Meet the 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Winners

Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards|Beth Porreca|Larry Fullmer|Gay Polo League|Virginia Beach Rock n Roll Marathon|AAU Girls Volleyball|Mike Hill, Hilton Worldwide|XPO Game Festival, Tulsa|Triple Crown Volleyball NIT|ESPN Wide World of Sports|HITS, Inc.
Connect Sports is pleased to introduce to you the winners of the 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards. These people, events and facilities will be recognized on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at a reception at Connect Sports in New Orleans. Congratulations to all!

Beth PorrecaSports Event Organizer of the Year (Nonprofit)

Beth Porreca USA Football  

Mike Hill, Hilton WorldwideHotel Professional of the Year

Mike Hill Hilton Worldwide  

AAU Girls VolleyballBest Amateur Sporting Event of the Year

AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships Orlando  

NCAA Beach Beach volleyball Gulf Shores, AlabamaBest New Sporting Event of the Year

NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships Gulf Shores, Ala.  

XPO Game Festival, TulsaBest Homegrown Sporting Event

XPO Game Festival Tulsa Oklahoma  

Virginia Beach Rock n Roll MarathonBest Adult Sporting Event of the Year

Virginia Beach Rock & Roll Marathon and American Music Festival Virginia Beach, Virginia  

T-Mobile ArenaSports Venue of the Year

T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas  

Triple Crown Volleyball NITFastest Growing Sporting Event of the Year

Triple Crown Volleyball NIT Salt Lake City  

HITS, Inc.Sports Organizer of the Year (For profit)

HITS, Inc.    

Gay Polo League

LGBTQ Sporting Event of the Year

The Annual International Gay Polo Tournament Palm Beach, Florida  

Larry FullmerCommunity Hero Award

Larry Fullmer Rocky Mountain Golden Gloves  

ESPN Wide World of SportsSports Supplier of the Year

ESPN Wide World of Sports Kissimmee, Florida