What's your 'why' ?

 Posted on: September 28 2023
Meet the new President & CEO of Sports ETA , John David & learn about his ‘why’ and the work that led him here. In this episode, Host Kathrine Nero chats with John David about the new & exciting things happening within Sports ETA. John shares his ‘why’ with Kathrine and more about the work that led him to his current position. John has received numerous industry awards, most recently being named the Sports ETA Rights Holder of the Year in 2021. John and his wife Jennifer reside in Chandler, Arizona, and have three daughters: Faith, Grace, and Jolie.

Member Win: Simpleview and Playeasy Announce a “Home Run” Partnership for DMOs to Meet Their Sports Tourism Goals

 Posted on: September 27 2023
Media Contact: Stacie Wingfield VP of Marketing at Simpleview 859-206-5020 stacie.wingfield@simpleviewinc.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The companies announce a comprehensive sports tourism solution that includes a powerful integration that will better drive sports markets for destinations TUCSON, AZ — Simpleview and Playeasy have announced a partnership designed to better drive sports markets for destinations across the country. Simpleview, the leading provider of CRM, CMS, and marketing solutions for destinations worldwide, shared that after months of strategic planning with the team at Playeasy, the leading digital platform supporting sports event organizers, destinations, facilities, and events in the United States — the partnership was formed to build an integration of platforms and collaboration of thought leadership to fuel sports marketing for Simpleview customers. The primary goal of the partnership is to leverage the companies’ respect...

Proposed Amendment to Sports ETA Bylaws

 Posted on: September 27 2023
According to our association's bylaws, specifically outlined in Article XV, amendments to the Bylaws of the Association are eligible for discussion solely during an Annual Meeting or during any regular or special meeting convened by the Board of Directors. A proposed bylaw change and motion have been submitted in accordance with our bylaw rules by Mike Price, Chief Sales and Operations Officer of Destination Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Sports Commission. A second to the motion has been submitted by Don Dukemineer, Director of Sports Development at Decatur Morgan County Tourism. The proposed amendment is explained in the document below. View Proposed Amendment According to our Bylaws, a notice of proposed bylaw amendments must be communicated to members at least sixty (60) days prior to the vote of the membership. In line with this requirement, the vote on the proposed amendment will take place during a special meeting called by the Board of Directors, wh...

Member News: STOLL STRATEGIES AND SPORT TOURISM CANADA LAUNCH CANADIAN FUNDING REPORT

 Posted on: September 25 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Dr. Jennifer Stoll September 22, 2023                                                    970-250-5734 STOLL STRATEGIES AND SPORT TOURISM CANADA LAUNCH CANADIAN FUNDING REPORT Grand Junction, CO – In partnership with Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Grant MacDonald, and Dr. Blake Price, Sport Tourism Canada (STC) is pleased to announce the launch of The Stoll Report on Canadian Sport Event Funding. ...

Earn STS Credit at TEAMS '23!

 Posted on: September 20 2023
Looking to earn credits toward your STS designation? Maybe you need credits to maintain your STS. Or maybe you have never taken an STS course before and are ready to start. Either way, we have a live STS course offering taking place during TEAMS ’23. The course will start at 8:30 AM ET on October 3 and will be led by Michael Prince, the president and CEO of USPA Global Licensing.  Prince will dive into the topic of branding and global licensing from the perspective of the U.S. Polo Association, which has mastered the practice.  Sports ETA members can register online HERE or by clicking the image below. Non-Sports ETA members should email info@sportseta.org for more info and to get registered.

Business of Sports Tourism Podcast

 Posted on: September 14 2023
Sports tourism has become important to destinations around the world, and our team of experts will talk about issues, and interview rights holders and destination leaders about the latest developments in the industry.

An important message from our members, USA Gymnastics

 Posted on: September 13 2023
An important message from our members, USA Gymnastics: "After reviewing our calendar for the 2025-2028 Olympic Quad with internal and external stakeholders, USA Gymnastics is shifting the U.S. Classic and U.S. Championships to an earlier date in 2025-2028 in the best interest of the gymnastics community. Thanks to all the cities who have submitted bids already, and for new interested cities! We appreciate your understanding and continued interest in our premier USA Gymnastics Qualifiers and Championships. All 2025-2028 event RFP’s are now posted on the USA Gymnastics Events and Bid Applications web page." Bids are due November 3, 2023. For any open events in 2024, these events are first priority, and we are requesting bids for these events as soon as possible. Please contact Grace Schumacher at gschumacher@usagym.org and cc: Scott Cole at scole@usagym.org with any questions.   

Opportunity to Lead: Apply for Board of Directors Position

 Posted on: September 12 2023
To achieve continued growth and success, Sports ETA requires strong leadership from our dynamic members. Board members serve as representatives of Sports ETA's 650+ member organizations and help guide the future direction of the Association. You are invited to apply for a board position and/or suggest potential candidates for consideration by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is accepting applications for five (5) open positions on the Sports ETA Board of Directors. The open positions include: Executive Committee – Secretary Four (4) Directors representing the Sports ETA Destination category serving a three-year term expiring June 2027 SUBMIT NOMINATION Please note: The nomination form is set up as a Google form. If you do not have a Google account, please do not let this discourage you from submitting an application. You can quickly create a FREE Google account HERE. The deadline for submitting applications is January 19, 2...

A message from your board chair

 Posted on: September 11 2023
Your Sports ETA Board Chair, Ray Palmer, is calling with an important and exciting message. Click below to listen! 👇   Accept Ray's call & listen to his message here.

Elevate Your Expertise At The 4S Summit!

 Posted on: September 6 2023
At the heart of our industry, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the game, adapting to trends, and embracing innovation. That's precisely what the 4S Summit is designed for - to empower you with top-notch education and insights that will set you apart. Here's a sneak peek into what awaits you at the 4S Summit: The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: More than just a football game  Headed into it's 90th edition, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is more than just a football game pairing up top ACC and Pac-12 teams. The game is woven into the fabric of El Paso, starting as a benefit to underprivileged children by the local Kiwanas Club, has grown into a historical mainstay across the college football landscape. Hear a deep dive into the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl history from its Executive Director, Bernie Olivas, and learn about the shifting landscape of intercollegiate athletics and how it impacts our role in the sports events and tourism industry. Session ...
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