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Anthony Burton Wins 2016 Parks & Recreation Professionals Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents Magazine

Lansing, Ill. – SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced Anthony Burton, Director of the Matteson Parks & Recreation Department, Matteson, Ill. as one of its 2016 Parks and Recreation Professionals Readers’ Choice Award winners.

Sports event professionals were asked to nominate sports events planners, host destinations and parks and recreation professionals that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the organizations and events they represent. Nominations were received from readers throughout the nation and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system.

“It’s great having Anthony’s hard work and dedication for the Village of Matteson, recognized by SportsEvents Magazine,” said Jim Garrett, President / CEO for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “His enthusiasm to bring in sports events to the area not only helps make a positive economic impact on the region but his passion to help the youth of the Chicago Southland is unbridled and sets him above the rest.”

“SportsEvents readers came out in force to nominate and then to vote for their favorite sports event planner, destination or parks and recreation professional. Our team is proud to honor the nominees that received the most votes with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award,” said Carrie O’Connor, SportsEvents editorial coordinator. “It is clear, based on our readers’ experiences, that these award winners are willing to go above and beyond to produce outstanding events that participants, their families and spectators will want to experience again and again.”

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for leisure, meetings and conventions, group tour and sports events. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com


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