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www.sportseventsmagazine.com December 2016 73 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions he smell of freshly-cut grass, topnotch facilities and the taste of victory keep teams coming back year after year. Southwest Louisi- ana, known as the "Youth Sports Capital of Louisiana" is a memorable place to bring your tournament. The area has a network of first-rate athletic facilities that make us the ideal venue for tournaments of all shapes and sizes especially basketball and softball/ baseball. In addition, Southwest Louisiana features a beautiful lakefront that is perfect for volleyball, rowing, jet-ski competitions and power boating events and competitions. Each group will have the added benefit of working with the experienced Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau staff in coordinating each tournament and utilizing the area's extensive pool of resources including transportation, accommodations, catering and extracurricular activities for attendees and guests. Lake Charles and Sulphur, two of the hub cities, are easily located along Interstate 10, just 140 miles east of Houston and 218 miles west of New Orleans, featur- ing nearly 7,000 hotel rooms in Southwest Louisiana that offer a variety of amenities. Southwest Louisiana is home to food, fun and culture with hundreds of restaurants to choose from with succulent crawfish, crabs, gumbo and traditional Cajun music. In between games, take part in one of the more than 75 annual fairs and festivals that go on year-round, making Southwest Louisiana the Festival Capital of Louisiana. Or, spot an alligator on the Creole Nature All-American Road and visit museums, including the Mardi Gras Museum or the USS Orleck Naval Museum. The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau staff is dedicated to making every event a hit, and we're ready to help you with everything from site selection to media coverage. n T The Sweet Smell of Victory! Lake Charles/Southwest Louisi ana Eric Zartler, Sales Director (337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952 email@example.com www.visitlakecharles.org Lake Charles/ Southwest Louisiana CVB www.monsoursphotography.com