The Springfield Sports Commission is hosting a forum on sports travel and tourism, facilities assessment and strategic planning from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 17 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The commission, managed by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, enlisted The Huddle Up Group to assess current sports initiatives with the goals of analyzing current offerings, identifying new opportunities and optimizing sports tourism efforts to continue driving economic growth and prosperity in Springfield.

Space is limited. If you're planning to attend, contact Lance Kettering, Sports Commission executive director, at