February 01, 2009

Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau recognized by SportsEvents Magazine

In the January 2009 issue of SportsEvents Magazine, the Greater Raleigh area and its official destination marketing organization, the Greater Raleigh CVB, were recognized as one of the "Places to Watch in 2009".

Readers of the magazine were asked to nominate the best sports-friendly destinations and venues for SportsEvents Magazine's inaugural "Readers' Choice Awards".

Along with being included in the "Places to Watch in 2009", the Greater Raleigh CVB received an "Award of Excellence" certificate that recognized the organization for "exhibiting outstanding professionalism, creativity and dedication in the sports event planning industry."

"When we put the call out to readers to nominate sports planners and sports-friendly destinations and venues for SportsEvents Magazine's Annual Readers' Choice Awards, we asked them to recommend only the best," said J. Talty O'Connor, publisher of SportsEvents Magazine. "We believe our select group of planners, destination marketing organizations, and fields and facilities not only meet but exceed the high demands of producing successful sports events today."

This type of recognition shows that Greater Raleigh has clearly developed an excellent reputation around the country as a top sports destination.

SportsEvents Magazine is a nationally distributed magazine read by owners and planners of sports events and sports competitions, including national governing bodies, regional directors, league managers, coaches associations, sports commissions, and other sports event owners. For more information, visit http://www.sportseventsmagazine.com