The International Waterski Championships are coming back to the USA. The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) recently announced the 2021 competition will be held in Lake County, Florida.
More than 200 water skiers representing 35 countries are expected to travel to Jack Travers Water Ski School October 11-17, 2021.
“We are thrilled to host the 75th Anniversary edition of the IWWF World Waterski Championships in Florida, the birth place and waterski capital of the world, at one of the premier venues so athletes can perform to the best of their abilities.” said Jose Antonio Perez Priego, President of IWWF.
“As the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, we are thrilled to host this global event here in Florida,” said Tim Cullen, President of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports. “For competitive three-event water skiers this is the marquee event on the competition schedule.”
Having the opportunity t...
A fishing tournament with a big prize purse is moving north. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week will be held next summer at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Fish Hard Events to bring this world-class event to our seaside destination,” said Larry Sieg, president and CEO of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, to The Press of Atlantic City. “We are well-positioned to host these type of outdoor sporting events that encourage new visitation and increase economic impact to our destination.”
The July 12-17 tournament will include a kickoff party, three days of leave-it-out-on-the-waters tournament competition, a charitable celebrity pro-am day, and much more. General entry starts at $5,000, with the prize purse being $1 million.
The yearly tournament had previously been held in South Florida.
Quidditch may not be a sport you know much about, but Laura Porth and the team at U.S. Quidditch is trying to change that.
Laura is the Director of Events & Partnership at U.S. Quidditch. She oversees all aspects of U.S. Quidditch's 8 annual championships, including the bidding process, budgeting, volunteers, and logistics. As well as creating and managing partnership opportunities. Laura says her goal is to bring quidditch to new cities, especially on the west coast.
As for her own personal future, Laura says she loves to travel, host large scale events, and getting to know others in the sports events & tourism industry.
“I really love going to the conferences and seeing and hanging out with everyone,” Porth said. “I especially love the Women's Summit and getting to go to the Women's Final Four, and US Sports Congress and getting to play a round of golf with an LPGA player.”
So you’ll find her traveling the world, playing a...
Contact: Jackie Reau
Sports ETA Launches Sports Tourism Learning Institute
Sports Tourism Analytics Certificate Kicks Off As First Course Offering
CINCINNATI (November 16, 2020) - The Sports Tourism Learning Institute, the education hub for Sports ETA, will serve as the leading resource for the sports events and tourism industry. Curriculum will include topical webinars (called “Power Plays”), industry certificate courses (called “Certificate Playbook” courses), and future expanded credential programs (called “Front Office Education”).
Sports ETA is partnering with 4FRONT, a leading sports innovation consultancy, to offer the Sports Tourism Analytics Certificate, beginning November 16 as part of the organization’s Sports Tourism Learning Institute.
The Sports Tourism Analytics Certificate will take a deep dive into utilizing analytics to solve challenges and develop strategies i...
Big sporting events may have been cancelled this year, but the sports events and tourism world is looking towards the future. Many large events have RFPs out right now for events in upcoming years.
As a Sports ETA member, you have access to our database of Event RFPs at your fingertips. Right now, there are nearly 75 events posted which are actively looking for RFPs.
Sports ETA members can look at the details of each Event RFP right on our website to learn what each event is looking for in a host city. If you determine an event is right for your area, you can submit a bid by following the instructions in each RFP.
We hope you use our Event RFP Database to help you secure events in the future. We wish our members luck in submitting for each RFP.
Please be advised that we have moved our office and we now have a new mailing address. Please update your records.
Our old address was:
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Our NEW ADDRESS is:
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Our phone number, 513-281-3888, will remain the same.
Thanks in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@SportsETA.org if you have any questions.
Is your organization a small to mid-market sports destination? If so, join us Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 3 pm ET for the next Small to Mid-Market Destination Sub-Group call.
The Topic of Discussion:
Sports ETA Update -- An update on the association, as well as our new education platform/offerings.
Al Kidd, Sports ETA President & CEO
Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Sports ETA Research & Education
Frank Lett, Senior Associate Executive Director/Director of Sports Marketing, Visit Kingsport
Ashleigh Bachert, Vice President of Sales, Tulsa Sports Commission
Derek Bombeck, Sales Development Manager, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visit sportseta.org/small-to-mid-market-destnations to learn more about this group!
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One of the goals this Sport ETA Young Professional has is to survive 2020 and bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are with you on this one Luchie.
Meet Luchie Javelosa. She has been in the sports events and tourism industry for five years and is currently the sports sales manager at Visit Tucson. In her role, Luchie is tasked with marketing the Tucson region as a premier sports destination through working with local facilities and businesses, developing bid proposals and presentations, and managing social media platforms.
In the Tucson area, Luchie has enjoyed showcasing the city to new and returning visitors.
“Particularly one recent memory is setting up a skills clinic for the local youth rugby club with the Spain 7s Men’s National Team earlier this year,” said Javelosa. “It’s little moments like these that create a lasting memory and impact for our local youth and community.”
In the future, Luchie hopes to be able t...
The Fall 2020 edition of the Playbook is available now. Download your copy.
Inside This Issue
The first-ever SportsBIZ XChange (SBX) is in the books!
Top 8 Take-Aways from the Sports ETA 2019 State of the Industry Report
Meet the 2019 - 2020 Award Winners!
We encourage members to share information with their peers.
Contact Meagan Grau to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The Playbook.
ATTENTION SPORTS INDUSTRY PARTNERS:
Connect LIVE with Leading Sports Event Organizers
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | January 4-8, 2021
Register by December 1st. Space is limited!
About the Event
Join us for four days of relationship-oriented meetings, interactive activities, and more with some of the industry's top National Governing Bodies and Event Organizers! Unlike other sports industry conferences, Sports Express is centered around maximizing your personal interactions with the industry's most active event rights holders. This limited capacity event, held in Myrtle Beach, SC, will adhere to recommended health and safety measures.
Key Highlights Include:
Beachfront accommodations at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
Transportation to and from Airport (MYR), Hotel and all interactive activities
Opening Night Dinner (Mon.) and Closing Dinner (Thu.), plus all meals
2:1 ratio of Sports CVB/Sports Commission to Event Rights Holders
Two afternoon wa...