Meet the 2021 Connect Sports Game Changers

These Game Changers helped sports tourism rebound from the pandemic.

Meet the 2021 Connect Sports Game Changers

The sports tourism industry has withstood many storms, but none as challenging as the pandemic. Yet due to the resourcefulness and dedication of elite individuals, many of the games have still gone on. Now as we are on the cusp of a comeback for the ages, Connect Sports is proud to honor the superstars who have kept the industry afloat and are leading the push for tournaments and other events to fill calendars, allowing athletes a much-needed chance to shine and helping to employ thousands of hospitality workers. Meet the 2021 Connect Sports Game Changers.

Jason Aughey

Jennings "Rusty" Buchanan

Faron D. Kelley

Kayla Gostnell

William R. Knox

Kelley Roberts

Kyle Scranton

Jennifer Todd

U.S. Figure Skating

Ryan Vaughn

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