The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic division named its national swimming team for 2014. Among the dozen Paralympic swimmers assigned to the A team are six reigning world champions, the division announced Thursday in a news release. Also named were nine athletes to the national B team and 15 named to “emerging and military teams.” “As […]
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The City of Colorado Springs is celebrating the grand reopening of the Skyview Sports Complex at 10 a.m. Saturday. The complex is located at 2890 Resnick Drive. Mayor Steve Bach will open the ceremony, which will include remarks from Karen Palus, director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; Cheryl McCullough, senior sales manager with the […]
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Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and […]
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Boyd Williams has been named president and CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, it announced Friday. Williams had served as the nonprofit’s interim president and CEO since February, when former head Dan Dummermuth accepted the same position at YMCA of Middle Tennessee. For three years prior, Williams worked as the organization’s chief […]
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The United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation announced this week the launch of the Team USA Registry, a fundraising program aimed at enhancing its annual fund, Team USA Fund. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the annual fund serves as the cornerstone of support for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. At the […]
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For baseball fans in Colorado Springs, the next several years may feel a lot like the bottom of the ninth — a collective clinging to rally caps and hope, but with a pervasive sense that the game might soon be coming to an untimely end. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have called the city home […]
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Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott, […]
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The annual Rocky Mountain State Games, featuring amateur athletes of every age and skill level, kicks into high gear July 20 with basketball competitions at Cheyenne Mountain and Manitou Springs high schools. The first weekend includes eight sports and jump starts the first half of the annual Games. The event, which runs over two weekends, […]
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An Air Force Academy team will take the field at two bowl games during this college bowl season. Cadets from the Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute demonstration and competition team are giving up their holiday break to dive into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday, and the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. […]
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Brian Durheimer got to know some of the staff, athletes and committee members from the Olympic Training Center when his Inertia Coffee Co. had a drive-thru location on Union Boulevard not far from the OTC. The business has moved to 406 S. Eighth St., a location with room for a café and the equipment for […]
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The 22nd annual Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day has been scheduled for 6:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24. Registration is open and available online. The first 1,000 “participants will receive a commemorative pin that entitles them to discounts and deals around town,” according to a news release by Mountain Metropolitan Transit, which organizes the event. […]
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The United States Olympic Committee is developing a new national governing board to represent disabled athletes who plan to compete in upcoming Paralympic Games. This includes amputees, people who are legally blind or have suffered a spinal cord injury, wheelchair-bound athletes, dwarfs and athletes with cerebral palsy. The United States Paralympic Corp. was borne out […]
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