Grand Slam Sports Tournaments is proud to have been named the Small Market 2019 Champions of Economic Impact by Sports Destination Management!
For Immediate Release November 10, 2021
2020 & 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
Presented by Traveling Teams
Announced by Sports Destination Management
Birmingham, AL — Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more-than-welcome boost of over $400 million to the national economy over the past two years.
“The nominations we saw were incredible,” said Publisher Scott Swoger. “What really struck us was the fact that each event nominated represented a step forward from the pandemic. In many cases, event owners were working under new, and often stringent, guidelines imposed by local authorities. The fact that they persevered in order to offer their events is inspiring.”
This issue of the magazine honors events put on in 2020 (often against incredible odds and in the face of tremendous opposition from authorities), as well as those taking place in 2021. The economic impact to the communities represents a much-needed influx, which was reflected in spectator fees, hotel room usage, restaurant business and shopping in local stores.
Awards were presented not only according to market size but according to the year those events took place. A new category, Sports Tourism Heroes, was added this year to honor those whose events overcame challenges beyond the pandemic.
Small Market 2021 CHAMPIONS
· DBB Inc. (Dixie Boys Baseball) 65th World Series (Destination Partner: Discover Monroe-West Monroe)
· Premier Girls Fastpitch Super Select Championship (Destination Partner: City of Columbia)
· Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week (Destination Partner: Atlantic City Sports Commission)
· Edmond Soccer Club Beat the Heat (Destination Partner: Visit Edmond)
· Crossroads of America College Showcase (Destination Partner: Indiana Fire Juniors)
· 2021 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball (Destination Partner: Visit Panama City Beach)
The Grand Slam World Series of Baseball has been awarded the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism for the fourth consecutive year!