BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 27, 2017) - Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, today announced the 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $400 million to the national economy over the past year.
“This year’s nominations were incredible,” said Publisher Fonda Johnson. “We were amazed not just by the sheer volume of events, but by the scope. We saw an amazing array of entries — from team to individual, from youth to seniors, and across all disciplines and all levels of play.”
The most outstanding of those received were recognized and presented with event details in a special feature published in the November/December 2017 issue of Sports Destination Management. Among those events were the 44th AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships; the 51st AAU Junior Olympic Games; and the Jam On It Reno Memorial Day Tournament.
Full List of Winners:
Mid- to Large Market Champions
Small Market Champions
Innovations in Sports Tourism
Sports Events Presented as a Series
About Sports Destination Management
Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management. With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production.
In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through www.sportsdestinations.com and the e-newsletter SDM Blitz, both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play.
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12U Div. I & II Boys' World Championship
7th Grade Girls' World Championship
5th Grade Girls' World Championship
10U Boys' Div. I & II World Championship
4th Grade Boys' Div. I & II World Championship
Cancelled - AAU Junior Olympic Games
RESCHEDULED-7U/8U & 2nd Grade World Champ
AAU Junior Olympic Games - All Sports Combine
CANCELED Battle of the Bling
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