Congratulations to Mr. Brandon Spradley, the acting Director of the Sports Academy’s Continuing Education Department. He was recently ordained as a minster in a ceremony at Covenant of Grace Ministries in Collerville, Tenn.
Congratulations to professional golfer Erik Compton
Congratulations to professional golfer, Erik Compton, for earning a runner-up finish in the US Open on June 15th, in Pinehurst, N.C. Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, received the Academy’s Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award in 2012. Compton finished 1-under par for the four rounds of the tournament.
MAJOR PROGRAM EVENTS
- The United States Specialty Sports Association Global Sports Baseball World Series will be held from 17 June – 27 July 2014 and will be held at the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley Sportsplexes.
- The 2014 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition will be hosted by the NCS4 from 8-10 July 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind.
- The 2014 World Congress of Sociology of Sport will be held from 9-13 July 2014, in Beijing, China.
- The 2014 Celebrate National Youth Sports Week will be held from 13-20 July, 2014. In honor of this week, a Physical Activity Expo will be held in the Rayburn House of Representatives Office Building Foyer on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., from 11:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
- The Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society will be held from 16-17 July 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- The 2014 IMAGINE PEACE Youth Camp will be hosted by the International Olympic Truce Center from 26-31 July 2014, at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece.
- The National Senior League National Internet Bowling Championships will begin held the week of 10 August 2014.
- The 2014 World Congress on Special Needs Education will be held from 11-14 August 2014, at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.
- The 2014 World Leisure Congress will be held from 7-12 September 2014, in Mobile, Ala.
- The 2014 International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) Congress, “Global Perspectives on Sports and Physical Cultures: From Past to Present,” will be held from 22-25 September 2014, in Doha, Qatar.
- The 3rd World Scientific Congress of Combat Sports and Martial Arts will be hosted by the University of Rzeszow from 15-17 October 2014, in Rzeszów, Poland.
- The 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research will be hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) from 30-31 October 2014, at Western University in Ontario, Canada.
- The 2014 International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) Specialist Seminar will be held on 7-9 November, 2014, in Timisoara, Romania.
- The 3rd edition of the seminar ‘Paths to Success: Inspiring Future Leaders in Sport’ will be hosted by the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education from 14-16 November 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
- The Sports Movies and TV 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS fest will be held 3-8 December 2014, in Milano, Italy.
- The 2014 Sport Tourism Conference will be held from 10-12 December 2014, Coimbra, Portugal.
- The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 5-21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.