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A long look back at the blink of an eye

I’ve often heard that when it comes to parenting the days are long, but the years are short. I think …

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Words of a Legend

Earlier this year I got the chance to spend a couple days in Knoxville, Tennessee for the NASC annual board …

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Restrictor Plate Removed

The front page headline of a recent Sports Business Journal read: “Sports’ biggest brand builders: Power players using sports to amplify …

events

Look into My Crystal Ball

This morning in Louisville, I walked to my favorite breakfast spot, Wild Eggs, enjoyed a tasty breakfast and an “everything …

golf

Full of Nostalgia

Those that know me well, know I’m not exactly what you would call a “mushy” person. This assertion is not …

networking

The Spider Web of Life

I gotta be honest, dissertation writing is kicking my back side right now, and leaving little room for any thought …

goals

Put on the Thinking Cap

You know that emoji depicting the little yellow dude’s brain exploding? It sits atop my frequent emojis screen because it …

economic impact

The Elusive Stand-Up Triple

Holy smokes! Nearly a month has gone by and I looked up and realized I hadn’t posted. It wasn’t for …

events

The Bee I Keep Getting Stung By

Am I the only one that comes up with “great” ideas that I’m going to knock out lickity-split and relish …

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The Reading Habit

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I just love the nostalgia. Everything about it makes me recall …

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Ripping the Refs

One of the reasons I got into sports as a career is my fascination about the behind the scenes aspects. …

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Ba-Ba-Black Sheep Events

Our team spent the morning striping soccer fields for the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games descending on Grand Junction this …

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“Collect Good People”

First of all, we are smack in the middle of JUCO week here in GJ and I want to thank …

bonding

A Legacy Worth Celebrating

I know what you’re thinking, “Woah, Stoll! Gettin’ all fancy on the blog layout these days!” Easy there folks, I …

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View from the “Post-Event Haze”

Start/Finish View from the Road Race The first weekend in May, our community hosted approximately 350 of the nation’s best …

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Responsibility in Providing Sport

I had a great week at the National Association of Sports Commission’s annual Symposium. The event was my fifth, and …

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Just Kick the Can

Just. Kick. The. Can. These simple, four words have become my mantra over my time at the sports commission, and …

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Lessons from the NASC’s Women’s Summit

Surely it hasn’t been almost a month since my last blog post? I’ll dust off and get back on track …

marketing

Perspectives from a Mini-Sports-Cation

#truth Prior to this past weekend, I spent the last three weekends taking written comprehensive exams for my doctorate. By …

goals

Vision. Thank you, Johnny Nash

Vision. It’s a pretty simple word, with powerful implications. And it’s not just a buzz word. I’m not talking about …

health

Venues: The Good and the Bad

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that last night’s Super Bowl was the first NFL game I have watched all …

childhood

Glory Days: Discussing Youth Sports

One of my all-time favorite movies is The Sandlot. A classic tale of neighborhood kids, summer shenanigans, and life lessons …

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What’s that floating around in your mind?

Have you ever heard that old maxim “What you think upon grows”? Is that really true? In that case, I’m …

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Finding the Value

Happy New Year! What a time to reflect on values of life. Many times we speak of the “value” of …