About Us

SPORTS INDIANA IS A PRIVATE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 2008. IT IS COMPRISED OF ALLIED SPORTS AND TOURISM REPRESENTATIVES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF INDIANA.

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Our Mission

To promote sports tourism and positive economic development statewide through a variety of actions, programs and efforts to attract and encourage the hosting of sporting events in Indiana.

 

What we do

  • Provide professional development and educational opportunities
  • Activate at industry tradeshows
  • Collect and disseminate best practices and news within the sports tourism industry
  • Calculate the economic impact of sporting events using the Sports Economic Impact Calculator developed specifically for our members
  • Offer collaborative participation in national publications
  • Promote member news and events using social media, the Sports Indiana website, and newsletters
  • Administer the Sports Indiana Grant Program

 

Leadership

Sports Indiana is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

 

Get to know our Board of Directors

 

Jon Anderson,
Muncie Visitors Bureau/Muncie Sports Commission

 

Brooke Harmening,
Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Pete Nelson,
Hoosier Sports Corporation

 

Schnette Queisser,
Visit Indy

Don Flynn,
Game Day USA

 

Arlene McDonald,
Indiana Swimming

 

David Patterson,
Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

Get to know our Executive Committee

 

William Knox, President
Grant Park Sports Campus

 

Larry Lux, Treasurer
Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau

 

Melissa Caito, Director at Large
Indiana Sports Corp

Eric Marvin, Vice President
Evansville Sports Corporation

 

Stephanie Coleman, Secretary
Visit Fort Wayne

 

Rick Flutka, Director at Large
South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority

 

 

Communities

We have more than 20 communities ready to host your events in Indiana.

Events

Find upcoming events across the state.     

Grants

Organizations hosting sporting events in Indiana are eligible to apply.