2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Nominated for SportsTravel Award

The Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been nominated for a 2012 SportsTravel Award. Events are nominated by the readers of SportsTravel, the sports world’s event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event. Final balloting is open through August 15, 2012. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS ’12 Conference & Expo, October 1-4, 2012, in Detroit.

“Since the location of the event is a major part of the criteria for being nominated, the people of Greensboro should take great pride in knowing that an event held in their city is being recognized for its excellence,” said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. “SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry and they really know what it takes to execute a high-quality athletic event,” said Schneider. “The SportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers and the cities that host sporting events for a job well done.”

Official ballots are available in the July and August issues of SportsTravel magazine. Readers may also find more information and vote online at http://www.SportsTravelMagazine.com. The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. Awards in those three categories will be given for best single-sport event, best multi-sport or multi-discipline event, and best sports event series or circuit. Voters will also pick the best new sports event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from among the nominated events.

The TEAMS ’12 Conference and Expo is the world’s largest annual gathering for the sports-event and sports-related travel industry. For further information or to register, visit http://www.TEAMSconference.com.

About the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to aggressively market Greensboro’s assets, maximizing economic impact while providing excellent visitor service. Guilford County ranks third in the state in travel and tourism expenditures, with over $1 billion generated in 2010 and more than 11,000 people employed in travel-related jobs.