Meet the 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Winners

By Connect Sports Staff, August 17, 2017

Connect Sports is pleased to introduce to you the winners of the 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards. These people, events and facilities will be recognized on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at a reception at Connect Sports in New Orleans. Congratulations to all!


Beth PorrecaSports Event Organizer of the Year (Nonprofit)

Beth Porreca
USA Football

 


Mike Hill, Hilton WorldwideHotel Professional of the Year

Mike Hill
Hilton Worldwide

 


AAU Girls VolleyballBest Amateur Sporting Event of the Year

AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships
Orlando

 


NCAA Beach Beach volleyball Gulf Shores, AlabamaBest New Sporting Event of the Year

NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships
Gulf Shores, Ala.

 


XPO Game Festival, TulsaBest Homegrown Sporting Event

XPO Game Festival
Tulsa Oklahoma

 


Virginia Beach Rock n Roll MarathonBest Adult Sporting Event of the Year

Virginia Beach Rock & Roll Marathon and American Music Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia

 


T-Mobile ArenaSports Venue of the Year

T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas

 


Triple Crown Volleyball NITFastest Growing Sporting Event of the Year

Triple Crown Volleyball NIT
Salt Lake City

 


HITS, Inc.Sports Organizer of the Year (For profit)

HITS, Inc.

 

 


Gay Polo League

LGBTQ Sporting Event of the Year

The Annual International Gay Polo Tournament
Palm Beach, Florida

 


Larry FullmerCommunity Hero Award

Larry Fullmer
Rocky Mountain Golden Gloves

 


ESPN Wide World of SportsSports Supplier of the Year

ESPN Wide World of Sports
Kissimmee, Florida

 

 

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