Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz

Scott Garrie, parks and recreation director, talks to members of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAC) and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAC) at a joint work session on Feb. 27 at the Gardner Senior Center. The subject of the work session was ‘Sports Tourism’. Shane Hackett, executive director of Heartland Soccer Association, gave a presentation about his experiences in developing and running successful sports tourism facilities.