Nominate Now: SDM's Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
We know sports tourism is a $45.1 billion industry, and we know you have played a role in building that number. Our question to you is this: Don't you want some recognition for it? Now is your chance to enjoy some well-deserved time in the spotlight. SDM has opened nominations for its 2023 awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.
| Destination Spotlight |
Come Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington
Snohomish County is located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. This destination begins 15 miles north of Seattle, a little under 120 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a short ferry ride away from the Olympic Peninsula.
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| Inside Events |
Inside Events: Firecracker Sports
Firecracker Sports puts on both youth baseball and softball tournaments and showcases. The organization produces close to 100 events per year, and prides itself on its strong connection to college coaches; in fact, more than 100 former Firecracker athletes are now playing professionally – including the most recent World Series MVP, Jeremy Pena.
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In this issue, we reach midsummer and my favorite time of the year: the opening of awards season. SDM wants its readers to nominate events for the program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Our industry is a force to be reckoned with, and you have played a role in it, so take a moment to enter. This industry also showcases lacrosse, running and road sports and combat sports (all three of those have ancient roots) as well as a newer sport with a North American pedigree: cheer, and sports venues made by nature. Happy reading.
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