June's arrival means it's time to juggle work, play and travel.
Do you juggle as well as Dan Sullivan?
The executive director of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide this week is managing needs of the world's best golfers, their families, sponsors, broadcasters and fans-all with the help of beefed up staff and thousands of volunteers. With a quarter century of experience at the Memorial, he'll do just fine!
Maybe you're juggling how to manage your work responsibilities and still get out to Muirfield Village Golf Club to take in practice rounds, the Pro-Am, or some of the four rounds of the tournament itself. Whether you go or are stuck in the office, you can catch the action with the official tournament app.
If golf is not your thing and you prefer indoor sports, central Ohio will also host the national Junior Volleyball Association's first annual JVA SummerFest competition Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 230 teams of girls aged 12-18 will play on 35 courts. The Greater Columbus Sports Commission-which juggles sporting events for the region all the time-estimates this new event will bring in $2.5 million in visitor spending.
The Memorial is one of the city's top draws as sporting events go, with an economic impact on central Ohio estimated at $35 million.
It's also festival season! Experience Columbus can help juggle all the event possibilities, while the Greater Columbus Arts Council has details for managing a variety of travel options to and from the Columbus Arts Festival next weekend.
Juggling travel arrangements just got a little easier for flights to Denver and Las Vegas, and travelers soon will have more options to Philadelphia (beginning Thursday) and Orlando (beginning June 16). Port Columbus celebrates the launch of Frontier Airlines' new service to those four cities with gate festivities including a water-cannon salute prior to Frontier's Denver departure this morning.