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The Joplin Sports Authority is a 501(c)(3) not-for- profit sports commission with the mission to attract, promote, provide and support local, state, regional, national and international sporting events to the Joplin area. This in return will provide positive economic impact and enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Joplin area. In November 2000, voters of Joplin approved a two percent tax on hotel and motel lodging designated for the promotion of sports marketing, entryway beautification and festivals. In January 2008, JSA became an independent contractor with the City of Joplin and currently has an administration board that consists of 15 members, four of those being the executive committee. The Joplin Sports Authority has proven history of successful events ranging from the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars to the NSCA U.S. Open Sporting Clay Championship and the Missouri Special Olympics Winter Indoor Games. Currently, the Joplin Sports Authority has partnerships with numerous national governing bodies — NCAA Division II, NAIA, NJCAA Region 16, AAU Track and Field, USA Track and Field, Missouri Christian School Athletic Association, USSSA, Missouri Special Olympics and Premier Baseball — and is pursuing partnerships with other national governing bodies.

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  • How do I volunteer to work an event?

    There are numerous JSA events that require volunteer help. This help may include gate workers, press box staff, field work etc. To fill out a form for volunteer work go to our contact page!
  • What facilities do you have available?

    Joplin offers many different venues to host a variety of sporting events. Take a look at our facilities page for more information!
  • What is JSA?

    The Joplin Sports Authority is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit sports commission with the mission to attract, promote, provide and support local, state, regional, national and international sporting events to the Joplin area. This in return will provide positive economic impact and enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Joplin area. In November 2000, voters of Joplin approved a two percent tax on hotel and motel lodging designated for the promotion of sports marketing, entryway beautification and festivals. In January 2008, JSA became an independent contractor with the City of Joplin and currently has an administration board that consists of 15 members, four of those being the executive committee. The Joplin Sports Authority has proven history of successful events ranging from the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars to the NSCA U.S. Open Sporting Clay Championship and the Missouri Special Olympics Winter Indoor Games. Currently, the Joplin Sports Authority has partnerships with numerous national governing bodies — NCAA Division II, NAIA, NJCAA Region 16, AAU Track and Field, USA Track and Field, Missouri Christian School Athletic Association, USSSA, Missouri Special Olympics and Premier Baseball — and is pursuing partnerships with other national governing bodies.