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Guide to the Sacramento (Calif.) Sports Commission records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Related Material
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sacramento (Calif.) Sports Commission records
    Dates: 1988-2012
    Collection number: CTY0003
    Creator: Sacramento Sports Commission
    Collection Size: 13 boxes (18.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: The Sacramento Sports Commission Records document the life of the commission, its non-profit funding, its economic relationship with the local government, and the sporting events that it sponsored in the Sacramento area. For over twenty years, the Sacramento Sports Commission was instrumental in bringing approximately twenty-five professional and non-professional sporting events to the Sacramento area. Due to failure to make payments on their loans to the City and County of Sacramento, the Sacramento Sports Commission was dismantled in 2012 and its former responsibilities became a part of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau. This collection is composed of Sacramento Sports Commission founding and business documents, and materials related to their numerous sporting events.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical location: SP 2:L:3-4, 54:B:3-4, 54:C:MB3:4


    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Center for Sacramento History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], CTY0003, Sacramento (Calif.) Sports Commission records, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from City of Sacramento, Department of Convention, Culture, and Leisure on May 5, 2013 to the Center for Sacramento History. Accession #2013/006.

    Processing Information

    Processed and finding aid prepared by Kaitlyn Emma Crain, Kira L. Dodd, Dan King, and Deborah Hebert Lee, 2013.

    Related Material

    Materials related to those in the Sacramento Sports Commission Records may be found in the following collections at CSH: City of Sacramento - City Clerk's Office Records (2011/020).

    Administrative History

    Sacramento Sports Commission (SSC), formed in 1988, was an advisory board that worked in conjunction with the local city and county governments. Sacramento Region Sports Education Foundation (SRSEF), formed in 1998, was the nonprofit aspect of the Sacramento Sports Commission. The overall goal of the Sacramento Sports Commission was to bring prominent sporting events, either professional or amateur, to the Sacramento area. The Sacramento Sports Commission sought to make Sacramento more recognizable through these events, and hoped to generate revenue for the Sacramento Sports Commission and the community. The Commission hosted twenty-five events, including: five NCAA Men's Basketball Tournaments, four NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 1999 U.S. Gymnastic Championships, two U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field, and four Tour of California events.
    According to a 2011 Sacramento City Auditor report, the SRSEF did not meet the loan requirements established by the City and County of Sacramento, and did not have sufficient financial organization. The organization ran at a loss for several years, and was unable to pay back loans to the city and county for the 2011 World Masters Athletic Championship (WMA). The Sacramento Sports Commission and the SRSEF were officially dissolved in early 2013. The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau took responsibility for sporting events and marketing in the Sacramento area in 2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection documents the operation of the Sacramento Sports Commission (Sacramento Sports Commission), as well as the numerous sporting events that the Commission attracted to Sacramento. Although the collection does not contain all Sacramento Sports Commission records and is far from comprehensive, it nevertheless contains information on the Sacramento Sports Commission and its accomplishments from its establishment in 1988 until its disbandment in early 2013. Such information is contained within a variety of formats, including textual records such as: meeting minutes and agendas, financial documents, photocopied newspaper clippings, reports, and ephemera from Sacramento Sports Commission sporting events. The collection also contains photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts such as banners and posters.
    A significant portion of the collection originally contained file folders with clearly defined contents, and both the arrangement within these folders and their assigned labels were retained as much as possible. Those files related to the operation and business of the Sacramento Sports Commission in particular lent themselves to the retention of original order at the file level. However, the collection's lack of an overall cohesive original order necessitated a certain amount of rearrangement in order to better facilitate researchers. As a result, the collection is arranged into two series: (1) records of operations, finances, and meetings, and (2) records of sporting events.
    Series 1. Records of Operations, Finances, and Meetings contains materials that document the business and operation of the Sacramento Sports Commission. These records are further divided into the following sub-series, first arranged by subject and then chronologically within each subject: Founding, Operations, Associations, Community Activities, Commissioners, Budget and Funding, and Meetings. Although largely comprised of textual records, this series also contains audio cassette tapes and VHS tapes with recordings of a selection of Sacramento Sports Commission meetings, as well as other audiovisual material that promotes the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento area.
    Series 2. Records of Sporting Events focuses on the athletic events that the Sacramento Sports Commission drew to the Sacramento area. The series is arranged by sport, followed chronologically by event. There are events sponsored by Sacramento Sports Commission, as well as events the Commission bid on or was interested in following. The events have varying levels of coverage, with five of the Sacramento Sports Commission's sponsored events having no records. Contents for events can include contracts, official programs, facility books, contestant biographies, volunteer information, and local media coverage. The media coverage is on a variety of media, with local coverage in print and on television. The television coverage is on DVD and VHS tapes. Some of the events also include artifacts such as banners, posters and photographs. Many of the people in photographs are unidentified.
    Events sponsored by Sacramento Sports Commission:
    2000 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials
    2001 National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship
    2002 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball - First and Second rounds (no records)
    2003 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championship
    2004 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials
    2005 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championship
    2005 AVP Sacramento Open
    2006 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championship
    2007 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship
    Kaiser Permanente Kid's Duathon (no records)
    Eppie's Great Race
    2007 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship
    2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball - first and second round
    2007 Amgen Tour of California
    2008 Amgen Tour of California
    2009 International Rowing Association
    2009 Amgen Tour of California
    2009 NCAA Women's Rowing Championship
    2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship (no records)
    2010 Amgen Tour of California
    2010 Sacramento Grand Prix Bike Race (no records)
    2010 USA Masters Outdoor Championship
    2010 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Regional (no records)
    2011 WMA Championship
    Sacramento Grand Prix (no records)
    Events not sponsored by Sacramento Sports Commission but have records within the collection:
    1968 Olympics
    1968 Track & Field Night of Speed in Sacramento
    1998 Men's NCAA Basketball
    1998 Volleyball Festival
    1999 Masters Track & Field Games
    1999 Gymnastics Clinic
    1999 U.S. Gymnastics Championship
    2000 U.S. Softball
    2000 U.S. Volleyball
    2003 California International Marathon
    2003 Don Lee Martial Arts Tournament
    2004 Spanos Golf Tournament
    2005 Run to Feed the Hungry
    2005 Rugby Festival
    2005 Spanos Golf Tournament
    2005 World Track & Field Veterans Athletics
    2006 Spanos Golf Tournament
    2006 LPGA Tournament
    2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
    2009 California Relays
    2009 State High School Track & Field
    2010 Granite Park Cross Country
    2010 State High School Track & Field
    2011 State High School Track & Field

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names
    McCasey, John
    Corporate Names
    Association of Volleyball Professionals
    California Interscholastic Federation
    City Attorney's Office, Sacramento
    City Parking Fund, Sacramento (Fund 6004)
    Department of Convention, Culture, and Leisure, Sacramento
    Intercollegiate Rowing Association
    Ladies Professional Golf Association
    National Collegiate Athletic Association
    Office of the City Auditor, Sacramento
    Sacramento City Council
    Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Sacramento Region Sports Education Foundation
    Sacramento Sports Commission
    World Masters Athletics Championships
    Sacramento Bee
    Sacramento Union
    USA Gymnastics
    USA Volleyball
    US Olympic Committee
    Martial Arts
    Sports and tourism
    Track and Field
    Sacramento (Calif.)