Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau & Quad Cities Sports Commission|
SportsEvents Announces Quad Cities as one of their 2013 Readers' Choice Award Winners
GULF SHORES, Ala.—SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada, has announced its 2013 class of Readers' Choice Award winners.
The Quad Cities Sports Commission, which operates under the umbrella of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, was one of 104 cities in the United States and Canada that are listed in the January 2013 issue of SportsEvents magazine.
"We are very pleased to receive this recognition by SportsEvents Magazine and the sports event professionals that voted for the Quad Cities Sports Commission," said Lynn Hunt, vice-president of sales at Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB). "We are always striving to deliver a memorable experience for the planners and participants, both in the planning and execution stages. It is wonderful that Sports Events readers found our Quad Cities Sports Commission to be a professional group to work with when bringing sports tournaments and events to our area."
Sports event professionals were asked to name the sports commission, convention and visitors bureaus, or sports events venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on the results from an online voting system.
"Due to the power of social media and online voting capabilities, we received an overwhelming response from readers this year, which allowed SportsEvents to honor the destinations and their sports venues—and the marketing organizations that represent them—with a 2013 Readers' Choice Award," said Kristen McIntosh, SportsEvents editor. "These award winners have proven they are willing to go above and beyond the normal service levels expected by providing both the physical attributes and commitment to hospitality and service that today's discriminating sports event planners demand. It is an honor to announce their selection by sports event planners as some of the best in the United States."
The Quad Cities Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization whose main goal is to aid in the development of sporting activities and programs for youth and amateur sports in an attempt to create a positive economic impact in the Quad Cities community. The Quad Cities Sports Commission is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local leaders with backgrounds in education, business, tourism, and sports.
The mission of the Quad Cities Sports Commission is to promote the quality of life in the Quad Cities through education and participation in youth and amateur sports which in turn have a positive impact on the community. The purpose of the commission is to provide a wide range of first-class spectator, participant, and volunteer sporting activities for the Quad Cities community.
The Quad Cities Sports Commission is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates under the umbrella of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. A volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from Quad Cities businesses, the tourism industry, and sports industry advises the Commission.
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SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, CVBs, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers.
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