SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2015 120 hen thinking about a sports venue/facility, a winery typically is not the first thing that comes to mind. But then again, you have to be in wine country, and Santa Rosa is in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Located just 50 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is the fifth largest city in the Bay Area, a place for those craving adventure. With so much to see and do, we are truly "out there in the middle of everything." With more than 400 wineries, miles of vineyards, coast line, redwood forests, rivers and lakes, Sonoma Wine Country is the perfect place for a variety of sport- ing events. Cycling, marathons, triathlons, team sports, from amateur competitions to senior games, from basketball to bocce ball, we enjoy them all here, all year round. Athletes who participate in The Santa Rosa Marathon (a qualifier for the Boston Marathon) make their way through the DeLoach Barrel Cellar during the first leg of their run. Hockey players and figure skaters can be found at Snoopy's Home Ice, a rink built by Charles Schulz (creator of Peanuts). Cyclists can pedal like a pro through beautiful wine country terrain with Levi Leipheimer's (Olympic Medalist and top 10 Tour de France finisher) GranFondo. And, how about a round of golf at one of the many scenic courses located in Sonoma County? Let the team at Visit Santa Rosa assist in your next adventure! n W Stay & Play In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country Charlene Lennon Director of Group Sales & Sports Development (707) 524-2114, (707) 577-8674 or (800) 404-7673 Visit Santa Rosa "As Director of Group Sales & Sports Development, I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of sporting events, at all ages and ability levels, all of which complement our Sonoma Wine Country healthy and fun lifestyle while creating a positive impact on our community."

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