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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
  • NCAA Women's Crusader Classic Bowling Tournament
  • National Paintball League Chicago Open
  • 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 recognized the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau with a "Champions of Economic Impact" Sports Award in 2015 for the American Taekwondo Association Class "A" Tournament, held in Lynwood at the Southland Center, a Ho-Chunk Enterprise.

South Suburjoel.jpgban 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 (2017).

Joel Koester was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Sports magazine’s “Game Changers” feature in the fall 2017 issue and was presented with the Game Changer award during Connect Sports 2017 in New Orleans.


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