Meet the 2018 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Award Winners

2018 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Award Winners|Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest|Meijer State Games of Michigan
Connect Sports is pleased to introduce to you the winners of the 2018 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards, sponsored by Best Western. These people, events and facilities were recognized at Connect Sports in Salt Lake City. Congratulations to all!

Jeff Dyrek USA BadmintonSports Event Organizer of the Year (Nonprofit)

Jeff Dyrek USA Badminton  

TIm EllisHotel Professional of the Year

Tim Ellis Wyndham Hotel Group  

NJCAA World SeriesBest Amateur Sporting Event of the Year

NJCAA World Series Grand Junction, Colorado    
Meijer State Games of Michigan

Best Homegrown Sporting Event

Meijer State Games of Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan  

NXL Paintball World CupBest Adult Sporting Event of the Year

NXL Paintball World Cup Kissimmee, Florida  

PittsburghSports Venue of the Year

David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh    
Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest

Fastest Growing Sporting Event of the Year

Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest Pittsburgh  

John DavidSports Organizer of the Year (For profit)

John David USA BMX    

NAGAA World Series

LGBTQ Sporting Event of the Year

NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series  

Vince ChelenaCommunity Hero Award

Vince Chelena Turn Two for Youth  

Travel PortlandSports Supplier of the Year

Cathy Kretz and Michael Cavanaugh Travel Portland