Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes (photo credit – Meijer)
Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes discussed the recent agreement with the West Michigan Sports Commission. Photo: Courtesy of Meijer

West Michigan Sports Commission Continues Relationship with Meijer

The West Michigan Sports Commission has reached a new 10-year partnership with Meijer to serve as the naming rights partner of the WMSC’s baseball/softball complex in Rockford, Michigan. The venue will now be called the Meijer SportsComplex. “Meijer has been a loyal partner of the WMSC for more than a decade, and this naming rights […]

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2022–2024 International Slow Pitch Softball World Championships

Status Open for bidding through May 31, 2021. History Polk County, Florida, 2021 Lakeland, Florida, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2019 Inside Track The International Slow Pitch Softball Association exists to strengthen and promote the sport of slow pitch softball on a global level and assist in developing events, leagues, tournaments and clinics around the world. […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball Qualifier Heading to The Palm Beaches

The World Baseball Softball Confederation will stage its WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier from May 31 through June 5 in The Palm Beaches & St. Lucie County, Florida, as eight national teams will play for one spot in the upcoming six-team 2020 Olympic Summer Games tournament in Tokyo. Games will be played at Clover Park in […]

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Visit Quad Cities Attracts Three Summer Events

Visit Quad Cities will host three summer events this year in a variety of sports, the destination has announced. For the first time, the American Cornhole League will hold an event in the region, bringing its ACL Open on April 9—11. It will be the first event to be held at the new Bend XPO […]

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USA Softball Border Battle With Canada Heading to Oklahoma City

USA Softball will host the 2021 Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball and Canada Slow Pitch National Teams, at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Slated for September 10–12, the USA Softball men’s and women’s slow pitch national teams, plus the men’s and […]

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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SFIA Reports Golf and Tennis on the Upswing

Sports such as golf and tennis were the big winners in 2020 as people sought ways to play sports that were socially distanced and outdoors, according to the findings of a Sports & Fitness Industry Association survey of more than 18,000 people in the United States ages 6 and up. While activity levels were up […]

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Catcher Taylor Edwards, center, high-fives potential teammates during the USA Softball Women's Olympic Team Selection Trials on October 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sponsoring USA Softball

USA Softball has agreed to a one-year partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sports & Events, which will host the U.S. women’s national team for a training camp in March as the team continues preparing for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The training camp will be March 3–18 at the Eddie C. Moore […]

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University of Maine Reveals $110 Million Athletic Facilities Plan

The University of Maine revealed a $110 million plan for athletic facilities, a mix of new construction and extensive renovations to existing facilities that will touch each of the Black Bears’ 17 varsity programs. The news comes on the heels of an October announcement by the Harold Alfond Foundation investing $240 million over the next […]

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Lake County Hosting Big Ten Softball Weekends

Lake County, Florida, will host dozens of NCAA college softball games throughout the rest of February as teams begin their seasons with some warm-weather games at multiple venues throughout the region in conjunction with The Spring Games organization. Action started this past week at Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg with matchups between the University […]

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Williamsport Ballpark Project Receives State Grant

The city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, will be receiving a $2 million state grant toward creating a youth baseball and softball complex as part of the Williamsport Ballpark project, a seven-field athletic complex that would have construction starting in 2021. Plans for the complex have been in the works for most of 2020 after a different […]

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