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Pamela Wicker, Kevin Filo, and Graham Cuskelly

When community sport clubs are impacted by natural disasters, organizational resilience is critical to recovery. Within this study, organizational resilience is conceptualized as a function of robustness, redundancy, resourcefulness, and rapidity, and applied to community sport clubs. Using data from a survey of sport clubs (n = 200) in Queensland, Australia, the organizational resilience of affected clubs and their recovery from natural disasters (flooding, cyclone) was investigated. The findings show that clubs used human and financial resources predominantly in their recovery efforts. Organizational resilience, number of members, and the use of government grants had a significant positive effect on the extent of the club’s perceived overall recovery. Clubs providing equestrian, golf, and motor sports recovered to a significantly lower extent. Proactively pursuing government grants, suitable insurance coverage, and interorganizational relationships were identified as factors that assisted clubs in becoming more resilient. The measurement of resilience should be refined and expanded in future research.

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Ryan K. Zapalac, John J. Miller, and Kelsey C. Miller

play the series in Fresno. The final series of the season for both teams was to be played in Sacramento and could possibly decide the Pacific Coast League Northern Division Champion. The stakes could not be higher when this natural disaster hit. After a brief update about the status of Chukchansi

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Ariane L. Bedimo-Rung, Jessica L. Thomson, Andrew J. Mowen, Jeanette Gustat, Bradley J. Tompkins, Patricia K. Strikmiller, and Melinda S. Sothern


Parks provide environments for physical activity, yet little is known about how natural disasters affect them or how these disasters alter physical activity. Our objectives were to (1) describe the development of an instrument to assess park conditions following a hurricane and (2) document the conditions of New Orleans’ parks 3 and 6 months after Hurricane Katrina.


A Post-Hurricane Assessment (PHA) instrument was developed and implemented in 54 parks 3 and 6 months post-hurricane.


Summary scores of the Park Damage Index and the Neighborhood Damage Index showed improvement between 3 and 6 months of data collection. Parks and neighborhoods most affected by the hurricane were located in the most- and least-affluent areas of the city.


The PHA proved to be a promising tool for assessing park conditions in a timely manner following a natural disaster and allowed for the creation of summary damage scores to correlate to community changes.

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Changwook Kim, Jinwon Kim, and Seongsoo Jang

culturally ( Lankford & Howard, 1994 ). Recently, researchers have also investigated the role of tourism clusters in shaping economic resilience ( Lee, Kim, Jang, Ash, & Yang, 2020 ) and have emphasized the importance of community tourism development in the face of contemporary crises and natural disasters

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Madeleine Orr and Walker J. Ross

; Hughes, 2020 ). There is also, of course, a risk of natural disasters occurring; however, these typically arise suddenly and unexpectedly, so it can be challenging to include disasters in the planning process ( Orr et al., 2022 ). Anticipating climate hazards presents a challenging task for Nico and her

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Walker J. Ross

, natural terrain, and severe weather or natural disasters. Moving forward it will be critical for future sport management students to have an understanding of sport ecology as they may be in key decision-making roles as climate influences their organization or their organization is influencing climate

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Ruth F. Hunter and Ione Avila-Palencia

studies have shown an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia as well as poorer quality of life and mental well-being among older people after natural disasters. 12 , 13 Building Resilience We argue that promoting healthy aging via physical activity in climate-vulnerable populations requires a

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Beth D. Solomon and Sarah Stokowski

significantly driving up the cost of the team? References Blanchard , A. ( 2016 ). How much does it cost to make snow at a ski resort? EMS Environmental . Botzen , W.W. , Deschenes , O. , & Sanders , M. ( 2019 ). The economic impacts of natural

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André Bateman and Kai A.D. Morgan

experienced by athletes who were more severely injured, highlighting the fact that the nature and gravity of the injury affects the psychological response. 21 The development of PTSD has been commonly associated with survivors of war and natural disasters; however, it has been suggested that the occurrence of

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Kacey C. Neely, John G.H. Dunn, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, and Nicholas L. Holt

Traumatic and adverse events can cause people significant distress, yet individuals can experience positive growth from their struggle with such events ( Baker, Kelly, Calhoun, Cann, & Tedeschi, 2008 ). Studies have shown, for instance, that some survivors of natural disasters and serious illnesses