SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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Page 68 of 165 December 2016 67 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE We are far from par, trust us. Abilene is the place to play with our desirable central location, friendly folks and quality venues. Call us today to book your next regional or playoff game and we'll make sure it's a hole in one. Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Alliance • 800.727.7704 • Photo by Doug Hodel lay in Abilene, Texas, where champions are made! The history of the Wild West is synonymous with excitement, strength, creativity and spirit. In Abilene, that frontier spirit lives on. The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau Sports Alliance is sure that when you plan to have your sporting event in Abilene it will far and away exceed your expectations. We invite you to play in the defining city of West Texas and enjoy the benefits of our centrally located city, in addition to a journey through history, authentic culture and warm hospitality. Once you have been to Abilene, you, too, will agree it is a place where culture and Western heritage are both a birthright and a pastime. So, pack your boots or bring your pearls and meet in a place you can call home for a few days. Take a stroll down our restored and charming downtown area. Savor the tasty dishes in our restaurants and tour our family-friendly downtown, complete with local boutiques, museums and one of the largest storybook sculpture gardens in the world that includes bronzes from Dr. Seuss, William Joyce and more. Let the spirits guide you through the Wild West with life-sized holographic figures depicting life on the Texas frontier from the 1780s to the 1880s at Frontier TX! Remember the boots you brought? You can kick up your heels and enjoy a sizzling mesquite-grilled steak at one of our area ranches. The ACVB can assist with personal- ized event planning, group incentives, and more than 3,300 hotel rooms with flexible meeting space. It is no wonder Abilene hosts more than 300 meetings a year and is listed as one of the Top Texas Destinations! We invite you to consider Abilene as a site for your next athletic en- deavor and look forward to making more champions with you! n P Abilene's Family-Friendly, Central Location Wins Big! Abilene CVB "Abilene offers you a sports-friendly city, easy travel to venues, unique restaurants and attractions with a Western flair and uncompromising Southern hospitality. Come to Abilene—where champions are made." Debi Shultz Director of Sales (325) 676-2556 or (800) 727-7704

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