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January 5, 2012





John Carnifax, James City County Parks & Recreation


SportsEvents announces 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Winners


James City County Parks and Recreation has been chosen as a SportsEvents’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Winner. Annually, the January issue of SportsEvents Magazine highlights some of the United States and Canada’s most creative and professional convention and visitors bureaus, sports commissions and venues as selected by the readers of SportsEvents magazine, the #1 national sports event planning publication. The Readers’ Choice Award nominees and winners are voted on by event organizers and sports events owners and planners who receive SportsEvents Magazine monthly. The winners were selected based on the results from an online system that registered more than 3,000 votes.

James City County was one of only three Virginia localities to receive the honor, based on their high standard of professionalism and quality service in hosting sporting events.  A complete list of award winners is available online and will appear in the January issue of SportsEvents.


Nominations were received from readers throughout the year. “Due to the power of social media and online voting capabilities, we received an overwhelming response from readers this year, which allowed SportsEvents to honor more than 100 destinations and venues—and the marketing organizations that represent them, said Kristen McIntosh, SportsEvents editor. “These award winners have proven they are willing to go above and beyond the normal service levels expected by providing both the physical attributes and commitment to hospitality and service that today’s discriminating sports event planners demand. It is an honor to announce their selection by sports event planners as some of the best in the United States.”




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