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Erie Sports Commission Awards Facility Grants

The Erie Sports Commission has awarded a program-record $16,200 to recipients of its 2022 Facility Matching Funds Program, which was established in 2019 to provide grant funding to Erie County facilities capable of hosting sporting events that generate tourism. A dollar-for-dollar match is provided for approved facility improvements, including new equipment purchases. Funds this year […]

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Erie Lands Strongman Corp. National Championship

The Strongman Corp. will hold its 2022 National Championships from October 13–16 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. “This national championship is a perfect example of an event that will have a tremendous impact on Erie County,” said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. “We will have the opportunity to […]

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Chris Rosato Jr. Named Events and Marketing Manager of Erie Sports Commission

The Erie Sports Commission has hired Chris Rosato Jr. as the organization’s events and marketing manager, charging him with assisting in attracting and servicing events supported by the Erie Spots Commission and overseeing the organization’s brand image. Rosato has worked with the commission in various capacities since 2019, when he started as a marketing and […]

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National Club Basketball Men’s and Women’s Championships Heading to Erie

The CollClubSports 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championships will be staged in Erie, Pennsylvania, with the men’s championship at Gannon University and the inaugural women’s championship at Mercyhurst University. “The NCBBA and the Erie Sports Commission developed a great relationship after Erie and Gannon University were awarded the 2020 NCBBA-Women’s National Championship. Unfortunately, due […]

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VisitErie Promotes Erie Sports Commission’s Emily Biddle to New Role

VisitErie has promoted Erie Sports Commission Marketing and Communications Director Emily Biddle to the newly created position of director of marketing and research. Biddle starts her new role on February 7. Biddle has been with the Erie Sports Commission, a division of VisitErie, since 2014 as the organization’s first communications manager after previously serving as […]

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PA Sports Names New Executive Committee

Pennsylvania Sports, the lead agency for sports tourism in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has named a new Executive Committee, which will be led by Chair Mark Jeanneret, who currently serves as the executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. Also elected to the PA Sports Executive Committee were Vice Chair Amy Capcara, sales and marketing manager […]

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Erie to Host Entire NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship

Following similar decisions in basketball, the NCAA has announced that it will stage all rounds of the 2021 Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship in Erie, Pennsylvania, which had been scheduled to host the Frozen Four. Host institution Mercyhurst University, the Erie Sports Commission and Erie Insurance Arena will work in conjunction to host the eight […]

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Erie Sports Commission Promotes Pair

Two members of the Erie Sports Commission have been promoted to start 2020, with Emily Biddle taking over as marketing and communications director while Ben Huggler has been promoted to event services director. Biddle has been with the organization since July 2014 and will be responsible for leading the organization’s marketing and promotions strategies as […]

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B.A.S.S. Expands Regional Schedule

The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, better known as B.A.S.S., has announced an expanded national schedule for 2020 with five regional competitions instead of three for qualifying to November’s TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. There will be qualifying events in the Southeast, Western, Central, Northeast and Northern regions. Qualifiers from all five regions, plus international qualifiers […]

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