GULF SHORES, Ala.— January 14, 2011 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the Bowling Green Area CVB have been named to SportsEvents Magazine’s coveted list of “Destinations to Watch in 2011,” which recognizes outstanding destinations and venues for hosting sporting events with a “Readers’ Choice Award.” 

A special feature highlighting the destinations as well as event organizers recognized for their efforts was included in the January 2011 issue of SportsEvents Magazine. 

SportsEvents Magazine is the sports events industry’s #1 publication dedicated to helping organizers of sports events be more successful and efficient with their events. The industry professionals, destinations and venues profiled in SportsEvents Magazine’s January 2010 issue were nominated by readers of the magazine and by their industry peers.

Bowling Green was acknowledged for excellence within the destinations and venues category.

Sports event planners nominated their favorite destinations and venues for hosting sports events. The destinations and the marketing organizations that represent the recognized destinations have proven they are willing to go above and beyond the normal service levels expected by providing both the physical attributes and commitment to hospitality and service that today’s discriminating sports event planners demand.

SportsEvents readers really stepped up to identify and provide specific details about the recognized destinations,” said J. Talty O’Connor, publisher of SportsEvents Magazine. “According to those who nominated this select group of event organizers, destinations, and fields and facilities, the honorees not only meet but also exceed the high demands of producing successful sports events today.”

In addition to being profiled in SportsEvents’ “Destinations to Watch” special feature, the sports event organizers and marketing organizations representing the destinations that were selected will receive a certificate commemorating the honor, along with complimentary copies of the January 2011 issue of SportsEvents Magazine that includes the special feature. Honorees also will receive a digital version of the seal to be used for promotional purposes in identifying them as providing excellent service in the sports events industry.

About SportsEvents Media Group SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is known for providing industry leading products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, CVBs, hotels, insurance companies, and other sports events industry suppliers. For years, the sports events industry’s only true multi-media company has united sports event buyers and suppliers with the leading monthly feature magazine (SportsEvents), on- line, through social media with Facebook and Twitter, and with face-to-face conferences and trade shows—S.P.O.R.T.S. SportsEvents’ new EventMatch service allows event organizers to enlist the aid of a team of professionals whose job it is to help them find the right sites for their events.

About Covey Communications Corp. Founded and owned by J. Talty O’Connor, Covey Communications Corp. is a multimedia company that publishes nationally distributed magazines for targeted markets. In addition to SportsEvents Magazine and its ancillary titles, Covey Communications Corp. also publishes ConventionSouth, the leading publication and website in the United States for meeting and convention planners who book events in the South; Condo Owner, serving Alabama/Mississippi/Perdido Key Gulf Coast and Florida Emerald Coast; and Crossties, an internationally known railroad industry publication. For more information, visit Covey's website.

Contact: Kristen McIntosh Editor, SportsEvents Magazine kmcintosh@coveypubs.com or 251-968-5300