During these unprecedented circumstances, Sports ETA wants to make sure we're listening closely to what our members are facing and the resources they need.
With that goal in mind, we have reformatted our Pulse micro-research campaign to reflect the current COVID-19 situation. A new Pulse survey topic will appear each week at the top of the Get in the Game e-newsletter, and on our website. The short survey will be open from Thursday through Monday. Results will be available in the next week's Get in the Game e-newsletter. We care about you, and we are here for you every step of the way.
Take The Survey Here
COVID-19 Response: MOney Saving Measures for Owners & Operators
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:00 p.m. ET
Jason Clement, Sports Facilities Management, LLC
Lori Moore, Sports Facilities Management, LLC
John Sparks, Sports Facilities Management, LLC
The COVID19 quarantine is having measurable, devastating financial effects on sports, recreation, and wellness facilities across the country. As current operators and developers of 20+ facilities, SFM is leading the response and recovery for owners and operators across the country. In this 1 hour webinar, CEO and Founder of SFM, Jason Clement, SFM Account Executive Lori Moore, and SFM Account Executive John Sparks will provide real-world solutions and ideas for cost containment, team leadership, maximizing operational efficiency, and planning for a strong rebound post-pandemic.
Join SFM leaders on March 31st at 12pm EST for this no-cost educational webinar.&nbs...
From two Olympics to the NCAA and state games, event planning his Russ Yurk’s specialty. Along with being a great Sports ETA mentor, Russ is the president of 129 Sports LLC. His company provides world-class event planning and project management to clients.
Russ leads the NCAA Championships host bid process. He’s also planning a U-18 world championship for USA Baseball in 2021. On the side, he’s the commissioner of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. They are a Division I/II conference that receives one of five automatic bids into the NCAA tournament.
After working at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Russ hopes to work on one more summer Olympics before he retires saying, “there is nothing better. International events are an amazing experience.”
Russ speaks to groups about his experience in event planning and when he does, he asks this ice-breaker question- if you could attend any s...
While you’ve been burdened with adjusting to the new normal that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created, know that we are committed to supporting you and keeping your shipments moving.
Though this is an ever-changing situation, we will remain open. We are taking every possible measure to ensure the safety of our staff while also providing you with the same level of service you’ve come to expect from PartnerShip. Our goal is to minimize any further disruptions to your business.
We continue to monitor the situation and will make any changes needed to continue to serve you. If you have any concerns, we are here to help.
We are aware that Sports ETA Symposium attendees may be the target of unauthorized hotel providers who claim to be partners or providing services on behalf of Sports ETA. Please be aware that these companies are not authorized to provide services on Sports ETA’s behalf.
Visit KC is the only official housing provider for the 2020 Sports ETA Symposium.
As a reminder, your April hotel reservations have already been canceled for you if you made them through our official reservations link. If you contacted a hotel directly to make reservations, you must cancel those on your own.
A new housing link to make reservations for August will open in early April. You will receive an email notification once it opens and you will need to make new reservations.
For additional questions or assistance, please contact Sports ETA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Events & Exper...
PUSH, a new sports tourism digital magazine, will take an innovative approach, reaching out to professionals who are passionate about the sports events and tourism industry.
The sports tourism industry is constantly changing. To thrive, professionals need tools and resources that keep them up to date on industry trends, engaged in the sports ecosystem and healthy both mentally and physically.
There’s no time for fluff. PUSH provides the sports tourism industry with a consistent source of unbiased information, tools for navigating the industry lifestyle and best practices that produce results. Engage with your target audience and align yourself with industry adaptation. Join us in the PUSH to redefine the potential of positive sports tourism impact.
Sports Tourism Industry Professionals
Sports Event Rights Holders
Destination Marketing Professionals
National Governing Bodies
Sports Event Sponsors
As we navigate these challenging times, Sports ETA is offering a series of free webinars led by the leadership of the organization. Below is the first week’s schedule. Stay tuned for future webinars.
Sports ETA and Industry Update
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:00 p.m. ET
Al Kidd, President & CEO, Sports ETA
Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Research and Education, Sports ETA
Janis Burke, CEO, Harris County - Houston Sports Authority/Chair, Sports ETA
Janis Ross, CSEE, CMP, VP of Events & Experiences, Sports ETA
In this session, the panel will provide an industry update amid the COVID-19 outbreak and how Sports ETA will provide resources for its membership during this time.
Creating and Communicating New Business Solutions in a Crisis
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. ET - 2:00 p.m. ET
Led by Jackie Reau, CEO, Game Day Communication
In these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, we will discuss how...
CINCINNATI (March 20, 2020) – Sports ETA, the association for the sport tourism industry, announced its revised schedule of 2020-21 programs to bring the national membership and sports events leaders in the industry together for educational and networking opportunities.
The Annual Symposium has been moved to August 2-5, 2020, remaining in Kansas City, Missouri, and will bring hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals and industry partners together to exchange resources, strategies and more. The Symposium features dozens of education sessions, networking opportunities, and business development discussions, all to help Sports ETA members elevate their sports events and improve their work in their destinations. Registration for 2020 is open. The 2021 Annual Symposium will be held April 26-29 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Attendees can focus on the four S’s of sports events and tourism: strategy, service, sales, and sponsorship at this year&rsqu...
Casey Taker’s bucket list:
Working in an industry she loves - COMPLETE
Going on the field at a Super Bowl - COMPLETE
Completing an IRONMAN 70.3 with her father - COMPLETE
Visiting Alaska to complete her goal of visiting all 50 states
This Sports ETA mentor has done something many will never attempt- Casey Taker completed an IRONMAN 70.3. She and her father crossed that finish line together in Maine last year.
Casey works at The IRONMAN Group as Senior Manager, Athlete Development. There she develops strategy and programming to support the entire athlete journey from initial engagement to athlete retention across two of their largest brands, IRONMAN and the Rock N Roll Marathon Series.
In her current role, Casey has become well versed in:
Creating opportunities for athletes to engage deeper with both a brand and a host destination. This synergy is imperative to maximize the athlete experience and retain athletes.
Defining the athlete ...
We wanted to share with you that we will move our Annual Symposium in Kansas City, Missouri, amid the COVID-19 concerns and a ban on holding mass gatherings for the next 60 days (originally scheduled for April 20-23 in Kansas City).
We are working with the Convention Center and our host hotels to identify a new date for the Symposium and will let you know as soon as all is confirmed.
Here are the details for your reference:
If you have already registered, your registration including any add-ons (CSEE, Sunrise Run, Golf, Community Service Project) will be automatically moved to the new date. There will be no need to register again.
Hotel reservations made through our official housing system will be automatically canceled on your behalf once the new dates are announced. If you made your own reservations, please cancel them directly.
During this extraordinary time, Sports ETA will be announcing a series of on-line networking a...