2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

 Nov 6th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Nov 6th, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Birmingham, AL – Sports Destination Management, the leading publication for sports event planners and tournament directors, today announced the 2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing over $100 million to the national economy over the past year.
Nominations were from an enormous variety of sports – from team to individual, across all disciplines and all levels of play, said Publisher, Fonda Johnson. The most outstanding of those received were recognized and presented with event details in a special awards feature published in the November/December 2015 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online at http://www.sportsdestinations.com/management/economics/2015-champions-economic-impact-sports-tourism-10249
Mid- to Large Market Champions:
  • Forrest Wood Cup & Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board
  • USSSA Fastpitch Eastern World Series,  MAASA – Mid Atlantic Amateur Sports Alliance & Maryland Sports/TEAM Maryland
  • Bassmaster Classic,  Visit Greenville SC & Visit Anderson
  • US Youth Soccer Region III Soccer Championships & Carolina Elite Soccer Academy
  • ASA USA Girl’s 18U Class A Fastpitch National Championship & Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • SAC Columbia Invitational & Maryland Sports/TEAM Maryland
  • USA BMX Grand Nationals & Tulsa Sports Commission
  • USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships & VISIT Milwaukee
  • US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup & Snohomish County Sports Commission
  • NSA Northern B Fastpitch World Series & Hamilton County Sports Commission
Small Market Champions:
  • American Taekwondo Association Class “A” Tournament & Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Queen of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament & Rocky Top Sports World
  • Dixie Boys Pre-Majors World Series & Washington County Tourist Development Council
  • U.S. Lawn Mower Racing & Foley Sports Tourism
  • Wildwood Games & Columbia County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Event Series: ISSA Senior Softball Championship Series
with partnering destinations: Tampa Bay, FL; Panama City, FL; Myrtle Beach, SC; Burlington NC; Manassas, VA; Charlotte, NC; Jacksonville, NC; Drifton PA; Maryville/Knoxville, TN; Sioux Falls, SD; Roanoke Valley, VA; Auburn, AL; Morgantown, WV; Crown Point, IN; Rockford, IL; Salisbury/Ocean City, MD; Cincinnati, OH; Virginia Beach; VA; Palm Springs, CA
Independent Event: Warrior AAA Invitational

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