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Hosted Events & Awards

Hosted Events
The Chicago Southland has a great "track" record of hosting successful national and international sports events including:

  • 1997 USGA U.S. Senior Open 
  • 2003 USGA U.S. Open
  • 2015 USGA U.S. Amateur
  • Amateur Athletic Union
  • American Junior Golf Association
  • American Pool Players Association
  • American Taekwondo Association
  • BeerFit Brew Mile
  • Chicagoland Lacrosse Getaway Festival
  • Cochrane & Jablonic Cups, Southland Regatta (Collegiate Rowing)
  • Fishers of Men National Bass Fishing Tournament
  • Illinois High School Association AA Baseball Finals
  • Illinois High School Association Boys Gymnastics Finals
  • Illinois State Open Miniature Golf Tournament
  • IMG 7v7 Midwest Regional Championship
  • Little League Softball Central Regional Championships
  • Metropolitan Junior Baseball League National Championship
  • NCAA Division II Baseball Regional
  • National Professional Paintball League Super 7 World Series
  • National Softball Association
  • Nike Spring Showdown AAU/NCAA
  • North American Grappling Association
  • Professional Bowlers Association
  • Pylon Elite 7v7 Football
  • STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships
  • U.S. Log Rolling Open
  • U.S. Open Pro Mini Golf Tournament
  • USA Football Midwest Regional Developmental Camp
  • USA Judo
  • USA Rugby
  • USASA Soccer - Midwest & National Cup Finals
  • USSSA Baseball
  • Western Golf Association
  • Western Open Miniature Golf Tournament

Sports Awards

SportsEvents Magazine named the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Professional & Collegiate U.S. Championships and United States Log Rolling Open as 2017 Sports Events to Watch.

SportsEvents Magazine named Anthony Burton an Award Winning Parks & Recreation Professional in January of 2016.

Sports Destination Management Magazine recently recognized the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau for their Economic Impact in Sports Tourism for the American Taekwondo Association Class "A" Tournament, held in Lynwood at the Southland Center, a Ho-Chunk Enterprise.

South Suburban Park and Recreation Professional Association recognized the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau with a Special Recognition Award for their dedication and continued support of the organization.

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