History of the Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee
The Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee was organized in 1989 as a committee of the Midland Convention and Visitors Bureau. The MASCC mission is to promote community sports and recreation and to encourage and support, by whatever means, Midland County as a site for local, state, regional and national sporting events and to make our county the "Amateur Sports Capital of Michigan".
Who are we:
Our committee members are all volunteers. They represent a cross section of the Midland athletic community such as profit and non-profit sports clubs, schools (K-12 and university), recreation facilities and media.
Founding Committee Members:
Dick Blasy, Bud Carpenter, Dave Coffey, Roger Friend, Clint Harrington, Bill Mick, Marty McGuire, Greg Rogers, Terry Stanton, Amy Strickler, Andrea Taylor, Christine Taylor, Corey Thayer, and Bud Townsend.
Marty McGuire, Bill Mick, Dave Coffey, Terry Stanton, Steve Marsh, Dave Marsh, Ryan Longoria.
Past activities of the MASCC:
Our committee has helped run or assisted in some way with the following state, regional, and national events: the Michigan Senior Olympics, the Mid-American Conference and Great Lakes Intercollegiate softball tournaments, the Olympic softball trials, the American Legion Baseball Championships, the United States Table Tennis Championships, Little League baseball tournaments, annual state and regional youth soccer tournaments, state senior softball championships, national speedskating events and the Michigan High School Athletic Association track and field state championships.
The Midland County Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1990 by the Amateur Sports Capital Committee and the Midland Convention and Visitors Bureau. The express purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor athletes, sports persons, coaches, administrators and benefactors who have made a significant impact on Midland County sports programs.
In 1990, 12 outstanding individuals were inducted into the very first Midland County Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame now boasts over 130 individuals and over 15 teams or organizations. The Hall of Fame was originally located in the old Midland Civic Arena, which was next to the Midland Community Center. The Hall of Fame then moved to the new Midland Civic Arena off of Bay City Road. In the spring of 2013 the location was moved to Dow Diamond. The display includes plaques of all the inductees, display cases with memorabilia from the inductees, and an interactive computer kiosk for visitors to learn more about the Hall of Famers.The Midland Sports Luncheons began in 1989 and still run on a monthly basis from September through May. They provide sports fans the opportunity to gather and talk sports, as well as learn what is happening in the local sports scene from a variety of guest speakers each month.
June, 2008, the MASCC was granted 501c3 non profit status.
January, 2009, the Steve Marsh/Terry Stanton Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Steve Marsh and Terry Stanton, two former MASCC chairmen.
September, 2009, the MASCC web site was launched.
Fall 2011-2012, the MASCC begins relocation project of the Midland Sports Hall of Fame