National Association of Sports Commissions selects Oklahoma City charity as 2014 Sports Legacy Fund beneficiary

 Posted on: October 2 2013
The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) has selected the Oklahoma Cleats for Kids program as its Sports Legacy Fund beneficiary at next year’s NASC Symposium in Oklahoma City, to be held March 31-April 3, 2014. The Sports Legacy Fund, originally developed by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission as an equipment donation program, is a way for members of the sports tourism community to make a personal and lasting impact on the lives of underprivileged youth sports programs throughout the country. Each year the NASC partners with the host city of the NASC Sports Event Symposium to donate the proceeds from the Sports Legacy Fund to a worthy organization in the community. See the attached press release to read more.

National Association of Sports Commissions unveils new capabilities for Economic Impact Calculator to measure $8.3 billion industry

 Posted on: July 11 2013
The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) announced today that it is launching an improved Economic Impact Calculator to guide its membership in measuring the $8.3 billion U.S. sports events industry. The Economic Impact Calculator model and Event Spending data are based upon studies completed by Sportsimpacts at over 50 events within the last decade spanning various market sizes and event types, and a 2011-2012 Consumer Spending study conducted by the University of Arizona Sports Management program that analyzed daily visitor spending trends at 30 events spanning various market sizes and event types. See the attached press release to read more.

Hasseltine named new board chair of the National Association of Sports Commissions

 Posted on: May 20 2013
At the annual Symposium of the National Association of Sports Commissions, Terry Hasseltine, CSEE, of the Maryland Office of Sports, was elected board chair of the organization. Hasseltine is currently the Executive Director of the Maryland Office of Sports and was appointed to this role in 2008 by Governor Martin O’Malley. Since his appointment, Hasseltine has been instrumental in spearheading various bid-development and event-support opportunities for the state related to these events: 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships – Deep Creek 2014; 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup ™ Bid; 2010, 2011 and 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships; World Football Challenge and other International Soccer Friendlies; Dew Tour; 2014-16 CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2011, Grand Prix of Baltimore; Neutral Site Collegiate Football Games; 2014 and 2016 Army-Navy Games. See the attached press release to read more.

National Association of Sports Commissions annual symposium celebrates record growth in 2013

 Posted on: May 20 2013
The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) saw a record turnout for its annual Symposium held here from April 22-25 with 772 sports event industry professionals attending, a 20 percent increase over last year. Additionally, first-time attendees grew by 11 percent to 210 individuals. Highlights from the annual meeting included the election of a new board chair, Terry Hasseltine from the Maryland Office of Sports, industry awards that recognized 10 members for outstanding achievement and the graduation of 17 members from the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) program. The NASC membership also contributed $12,000 to Run Louisville Run as part of the NASC Sports Legacy Fund program. See the attached press release to read more.

National Association of Sports Commissions Announces Partnership With Association of Chief Executives for Sport

 Posted on: October 15 2012
The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) and the Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) announced today a year-long partnership to elevate the education and professionalism of the business of sports, sporting events and sports management. As part of the new partnership both entities will focus on the following initiatives, as well as others, over the next year: Standardization of language and format in requests for proposal, creation of multisport events to be held in member cities and a virtual marketplace allowing ACES members to present their event needs without travelling to a meeting. See the attached press release to read more.

NASC, University of Arizona Partner on Amateur Sports Economic Study

 Posted on: May 18 2012
In the first study of its kind measuring direct visitor spending at amateur sporting events throughout the country, a survey conducted by the University of Arizona Sports Management Program and monitored by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) shows that amateur athletic events bring in an average of $208.80 in direct spending per visitor, each day of the event. More than thirty events were surveyed in thirty-one different markets. See the attached press release to read more.

National Association of Sports Commissions Names Host Cities for 2014, 2015

 Posted on: April 19 2012
At the annual symposium of the National Association of Sports Commissions with a record crowd of more than 700 in attendance, several announcements and awards were made to honor industry professionals. NASC officials announced that it will hold its 2014 Symposium in Oklahoma City, and will return to Milwaukee for its 2015 annual meeting. The sites were unveiled during this week’s general session kickoff at the 20th anniversary meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions. The NASC will travel to Louisville for its 2013 Sports Event Symposium. See the attached press release to read more.

OU Media Release

 Posted on: February 14 2012
The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ohio University’s Center for Sports Administration. This partnership will begin with the Spring Module of the NASC's Certified Sports Executive Program in Hartford, CN on Tuesday, April 17. Ohio University is presenting a customized version of its graduate level course in Sports Sponsorships. The three hour session will be presented jointly by Jim Kahler, Executive Director of the Center for Sports Administration and AJ Maestas, President of Navigate Research in Chicago, IL. Jim and AJ also teach the course at OU. See the attached press release to read more.

National Association of Sports Commissions presents a Holiday Wish List for Sports Executives

 Posted on: December 15 2011
With just a few weeks left until Christmas, the National Association of Sports Commissions presents a wish list for sports executives working in the events industry from a few of the organization's members. See the attached press release to read more.

National Association of Sports Commissions' Symposium to feature Canine Cuddling Symposium set for April 16-19 in Hartford

 Posted on: November 22 2011
The 20th anniversary edition of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Sports Event Symposium, to be held April 1619, 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut, will give attendees a hands-on experience with the Canine Cuddling Program. Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and New England’s only Guide Dog School, trains specially-bred German Shepherd dogs to lead people with blindness to a life of increased independence and mobility. Canine cuddling is a valuable socialization tool and key in training young dogs to explore the world and get acquainted with new surroundings and people. See the attached press release to read more.
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