SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced that Destination Irvine in Irvine, CA has been recognized as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winner.

Award winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January 2018 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.

Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the youth and amateur sports groups they host. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system.

This is the tenth year for the SportsEvents Readers’ Choice Award. More than 5,000 votes were recorded as planners and industry suppliers participated in the survey to help create a list of the winners.

“The destinations and venues nominated for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards are outstanding examples of how sports commissions, CVBs and tourism departments diligently work to provide best-in-class service to the youth and amateur organizations and tournaments they host,” said Sherri Middleton, Managing Editor.

“It is my honor to recognize Destination Irvine as a 2018 winner. Your dedication to youth and amateur sports and the creativity and passion your organization exhibits is a perfect example of excellence in the sports events industry,” Middleton said.

ABOUT DESTINATION IRVINE
Under the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.) positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts. 

ABOUT SPORTSEVENTS MEDIA GROUP
SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports CVBs, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers.

The sports events industry’s only true multi-media company unites sports event buyers and suppliers with the leading monthly magazine (SportsEvents), online (www.sportseventsmagazine.com), through social media, and with face-to-face conferences and trade shows—S.P.O.R.T.S. – The Relationship Conference.

ABOUT COVEY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
Founded and owned by J. Talty O’Connor, Covey Communications Corp. is a multimedia company that publishes nationally distributed magazines for targeted markets. In addition to SportsEvents Magazine and its ancillary titles, Covey Communications Corp. also publishes ConventionSouth, the leading publication and website in the United States for meeting and convention planners who book events in the South; Condo Owner, serving the Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast; and Crossties, an internationally known railroad industry publication.