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Our Purpose.

To attract, create, host, and support sporting events and recreational opportunities for Delaware County.

Our Passion.

To increase economic vitality, improve quality of life, promote healthy lifestyles, and brand Delaware County as a great sports community.

Principles That

Support Our Purpose

Events with
Economic Impact

The Muncie Sports Commission will attract, and host State, Regional and National level sporting events. These events bring visitors to town that fill up our hotels, restaurants, and attractions and help to showcase Muncie & Delaware County as a great sports destination and community.

Quality
of Life

The Muncie Sports Commission advocates for the development of new and the support of existing parks and sports facilities throughout the community. Whether it’s through programming, updates, or development, the Muncie Sports Commission understands how parks enhance a community in many ways.

Promotion of
Healthy Lifestyles

The Muncie Sports Commission creates and supports programs for children and places specific emphasis on underserved youth. Through our initiatives, it is our goal to provide and support quality programs for ALL Delaware County youth.

Jon Anderson

Executive Director

Jon Anderson was named Executive Director of the Muncie Sports Commission in May of 2020.  Prior to that, he was working with the Sports Commission in a consulting capacity, through his company ETS Sports.

Anderson’s time with the Muncie Sports Commission dates back to 2002-2009 when he worked as Sports Sales & Service Manager at the Muncie Visitors Bureau and Program Director of the Muncie Sportsplex.  After leaving the position with the Visitors Bureau, Anderson became an executive for the YMCA of Muncie.  In that transition, Anderson remained involved with the sports event and tourism industry as he and a business partner started ETS Sports.  ETS Sports is a sports event production company that also has a focus on event and facility consulting.  In 2016 Anderson moved into a full-time role within ETS Sports, which included a role with the National Softball Association & Baseball Players Association (NSA/BPA)  as National Development Director.  The diversity of his involvement within the industry gives him a great perspective on how to best position the Sports Commission as he begins a new role during this rebranding and growth period.

Anderson was born and raised in Muncie, where he attended Ball State University and received a degree in Business Administration.  He and his wife Ashlee were married in 2017, sharing 4 children, and had a child of their own in 2020.

Our Board

Ted Baker

Innovation Connector

Richard Crist

Whitinger
Strategic Services

(Board President)

Kaye Harrell

Project Leadership

Cliff Johnson

American Marketing
& Publishing LLC

Jay Julian

Muncie-Delaware County
Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Maggart

Culy Contracting

(Board Treasurer)

Jim Mansfield

Muncie Visitors Bureau

Megan O’Connor

YMCA of Muncie

Justin Phillips

Ruoff Mortgage

(Board Secretary)

Matt Sauter

Crestview Golf Club

Amber Stocks

Coach/Consultant

William G. (Bill) Summers

Retired

Dennis Trammell

Next Pro

(Board Vice-President)