Fort Wayne Seeks Public Input on Youth Sports

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The city of Fort Wayne is collecting public input on youth sports in the community. A public meeting this month is part of a study on the community's youth sports marketing efforts and potential for growth.

July 10, 2013

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- The public is invited to offer input about youth sports growth opportunities for Fort Wayne at a public meeting, 5 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, July 30. The meeting will be held in the Omni Room, 200 E. Berry Street, Citizens Square.

As a key component of the Legacy Fort Wayne initiative led by Mayor Tom Henry, the City of Fort Wayne has engaged a consulting team to examine the market potential for youth sports in the Fort Wayne community. The ultimate goal of this study will be to identify youth sports growth opportunities for Fort Wayne, recommend future sports facility needs and suggest ways to expand sports marketing efforts both regionally and nationally. The consulting team will be in Fort Wayne on July 30 to gather community input.

In April, Aquarius Sports and Entertainment was chosen to conduct the Youth Sports Community Assessment and Market Potential Study. It’s anticipated the study will be completed by the end of the year.

"This is a great next step in our efforts to bring transformational change to our community. We’re seeing positive momentum in youth sports, and we want to enhance our efforts to be a national leader in youth activities," said Mayor Henry. "It’s critical that we continue to invest in ourselves to position Fort Wayne for future growth and success. Legacy is a unique opportunity to come together to make a positive difference."

Legacy Fort Wayne was created by proceeds from the sale of the City Light Utility to Indiana Michigan Power and its funds are being used to create transformational change in the community.

Source: Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation