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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 …

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 …

AAU Track & Field Announces 2020 Award Winners

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Amateur Athletic Union announced its National Track and Field winners for the 2020 season at the AAU Junior Olympic Games held on the Space Coast area of Florida. Approximately 2,100 athletes participated with five records being broken at the season-ending event in August.

James Wilkerson was …

Recommendations Steer Doctors Away from Opioids in Adolescent Athletes

INDIANAPOLIS — A team physician consensus statement was released on August 27 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and five other professional sports medicine organizations sharing guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18. It urges team physicians and pediatricians to use nonpharmacologic treatments …

Ski Access Technology Can Help Overcome Public Health Challenges

DENVER — Ski resorts will have to find new ways to reduce face-to-face interactions between guests and staff this season and the cancelation of J1 visas will make it difficult for ski resorts to find enough staff to handle day-to-day operations. For most ski resorts, automated ski access technology can …

First Installation of Elite Turf Power System in New Jersey

TINTON FALLS, N.J. — Elite Turf completed the installation of the POWER System at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J., recently. Ranney School partnered with Princeton Soccer Academy (PSA) to re-turf its existing soccer, lacrosse and field hockey fields totaling 80,000 square feet.

“We are excited to have this state-of-the-art …