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NOV 2017

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Page 6 of 59 November 2017 7 Industry Mobile Sports Authority Reports Record Year MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) reported that the organization attracted, supported or hosted a total of 30 sports events, gen- erating about $17.5 million for the Mobile economy for the fis- cal year ending in September. The 30 events involved 20 sports, including gymnastics, running, volleyball, football and more. Eighteen of the 30 events were either first- or sec- ond-time events to be held in Mobile. The numbers represent one of the best years ever reported by either the MSA or its prede- cessor, the Mobile Area Sports Commission, which began in 1998. "With the tremendous sup- port of Mobile County, the City of Mobile and a very engaged board of trustees, we at the Mobile Sports Authority are proud that we were able to generate such a significant impact for the Mobile area economy," said Danny Corte, executive director of the MSA. "Since fiscal 2012, the MSA has attracted, hosted, managed or co-managed 160 sporting events, which have generated an estimated $109 million in economic impact for Mobile County." For more information, visit www.mobilesportsauthority. com. American Trail Running Association Leaders Coauthor Series of Books COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — American Trail Running Association (ATRA) president Adam Chase and Executive Director Nancy Hobbs joined forces again to coauthor a series of four trail running guidebooks. The "where to" guides fol- low their successful "how to" book, "The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running," first pub- lished in 2001 with updates and translations in 2010 and 2012. The new series of "Best Trail Runs" guide books are published by Falcon Guides. "Working together with Nancy was a no-brainer," said Chase. "And we are fortunate to find great local trail runners in each of the four commu- nities to help us locate and photograph the trails shared in these guidebooks." Hobbs added, "We are excited to share our love of running with our trail com- munity through this series of guide books. Researching these guides has re-intro- duced us to our favorite trails and provided us an opportu- nity to look at each trail ► t SPORTS Talk

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