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JUL 2018

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July 2018 12 www.sportseventsmagazine.com PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships Slated for September 2 – 9 APPLING, Ga. — The 2018 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships week is scheduled for Sept. 2 – 9 in Smugglers' Notch Resort in Vermont's Green Mountains. Smugglers' Disc Golf Center features two elite courses, Brewster Ridge and Fox Run Meadows, allowing fans to easily move from condo units to the action on the free shuttle system. The resort also includes waterparks, hot tubs, restaurants and other activities. During the champion- ships, a variety of activities are scheduled, including four nights of live music, a village fair, craft brews, food and FallFest, featuring six bands over two nights. In addition to the World Championships, Smugglers' will also host the inaugural United States Junior Disc Golf Championship, directed by Kids Disc Golf, from Aug. 3–5. An hour-long show will be aired on Outside TV, featuring the 2018 PDGA Pro World Championships. For more information, visit www.pdga.com. n t SPORTS Talk Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at info@sportseventsmagazine.com. For Improved Performance POWER UP Enhances Fan Experience at Sports Events t t Crossfield Digital Portable Devices Provide Interactive Experience POWER UP is installing charging tables, lockers and custom charging technology at stadiums in Baltimore and San Francisco for quick, convenient device charging at sporting events. "For stadiums and sporting events, it's all about the fan experience," said Scott Calhoun, co-founder of POWER UP. "We want to make sure event-goers are connected, whether they're sending photos and videos, updating social media, entertaining their children, calling loved ones or requesting an Uber after the game. By making charging technology available, fans no longer have to worry about the battery percentage left on their devices and can focus on what really matters: enjoying the game with family and friends." The tables and lockers are placed throughout the stadium, including in suites and clubhouses, to allow fans to use the technology while watching screens or waiting near vendors. The stations are battery powered and can be charged prior to the event. n Crossfield Digital, a developer of mobile apps and websites, is changing the way fans experience sporting events at tennis's U.S. Open, March Madness, The Presidents Cup, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Formula 1 Grand Prix. At the U.S. Open, Crossfield partnered with Chase, one of the sponsors of the event, to provide fans with a portable device that connects to fans' phones. The hardware was developed by FanVision Entertainment. The device charges the phone battery while giving fans the ability to watch live video without using the phone's data. For the March Madness Bracket Challenge, Crossfield created an app that allowed the bracket to be uploaded and scored faster. At the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the technology allows visitors to take a virtual tour and interact with the museum by entering corresponding numbers of an exhibit into the device to receive an audio tour and details of what they are viewing. Visitors can also use the device and app to get content articles and a real-time map of the museum and visitor location. "Our goal is to produce a mobile app that elevates the experience of the user, while also integrating seamlessly into the client's event and furthering their overall business objectives," said Riccardo Pellegrini, CEO of Crossfield Digital. Crossfield provided software and web development for the F1V1 Vision Program, a rental device available at race events that provides access to driver and team communications, in-car camera feeds, race data and event information. n More information: www.powerupconnect.com More information: www.crossfield.com

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