Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sports Commission Gets National Award

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sports Commission Gets National Award

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TOURISM

SARASOTA COUNTY -- The Sarasota County Sports Commission on Wednesday was named Sports Tourism Organization of the Year by the National Association of Sports Commissions.

The commission, which is a division of the county's tourism marketing arm Visit Sarasota County, was recognized for its marketing and hosting of sporting events and as an organization that sets an example for other sports commissions.

"It's an honor to be recognized by our peers for our work," said Robert Wells, director of sports for Visit Sarasota County. "It is a testament to Sarasota County's commitment and dedication to sports tourism. The entire sports tourism community should be applauded for the outstanding job they do to attract and welcome sporting event organizers, athletes and spectators year after year. …

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