SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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Page 62 of 165 December 2016 61 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands, everyone comes to play! Whether it's kicking back with your toes in the sand or kicking the winning goal on the field, you'll find this destination is an extraordinary location for competitive sporting events. And, with the addition of the all-new Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, athletes and their fam- ilies will discover why this region is ideal for sports and family fun. Less than an hour's drive from both Cleveland and Toledo, and easily accessi- ble via the Ohio Turnpike and other major state routes, Lake Erie Shores & Islands accommodates sports families with more than 8,000 sleeping rooms and more than 615,000 square feet of event space. There are numerous entertainment options to enhance your experience including Cedar Point, the Lake Erie Islands, and five indoor waterpark resorts. At Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands, gymnastics, dance, cheer, bowling and billiard competitions are hosted year-round; while sports such as golf, lacrosse, volley- ball and soccer utilize seasonal outdoor green spaces. Lake Erie provides a refresh- ing natural venue for fishing tournaments, sailing regattas and more; plus, the lake- front offers an ideal backdrop for running competitions and obstacle challenge races. Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB directly supports new and recurring events through assisting in the hotel and venue bid pro- cesses, event promotional grants, providing support staff, and introducing planners to local officials and sponsors. Aaron B. Del Mar, founder and CEO of Adrenaline Sports Management agrees, "Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB has been instrumen- tal in the development and success of the Santa Hustle race series. From its inception in Sandusky five years ago, the CVB has worked with us step-by-step to help our event flourish. We could not have had such quick and overwhelming success without their support and professionalism; they are truly an example of the kind of CVB that makes it happen!" With miles of shoreline, loads of fam- ily-friendly attractions, and acres of first- class facilities, it's easy to see why Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands is America's Sports and Family Fun Capital! n At Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands— America's Sports and Family Fun Capital! Amanda Smith Rasnick, CMP, Director of Group Sales (800) 255-3743 (419) 625-2984 Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB

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