in Florida at the …

Matchups Matter

By Phil McCarn, Director, Property Consulting, Career Sports Entertainment

The 2011 Final Four matchup was something out of a Hollywood storyline, a perfectly balanced David- and Goliath-type showdown. While UConn defeated Butler to win the tournament, giving people across the country a chance to take home their winnings from …