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Ripkens Elizabethtown

Ripken Brothers Create Specialized Bourbon

Baseball coaches around the country now have extra motivation to bring their team to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 2024. During a recent visit to the city — where they operate The Ripken Experience Elizabethtown — Ripken Baseball cofounders Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken visited the Maker’s Mark Distillery to experience the brand’s first custom barrel […]

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IndianaSportsCorp

Indiana Sports Corp to Honor Jim Host, Gene Corrigan at Men’s Final Four

The Indiana Sports Corp will present the 2024 Tom Jernstedt Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Host and will posthumously honor Gene Corrigan for their careers dedicated to the advancement of Division I men’s basketball. Host and Corrigan will be honored at the 2024 Men’s Final Four in Phoenix on April 8. The Tom Jernstedt Lifetime […]

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Bassmaster Classic

Bassmaster Classic Returns to Fort Worth in 2025

The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Classic will return to Fort Worth in 2025, returning four years after setting an attendance record for any Classic previously held in the state. The Fort Worth Sports Commission will host the tournament and festivities at the Fort Worth Convention Center and Dickies Arena from March 21­–23, 2025. Competition will […]

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Wade Martin

Wade Martin Named CEO of Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village

Wade Martin has been named chief executive officer of Josh Harris and David Blitzer’s youth baseball portfolio, which includes Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village, Baseball Factory and Softball Factory. Martin is tasked with driving growth and expansion for the company’s youth sports facilities, youth tournament experiences and player development platforms. In January 2023, Harris […]

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Indianapolis Airport All Star Weekend
The Indianapolis International Airport has a full-sized basketball court for visitors ahead of NBA All-Star Weekend. Photo courtesy Visit Indy

Indianapolis Ready for NBA All-Star Spotlight

Indianapolis’ turn on the international sports stage for the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend is, in one way, going to be bigger and better than originally planned thanks to the pandemic. The city was scheduled to host the weekend’s festivities in 2021 before the game was postponed because of COVID-19. Because of the three-year delay, the […]

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SFC Core4

Sports Facilities Companies to Operate CORE4 Athletic Complex

The Sports Facilities Companies has been selected as the operating partner for CORE4 Athletic Complex’s training facility and elite development academy, a 44,000 square foot facility located in Chamblee, Georgia, founded by NBA All-Star Paul Millsap. The CORE4 Athletic Complex features three basketball courts, a weight room, speed and agility training areas with wind sprint […]

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Mike Mason

EventPipe Appoints Mike Mason as President

EventPipe, whose customer base includes Team Travel Source, Stack Sports, ESPN Events, CNBC Events and the Esports Trade Association, has announced the appointment of Mike Mason as president. Before EventPipe, Mason was general manager at sports-event management software company Group Productivity Solution. He joined GPS after serving as vice president of Hospitality Solutions at Aventri […]

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Prince Edward Island NHL

NHL Partners with Tourism Prince Edward Island

Tourism Prince Edward Island and the National Hockey League have announced a multi-year North American partnership, naming the Canadian destination as the official travel destination partner of the NHL. The collaboration provides Tourism Prince Edward Island with broadcast exposure during tentpole NHL events through the league’s dasherboard advertising. The partnership will also bring a league […]

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Sydney Dietz

Erie Sports Commission Hires Sydney Dietz

The Erie Sports Commission has announced the hiring of Sydney Dietz as the organization’s events and marketing manager, tasking her with overseeing the marketing and brand image of the organization. “We are extremely happy to have Sydney as a member of our team as our new events and marketing manager,” said Mark Jeanneret, executive director […]

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Visit Delaware

Delaware Tourism Office Unveils Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund

The Delaware Tourism Office has revealed details of its Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund, which provides support to new or existing sports facilities to bring in out-of-state visitors to sporting events. The fund is established through the state government’s Bond and Capital Improvements Act. To be eligible, it must be a facility within the state […]

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