SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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December 2015 24 My family and I live and breathe sports. When my husband, Max, and I married in 1982 he participated in semi-professional football sports, baseball compe- titions and competitive water ski tournaments. During his free time, Max also coached youth and middle school sports. I have three sons who competed in many youth and high school basketball, baseball, and football competitions. My son, David, was the very frst quarterback from the state of Tennessee to receive a full paid scholarship from the University of Notre Dame, where he competed with Brady Quinn. David also participated in collegiate level football at Western Kentucky University. As a team mom, I truly understand the importance of providing top-notch facilities, hotel accommodations, and services for travel teams, spectators, coaches and their families. Please consider booking your next sporting event with a passionate sports enthusiast who understands the game…me! n M y i n 1 t i t i o c o a m a M y t o r h e f o o t h e i m s e r v i c e s f o r t r a v e l t e a m s , s p e c t s p o r t i Stacie Pierce, TMP, CTTP - Director of Marketing - CVB, Rutherford (TN) County Chamber of Commerce SPECIAL FEATURE: CVBS & SPORTS COMMISSIONS As a lifelong resident of Marion County and avid sports enthusiast, I couldn't ask for a better job. My Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Fitness Management from Troy University gave me the competitive edge to land my dream job of working for the Ocala/Marion County Sports Commission. Previously, I had the opportunity to work for the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, where I learned event man- agement and turf maintenance. You could say I literally learned my job from the ground up. I recently celebrated two years of marriage, and met my wife while playing in a local softball league. When not at work you'll fnd me on the golf course or out on the local waterways bass fshing. n Corry Locke - Sports Marketing Specialist, Ocala/Marion County (FL) Visitors & Convention Bureau y S. Scott Powers - Executive Director, Columbia (SC) Regional Sports Council Sometimes going the extra mile is too far! I was thrilled when Columbia, SC had the opportunity to co-host the ICF Junior Wildwater World Championships in July of 2007. During the event, while trying to get the best photos possible just above Shandon Rapids, I slipped of a large rock and found myself submerged from the waist down. I was pinned to a large rock and unable to move for risk of being swept downstream. Thankfully, the Columbia Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Team came to the rescue before I was swept away—or lost any more pride. All I could think of was the headline in the newspaper the next day, "World Championships Host Committee Member Drowns During Event!" n

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