Rocky Top Sports World Receives The SFC Excellence Award | Sports Destination Management

Rocky Top Sports World Receives The SFC Excellence Award

Mar 06, 2023

Rocky Top Sports World received the Excellence Award from its parent company, the Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) at the 2022 Leadership Summit. The Excellence Award is given to the venue and/or team that best exemplifies and achieves the company’s mission: “To improve the health and economic vitality of the communities we serve.”
Lori Moore, Account Executive for SFC, was on-hand at the annual meeting to accept the award on behalf of Rocky Top Sports World.
“This venue continues to exemplify the core values of The Sports Facilities Companies: Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence, and Service.” Moore said. “We are honored to be recognized and appreciate the continued support of the City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County.”
Two Rocky Top Sports World employees were also recognized with individual awards from its parent company. Kirsten Wehmeier, Operations Manager, earned the MVP Award in the full-time employee category and Adam Tedder, a member of the event team, earned the MVP Award in the part-time employee category.
Additionally, the Gatlinburg, Tennessee based sports complex has been recognized as a 2022 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management magazine. The facility won the award by hosting On The Radar Hoops’ Rocky Top Invitational basketball event. The tournament, directed by Shun Williams, was held May 13-15, 2022, and drew 1,400 athletes. The event brought over 3,500 people to the area and made a total economic impact of $1.64 million.

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