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NASC Playbook – December 2013 Edition Available Now

 Posted on: December 30 2013
The latest edition of the NASC Playbook is available now. Inside this issue: 2013 Year in Review CSEE/Market Segment Meeting Recap 2014 Board Nominations 2014 Member Awards 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium Preview The NASC Playbook was created to feature members’ success stories and share industry best practices among the membership.  If your organization has a story to share and would like to be interviewed for a future article, contact Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing. Read the Playbook now.

Give the Gift of Sport When You Donate to the Sports Legacy Fund

 Posted on: December 19 2013
The gift-giving season is here, and, to get in the holiday spirit, we encourage you to give the gift of sport to kids in need by making a donation to the NASC Sports Legacy Fund. About the beneficiary Oklahoma Cleats for Kids collects, recycles and distributes new and gently used athletic shoes and equipment to kids in need. In its first year of operation in 2012, Cleats for Kids delivered more than 5,000 pairs of shoes, clothing and equipment. How you can help: 1) Donate silent auction/ raffle items or equipment. 2) Sponsor a silent auction/raffle table or make a cash donation. 3) Bid on auction items at the Symposium. 4) Purchase raffle tickets – 5 for $20. 5) T-Shirt Drive:  Looking to clean out boxes of old event t-shirts from storage?  Ship them to Oklahoma Cleats for Kids or bring a few shirts with you and drop them off at registration. Benefits for Donors Organization whose item raises the most money will receive a complimentary registration to 2015 NASC Sports Event Sympos...

82 Championships Claim Their Home

 Posted on: December 16 2013
Congratulations to all of our NASC members who were awarded NCAA Championships for their cities and collegiate partners! For a full listing of each awarded bid, visit the NCAA website.

Save at least 70% on LTL freight shipments arranged through PartnerShip®!

 Posted on: December 16 2013
NASC members save substantial money on every LTL freight shipment sent or received through PartnerShip. These savings are free as part of your membership in NASC. PartnerShip works with the most reputable carriers, including UPS Freight, YRC Freight, Con-way Freight, and many regional carriers. Using PartnerShip LTL freight services, you to save at least 70% on every shipment over 200 lbs. you send or receive. You’ll also receive consolidated invoicing, a dedicated PartnerShip representative, inbound shipment management and routing services, and access to our 24/7 online shipping tools at PartnerShip.com. This tip is brought to you by PartnerShip®, the company that manages the NASC Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll, email sales@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902.

Online Registration Opens for 2014 Symposium

 Posted on: December 9 2013
Online registration for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium is open now for members.  We’ve further discounted pricing for second and additional attendees from the same host organization to encourage you to bring a colleague, board member, facility representative, parks and recreation partner, etc., so they, too, can share the same vision for your sporting community. Registration and booth space is complimentary for NASC Rights Holder category members in exchange for participating in pre-qualified appointments with potential hosts of your future events. Vendors may register as attendees or exhibitors.  Register now.

Senior Games Mean Gold for Host City

 Posted on: December 8 2013
We know that sports events can bring in hundreds of visitors and thousands of dollars to a host city, but the 2013 National Senior Games became a gold medal winner for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. According to a recent study by the Kent State University Department of Economics, the National Senior Games contributed a $36 million jump in the economy for Northeast Ohio, about $1 million more than had been projected. The study shows that most of the spending was at area hotels and restaurants, with an average of $681.69 per person at hotels and $407.52 at area restaurants. Local retail outlets also reflected the guest spending, with more than $120 per person spent at retail shops and $113 on area entertainment. Also, the study found that the event increased local wage earnings by more than $14 million. The Kent State study also asked visitors their perceptions of the Cleveland  area, with 80 percent of those responding saying they left with a more positive impression of the ci...

2013 Year in Review and 2014 Membership Renewals

 Posted on: December 5 2013
The 2013 membership year is drawing to a close, and what a year it has been!   The NASC staff and board of directors thank you for your involvement and hope your organization values its membership as much as we value your continual support! Renew today to continue to take full advantage of all the benefits and resources that are available to your organization as a NASC member. 2013 Year in Review What a year! As the two bars graphs so clearly demonstrate, NASC membership and annual symposium attendance continue to grow. Revenues kept pace as well, and the financial security of the association has never been better. And, if our conversations with members are any indication, the exceptional benefits of a member directed association have become important to each of you. The steady growth in membership is particularly encouraging. Our progress has remained steady and sure, encouraging your board of directors to feel our emphasis on member services has been the proper course to follow. Aft...

Register Now for Upcoming Webinars

 Posted on: December 4 2013
This week Phil Andrews, Director of Events & Programs at USA Weightlifting, presented an event webinar to more thoroughly share information about their upcoming events and requirements to bid with destinations interested in hosting. Check out the infographics below to view the Q&A sessions from USA Weightlifting’s event webinar. Upcoming Webinar schedule: Tuesday, December 10th at 2pm ET – National Senior Games Association Event Webinar  – Register Now Wednesday, December 11th at 2pm ET – NASC Member Orientation Webinar – Register Now Tuesday, January 14th at 12pm ET – USOC Event Webinar: Olympic Day – Register Now The opportunity to host an event webinar is a benefit of membership and a unique way to reach numerous cities simultaneously. If you are interested in hosting an event webinar or have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Chaney Young, Director of Membership & Marketing, at Elizabeth@SportsCommissions.org. Visit our webinar archives page in case you missed any of our rece...

Save an Additional 5% on Your Small Package Shipping

 Posted on: December 2 2013
As part of the NASC Shipping Program, PartnerShip helps NASC members save on their FedEx® small package shipments. Through the PartnerShip alliance with FedEx, NASC members can access very competitive shipping discounts through the program. What you may not know is that you can also take advantage of an additional 5% discount on these already competitive discounts through the American Express OPEN Savings® benefit®.  The OPEN Savings benefit is built in to Business Cards from American Express OPEN and provides a 5% discount for each eligible dollar spent at with FedEx. To learn more, talk to the knowledgeable customer service representatives at PartnerShip. This tip is brought to you by PartnerShip®, the company that manages the NASC Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll, email sales@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902

New navigation and capabilities on SportsCommissions.org

 Posted on: November 26 2013
We have been hard at work making updates to SportsCommissions.org over the last several months to improve your experience while visiting our site.  We have redesigned the sitemap and are now using a new platform to deliver SportsCommissions.org to you. While you will notice only minimal visual changes to our site, we have completely updated navigation and other capabilities to make the site more user-friendly. Additionally, we have made many updates to the information that you may share through your organization’s profile. Please take a few moments to update your profile before continuing to access members-only resources. We are constantly looking to improve our site and encourage your feedback. Please submit any questions, comments, issues, or concerns by clicking on the PROVIDE FEEDBACK button while you are browsing the site. Contact the Member Services Department if you need additional assistance. Thank you! Elizabeth Chaney Young Director of Membership and Marketing
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