Last month, Dr. Bonnie Tiell, Professor of Sports Management at Tiffin University, provided the keynote address for the inaugural National Convention on the Sustainability of Sport and Recreation in Puerto Rico. Dr. Tiell also hosted a workshop at the conference, focusing on business practices in sport tourism.
The four-day event brought together physical education teachers, coaches and recreation enthusiasts to learn about the best practices and strategies in the industry. Over 350 participated. The convention’s theme was sustainability, due to the challenges of operating sport and recreation programs after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and recently by September’s Hurricane Fiona.
Following the convention, Dr. Tiell was invited by Sports Minister Rey Quinones to collaborate on an initiative to improve the positioning of sports as an economic driver for all regions of Puerto Rico. Tiell was also invited to return for the second annual convention in fall, 2023.
“It was an honor and a privilege to be invited by the government of Puerto Rico to participate in the inaugural convention on sport and recreation, and I look forward to doing so again next year,” said Dr. Tiell.
To learn more about Puerto Rico’s Department of Recreation and Sports (Departamento de Recreación y Deportes), visit drdpuertorico.com.