SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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Page 14 of 59 November 2017 15 Down To Business... Kent Stock kicked off the day with his inspirational breakfast story about the Norway, Iowa baseball team and how the team defied the odds to win Norway's 20 th state title. As head coach that season, Stock recalled the magic of that game before Norway merged with Benton Community. A 2007 film, "The Final Season" recalls the history and legend of the team and its coach. The breakfast buffet was sponsored by Panama City Beach and mimosas and keepsake cups were provided by Lake Erie Shores & Islands. One-On-One Appointments No speed dating here. Appointments provided plenty of time for planners and DMOs to get down to business during two scheduled sessions each day of the conference. Thanks to Pure Michigan Sports for sponsoring this business opportunity. Opening Luncheon Stand-up comedian Kenny Zimling- haus brought light-hearted enter- tainment to the opening luncheon. Zimlinghaus was sponsored by the Hawaii Convention Center, while the opening luncheon was sponsored by Team Iowa Sports. Day 2: Sports Courts Daytona Beach made sure everyone had a chance to burn off some energy on the Sports Courts between sessions throughout the day. Golf, basketball, pickleball, cornhole and more activities kept attendees entertained. After Hours TEAM Kentucky provided Kentucky bourbon, Kentucky Mules and beer in the private lounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids to wind down the day. Solution Room The Solution Room created opportunities for everyone to share their concerns, discuss issues related to the industry and enjoy lively debates each afternoon. Veterans Memo- rial Civic and Convention Center hosted this informative session where topics turned to solutions. Networking Reception Traveling Teams provided appetizers and drinks at the end of the day to give everyone a chance to unwind and discuss the day's events. Afterward, "Take a Prospect to Dinner" provided free time to enjoy downtown Cedar Rapids with a new acquaintance or an old colleague.

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