REC REPORT FEATURES

February 2014

Sports Participation Report Reveals Mixed News

Some 15 of 24 team sports grew in core participation, according to the latest U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). Core participants are those who participate in sports on a regular basis, with definitions varying by sport. At the same time, the report revealed that traditional team sports, such as football, baseball and basketball, saw declines.

Coalition of Mayors Urges Parks Funding Renewal

A little green space can go a long way toward improving the health of the community that lives within sight of it. Multiple studies have shown the positive effects parks and green space can have on both mental and physical health. So it should come as no surprise that a bipartisan group of mayors from cities across the country have teamed up to make the case for parks to legislators on behalf of their citizens.