Below is a press release we got from the NBL:
NBL TO PRESENT MORE THAN $60,000 BACK TO TRACKS AT ANNUAL COMPETITION CONGRESS
Hilliard, Ohio, February 4, 2008 – Imagine a weekend full of learning and idea-sharing that brings together the growing family of NBL Track Directors, Clerks, Volunteers, and Staff under one roof. That’s what the Annual Competition Congress is all about and this year, more than 200 delegates will converge in Dublin, Ohio for the 3-day event.
The NBL conducts a wide variety of seminars to help volunteers run their local and state programs more efficiently. The seminars cover a wide range of topics including Running a Local Program, Promotions, Track Maintenance, Refereeing, Clerking, and Medical Training. Each and every volunteer who attends Congress walks away with valuable information to take back to their local program. In addition, the yearly gathering also serves as the platform in the voting process for the NBL Board of Directors.
As part our ongoing commitment to keep the grass-roots growing, NBL will award more than $60,000 in Grants back to the tracks and athletes this year — a win-win situation for everyone. They include awards for highest local attendance, most new riders, and the Bob Warnicke Awards for athletes and educational pursuit. “Congress is a long-standing NBL tradition and it’s our way of saying thank-you to all of our tracks. It’s a great networking tool and the tracks get a great opportunity to meet the staff and their fellow track directors” said Bob Tedesco, NBL Managing Director. “In many ways, it is the true essence of what the NBL is all about” Tedesco adds.
This year, tracks also get a chance to learn about NBL’s growing list of partners. New for 2008, a new product/service display section will provide a good opportunity for tracks to familiarize themselves with BAWLS Guarana, Intense BMX, Standard Byke Company, Free Agent, UGP, THE, Sinz, and Camp Woodward.
For more details on participating or becoming an NBL track, contact the NBL at 614-777-1625.