Archive for April, 2011

Recycled Soap From 2011 NASC Sports Event Symposium Will Save Lives

April 29, 2011

The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) and the SportsEvents Media Group teamed up with the non-profit organization Clean the World to recycle soap and hotel ammenities at the 2011NASC Sports Event Symposium.

During the conference, which took place April 12-14, 2011 at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons in
Greensboro, North Carolina, 150 lbs of soap was collected which will provide soap to 170 children for one month. Clean the World has put over four million soap bars and 200,000 pounds of shampoo and conditioner back into human use, simultaneously eliminati ng over 380 tons of waste.

“We’re really pleased to sponsor the Clean the World recycling program during the 2011 NASC Symposium,” said J. Talty O’Connor, founder and president of SportsEvents Media Group. “In conversations with our readers, it is clear that sports event organizers are more interested than ever in planning ‘green’ sports competitions. We all need to make every effort possible to reduce the environmental impact of our activities and events. This is one small way of fulfilling our ongoing commitment toward corporate social responsibility.”

The NASC Sports Event Symposium brings together serious minded professionals in the sports event industry for three days of educati on, the NASC Sports Marketplace where potential host cities and sports event planners meet in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, and unique networking opportunities. Future conference dates are April 17– 19, 2012 in Hartf ord, CT and April 23-25, 2013 in Louisville, KY.

ABOUT THE NASC
The Nati onal Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the sports event industry’s leading networking organization. Founded in 1992, the NASC represents over 500 organizations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The NASC provides educati on, networking, and professional development to the sports event industry. For more informati on visit http://www.SportsCommissions.org.

ABOUT CLEAN THE WORLD
Clean the World is committ ed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent deaths caused by hygiene- related illnesses. Clean the World Foundation,Inc. is a non- -profi t, 501(c) (3) tax- -exempt charitable organizati on. For more information visit www.CleanTheWorld.org.

 

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Don

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Recent Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Graduates Recognized

April 28, 2011

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The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) held its annual Sports Event Symposium on April 12-14, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The conference included the recognition of 25 recent graduates of the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program.

CSEE logo new S The Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program, open only to NASC members, is a continuing education program providing participants with cutting edge knowledge increasing their efficiency and effectiveness in the sports event industry while enabling them to earn the designation of  “Certified Sports Event Executive”.

The CSEE program currently has 315 participants, and with the additional of these individuals, has 109 graduates.

James Barger, Clermont County Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ben Boldt, Rochester Amateur Sports Commission
Joleen Cacciatore, Gainesville Sports Commission
Cindy Chancellor, Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau
Travis Dancy, Visit Lake Norman
Greg Fante, Louisville Sports Commission
David Galbaugh, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stephanie Gigliotti, Butler County Visitors Bureau
Matt Hawkins, Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mike Hill, Hilton Worldwide – Sports Sales
Eric Kulczycky, Visit Fairfax
Linda Maher, Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau
Angel Natal, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission
Jesse Newsom, Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission
Chris O’Brien, Tallahassee Sports Council
Ryan Pickles, Central Floridas Polk County Sports Marketing
Hank Pivarnik, Hilton Worldwide – Sports Sales
Jason Sands, South Shore Sports Promotions
Janis Schmees, Harris County – Houston Sports Authority
Merri Sherman, Columbus, GA Sports Council
Aaron Soroka, GWN Dragon Boat
Kenneth Tatsch, United States Dog Agility Association, Inc./World Cynosport Ltd.
Mary Tricaso, Akron/Summit CVB
Patrick Wesley, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Visitors Bureau

For more information on the CSEE program, or to enroll, visit http://www.sportscommissions.org/Programs/Certified-Sports-Event-Executive-(CSEE)-Program

Future conference dates are April 17-19, 2012 in Hartford, CT and April 23-25, 2013 in Louisville, KY.

For more information on the National Association of Sports Commissions, visit www.SportsCommissions.org.

 

 

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NASC Recognizes Outstanding Members at 2011 NASC Sports Event Symposium

April 22, 2011

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The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) held its annual Sports Event Symposium from April 12-14, 2011 in Greensboro, NC.  The conference included the recognition of its outstanding members during the 2011 NASC Member Awards Luncheon on April 14, 2011.

Awards were given in four categories:  Member of the Year, Outstanding Communication/ Advertising, Outstanding Web Site, and Outstanding Locally Created Event/Program. Submissions were divided into subcategories according to the organization’s annual sports budget.  A panel of judges composed of association members reviewed a record number of entries based on the criteria and requirements outlined for each award category.

“We first established the awards program in 2002 to recognize the good work that our members conduct in their communities. They are all making large contributions to their communities through the economic impact of their events and the leadership and expertise they provide,” said Don Schumacher, CSEE, executive director of the NASC.

The following winners were announced:

Member of the Year
This award is given to an active member who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has had the most outstanding impact on their local community through sporting events, community events and/or economic impact.  Judging was based on the quality of the sporting events brought to the community based on community interest, size of events in relation to community size, and the impact the events had on the community.

•    Budgets under $100,000: Snohomish County Sports Commission
•    Budgets $100,000 – $300,000: Greater Lansing Sports Authority
•    Budgets over $300,000: Richmond Sports Backers

Outstanding Communication/Advertising
This award is given to an active member in each budget category with the most outstanding advertising and/or communication in the opinion of the judging panel.  This may include either a stand-alone advertisement, a series of print ads, newsletters, or any other type of communication piece.

The winning submissions demonstrated efforts to market the community as a sports destination, were used to solicit corporate sponsorship or membership, and informed others about the organization.
•    Budgets under $100,000: Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
•    Budgets $100,000 – $300,000: Rochester Amateur Sports Commission
•    Budgets over $300,000: Richmond Sports Backers

Outstanding Web Site
This award is given to an active member in each budget category with the most outstanding web site in the opinion of the judging panel.  Submissions in this category were required to have a web site that clearly communicated the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives.

The web site must also market the community as a sports destination, be used to solicit corporate sponsorship or membership and/or, inform others about the organization.

•    Budgets under $100,00: Butler County Visitors Bureau
•    $100,000 – $300,000: Greater Lansing Sports Authority
•    Budgets over $300,000: West Michigan Sports Commission

Outstanding Locally Created Event/Program
This award is given to an active member in each budget category with the most outstanding locally created event or program in the opinion of the judging panel.  Submissions were accepted for an event or program created by the submitting organization to serve the local community or an organizational need – for example fundraising, scholarships or volunteer recruitment.

Submissions included a written statement detailing the purpose, goals and objectives of the event or program as well as how those were met through the event.

•    Budgets under $100,000: Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau
•    Budgets $100,000 – $300,000: Fargo-Moorhead Athletic Commission
•    Budgets over $300,000: Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

View winning entries on the Member Awards page of the NASC web site: http://www.sportscommissions.org/Member-Services/Member-Awards

Founded in 1992, the NASC represents nearly 600 organizations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  The NASC provides education, networking, and professional development to the sports event industry. For more information on the NASC, visit www.SportsCommissions.org.

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2011-2012 NASC Board of Directors Announced

April 21, 2011

Established sports event industry leaders are set to lead NASC in 2011-2012. The Nominating Committee received a record number of nominations this year from a talented pool of candidates.  The committee focused on volunteer committee participation, demographic location, budget size, diversity, communication skills, leadership and board governance experience when selecting incoming members for the board of directors.

During the annual general membership meeting on Tuesday, April 12 in Greensboro, NC, the membership approved the proposed slate for the 2011-2012 NASC Board of Directors.

The 2011-2012 officers and directors include:

Chair: Tara Green, CSEE, North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee
Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Gary Alexander, Nashville Sports Council
Treasurer: Terry Hasseltine, CSEE, Maryland Office of Sports Marketing
Secretary: Kevin Smith, CSEE, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission
Immediate Past Chair: Jon Schmieder, CSEE, Phoenix Regional Sports Commission

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Directors, Board Term Expiring 2012
Greg Ayers, CSEE, Discover Kalamazoo
William Knox, CSEE, Hamilton County Sports Authority
Vince Trinidad, CSEE, Tucson Sports
Nancy Yawn, CSEE, Round Rock CVB
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Directors, Board Term Expiring 2013
Jennifer Hawkins, CSEE, VisitPittsburgh
Mary Lee Malmberg, CSEE, Cedar Rapids Area CVB
Ralph Morton, CSEE, Seattle Sports Commission
Marc Zimmerman, Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing

 

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Directors, Board Term Expiring 2014

Mike Anderson, CSEE, Visit Charlotte
Jim Dietz, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center
Mike Guswiler, West Michigan Sports Commission
Ed Hruska, CSEE, Rochester Amateur Sports Commission

 

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Allied Representatives
Jim Hilb, Associated Premium Corporation
Mike Hill, Hilton Worldwide – Sports Sales
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Rights Holder Representatives
Gary Beck, Killer ‘B’ Promotions
Jennifer Miles, Amateur Athletic Union

 

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There were truly many stars up for nomination! We hope that candidates who were not selected will stay involved as volunteers on one of NASC’s many committees.

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