Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Author: Rush Olson
A Fort Worth native, Rush Olson has spent two decades directing creative efforts for sports teams and broadcasters. He currently creates ad campaigns, television programs, and related creative projects for sports entities and other clients through his company, Rush Olson Creative & Sports.
The Wrangler® National Finals Rodeo® involves more than just the sold-out PRCA performances held this December in Arlington’s Globe Life Field. This year many of the auxiliary events that normally fill Las Vegas, Nevada, will instead take place in Fort Worth. That roster includes two of the biggest: the Junior World Finals and Cowboy Christmas. 

Urban Fishing in Fort Worth

Posted On July 30, 2020 | Rush Olson

The sport of fishing lends itself to maintaining a healthy separation. You don’t want your quarry to have too many hooks from which to choose. Luckily, you don’t have to travel a great distance to enjoy your socially distant pastime as Fort Worth’s waterways offer a number of options for you to catch a few fish while not catching anything else. 
The Trinity is the longest river entirely contained within the state of Texas. You can explore the city’s main waterway via self-propelled navigation thanks to vendors like Backwoods Paddlesports who offer kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals on sunny days or launch your excursion from several locations along the river. 
Staying active outdoors is important to our overall physical and mental health during this time -- all while maintaining social distancing. Lucky for us, Fort Worth contains nearly 300 parks that cover more than 12,000 acres. Here are 10 parks, and a sprinkle of trailheads, that are less trafficked. 

25 Great Sports Movies to Stream

Posted On April 14, 2020 | Rush Olson

Local and televised sports may have temporarily ceased but fear not. To help you with this dilemma, we’ve curated a list of 25 of the greatest sports movies ever, and where to find them. We’ve listed several options for watching these movies, but we don’t claim to have found all of them. In most cases, there are additional options for renting or buying them.