Wicomico County Convention and Visitors Bureau Wins “Locally Created Event of the Year” Award

Grand Rapids, MI (April 5, 2016)—The Wicomico County Convention and Visitors Bureau/TEAM Maryland is the recipient of the 2015 “Locally Created Event of the Year” Award for cities under a population of 250,000 at this year’s National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Sports Event Symposium being held this week in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Locally Created Event of the Year award goes to an active member of NASC with the most outstanding locally created event or program. This event can be newly created or a long-standing event, but must be an event/program created by the submitting organization to serve a local community or an organizational need. Wicomico County Convention and Visitors Bureau is being honored for the Governor’s Challenge Basketball Tournament.

In giving the award, the NASC judging panel said, “The Governor’s Challenge Basketball Tournament shows that a community working together can create and grow a grassroots event that can have a significant economic impact and to help an underserved market to gain recognition on a regional and national level. Using a variety of media, including social media, the Tournament was successful in creating excitement leading up to and throughout the event.”

The judges continued, “The Governor’s Challenge created a number of notable ancillary events, including a Selection Show broadcast on a local ABC affiliate which was the official release of the tournament field and schedule, a Media Day and a Tip-Off event.”

The 24th annual NASC Sports Event Symposium is being held April 3-7 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting for the only non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry. For nearly 25 years, the Symposium has been designed for serious-minded sport tourism professionals by sport tourism professionals.

For more information, visit www.sportscommissions.org.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism

www.WicomicoCounty.org

www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org

www.WicomicoRecandParks.org

www.WicomicoTourism.org

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