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Sports activity leads to award for Spartanburg County

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Published Nov. 25, 2015

The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau has been recognized as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism for 2015 by Sports Destination Management, a publication for sports event planners and tournament directors.

The award was for hosting the ASA-USA Girls 18U Class A Fastpitch National Championship. The Spartanburg Visitors and Convention Bureau worked with the Spartanburg County Parks Department and Spartanburg Special Events in order to manage the event.

In addition, Tyger River Park received a 2015 Outstanding Park award by the National Softball Association. The park also received the 2015 Softball Complex of the Year award and the James Farrell Award for Excellence by the Amateur Softball Association.

Also, the Assaults cycling events won two MarCom Awards, an international award program for marketing and communications. The first, a Platinum-level MarCom went to the 40th Anniversary Assault on Mount Mitchell medals. The second MarCom was a Gold-level award recognizing the quality of the entire marketing and promotional campaign for the 40th anniversary ride. The visitors bureau partnered with the Freewheelers Cycling Association to promote the 40th Annual Assault on Mount Mitchell cycling event in May.

“We are very proud of these accomplishments,” said Chris Jennings, executive director of the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This is yet another example of how great partnerships can produce results. We promised we would work hard to revolutionize sports tourism, and we plan to continue that success into the future.”

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