The sports and recreation industry is comprised of people, businesses, and organizations that facilitate and promote leisure activity. Market participants are involved in the operation of sports and recreation facilities, the provision of sports equipment / supplies, athletic instruction, as well as the organization and promotion sporting events. Due to its wide involvement in society, sports and recreation is of great significance to the overall economy. Examples of sports and recreation businesses include: sports club, fitness center, gaming hall, hobby club, indoor recreation center (bowling, racquetball, mini-golf, billiards, etc.), outdoor recreation center (paint ball, roller hockey, golf, camping, skiing, etc.), playground, sporting goods supplier, sporting equipment rentals, fitness instruction, sport clinic, recreation program consultant, professional sports club/league, sports memorabilia retailer, etc.