The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been named to SportsEvents Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which recognizes outstanding destinations and venues for hosting sporting events. In addition, the awards also recognize industry professionals from across the country who have exhibited a high level of professionalism, creativity and excellence in hosting sports events. The special feature will be included in the January 2010 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.
SportsEvents Magazine is the sports events industry’s only magazine dedicated to helping organizers of sports events be more successful and efficient with their events.
The industry professionals, destinations and venues profiled in SportsEvents Magazine’s January 2010 issue were nominated by readers of the magazine and by their industry peers. The sports event planners have garnered attention in the industry for their ability to recognize and rise above the various challenges of running sports events, for their innovative and creative approaches to planning and executing sports events, for their ability to inspire others, for their dedication to their jobs, and for their passion for sports—for providing opportunities for thousands of youth and adults to compete in the sports they love.
The list of 2010 honorees represent a distinguished and diverse class, from the industry’s many different segments—including sanctioning bodies; national, regional and local administrators; event rights holders; promoters; destination marketing officials; and other organizations.
The Lincoln CVB was acknowledged for its excellence within the destination marketing organization category. Sports event planners nominated their favorite destinations and venues for hosting sports events. In addition to the Rockford Area CVB, these winners included convention and visitors bureaus, sports commissions, and fields and facilities from across the country that have a proven history of providing both the physical attributes and commitment to hospitality and service that sports event planners demand.
“When we put the call out to readers to nominate sports planners and sports-friendly destinations and venues for SportsEvents Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, we asked them to recommend only the best,” said J. Talty O’Connor, publisher of SportsEvents Magazine. “We believe our select group of planners, destination marketing organizations, and fields and facilities, including the Lincoln CVB, not only meet but exceed the high demands of producing successful sports events today.”
In addition to being profiled in the Readers’ Choice Awards special feature, the sports planners and organizations will receive a certificate with a special “Sports Event Planning Excellence” seal to commemorate their award, along with complimentary copies of the January 2010 issue of SportsEvents Magazine that includes the special feature. Honorees also will receive a digital version of the seal to be used for promotional purposes in identifying them as providing excellent service in sports event planning.
SportsEvents Magazine is a nationally distributed magazine read by owners and planners of sports events and sports competitions, including national governing bodies, regional directors, league managers, coaches associations, sports commissions and other sports event owners. It is designed to help planners be more effective, informed and successful with sports events. Each issue includes articles containing tips and techniques by recognized authorities, as well as news, interviews, sports destination spotlights and other topics relevant to sports planners. Skater’s Edge Sourcebook, Baseball/Softball Fields & Facilities, and Soccer Fields & Facilities directories are also published under SportsEvents Magazine. In addition, SportsEvents Magazine also produces an industry educational conference, S.P.O.R.T.S. Institute (Sports Planners & Organizers Training Symposium). For more information, visit www.sportseventsmagazine.com.
Founded and owned by J. Talty O’Connor, Covey Communications Corp. is a multimedia company that publishes nationally distributed magazines for targeted markets. In addition to SportsEvents Magazine and its ancillary titles, Covey Communications also publishes ConventionSouth, the leading magazine in the United States for meeting and convention planners who book events in the South; Condo Owner, serving Alabama/Mississippi/Perdido Key Gulf Coast and Florida Emerald Coast; and Crossties, an internationally known railroad industry publication. Covey Communications is based in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information, visit www.coveypubs.com.