Youth & Amateur Sports Grant Program
and Michael Erin Busch Fund
The Youth and Amateur Sports Grant and Michael Erin Busch Fund (Grant & Fund) allows the Maryland Sport Commission to be more responsive, effective and efficient within the sport tourism and sports event industry for Maryland’s betterment. The funds give Maryland Sports the ability to compete against the highest level of competitors in the industry while enriching our private sector event partners, rights holders and sports governing bodies, thus generating more revenues to and garnering more positive exposure for the State.
The highlights of the Grant & Fund:
- Allows Maryland to surpass our competitor set on a more even playing field regionally, nationally and internationally
- Allows TEAM Maryland to lead the sport tourism industry regionally, nationally and internationally
- Allows Maryland to generate more revenues and secure more opportunities through youth and amateur sports
- Allows Maryland Sports and TEAM Maryland to sustain and strengthen our well-earned reputation in the sport tourism industry
Since our inception, Maryland Sports Commission, in concert with our TEAM Maryland partners, has touched over 3,500 events generating more than $1.775 billion in direct spending on Maryland’s economy. Our projections and forecasting shows steady growth in the coming years, and, with the funding mechanisms in place, we will be able to foster greater economic growth long-term through youth and amateur sports opportunities in Maryland. Read more on our history.