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GULF SHORES, Ala. (Nov. 13, 2019) SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced that Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau in Lansing, IL has been recognized as a 2019 Readers’Choice Award winner.

Award-winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January 2019 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 beginning in early September and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system. A record number of votes were cast for the annual contest that concluded on Nov. 9, 2018.

This is the eleventh year for the SportsEvents Readers’ Choice Award. Votes were also cast for Sports Events Planners to Watch and Sports Events to Watch.

“The destinations and venues nominated for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards are outstanding examples of how sports commissions and CVBs provide exemplary service to youth and amateur sporting events,” said Sherri Middleton, Managing Editor. “It is my honor to recognize Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau as a 2019 Destination winner,” Middleton said.

“This award speaks to the excellent variety of sporting venues offered here in the Chicago Southland,” said Jim Garrett, President / CEO for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This honor encourages the need for continued sports product development which helps us grow as a sports destination.”

A downloadable, high-res 2019 Readers’ Choice Award logo is available at



SportsEvents Media Group, the publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, 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.


Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Loren Petrakis-Mueller - Communications Manager

2304 173rd Street   Lansing, IL 60438

Phone: 708-895-8200 Fax: 708-895-8288 Toll-free: 888-895-8233

Loren@VisitChicagoSouthland.com     VisitChicagoSouthland.com

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