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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. …

SFIA, NFHS, NCAA Team Sports Rules & Management Conference Postponed

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and NCAA are postponing the annual Team Sports Rules & Management Conference scheduled for April 13-14 in Indianapolis, Ind., due to the coronavirus.

            The announcement said it was in the best interest of the conference …

Sport ETA to Move Annual Symposium

SPORTS ETA announced on March 16 that the annual Symposium will move amid the COVID-19 virus concerns and a ban on holding mass gatherings for the next 60 days in Kansas City, Mo.

            The annual symposium was scheduled for April 20-23 in Kansas City and the organization is now working …

Sports Events Will Return; Here Are a Few Things We Can Do in the Meantime

Everything is changing rapidly now where a viral strain is sweeping the world. The sports world is no exception. Sports planners, destinations and park and recreation departments are now working out of an abundance of caution to help curtail the rapid spread of Coronavirus – COVID19.

A Glimpse Inside My Email

All was normal until March 7, 2020, as far as my email warnings and event messages were concerned.

Sports Events and the Coronavirus

An empty ballpark


By Sherri Middleton, Executive Editor

When I was interviewing industry professionals more than a month ago for the annual State of the Industry Report for SportsEvents Magazine, the Coronavirus or COVID19 was on our radar, but still seemingly, a world away in China and a few other locations. …

Sports Events and a Pandemic…Stay Calm

By Sherri Middleton, Executive Editor

There are only a few things that can dampen the spirit of sports events planners and the people who take their kids to events across the U.S. each year. I would say a lack of funds to travel or participate. No events worth attending. Or …