Seattle, Wash. (December 15, 2016)SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced Seattle Southside Tourism Authority as one of its 2017 Readers’ Choice Award winners.

Winners will be announced in the January 2017 issue of SportsEvents. Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system.

“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award and it means a lot coming from peers throughout the industry. Over the last few years, Seattle Southside has become a hotspot for sporting events in the Northwest, and this 2017 Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents solidifies Seattle Southside as a top sports destination in the United States.” said Kristina Thorne, Sports & Sales Development at Seattle Southside RTA.

About Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for South Seattle. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington and an idyllic place for meeting and event planners to hold their events. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com or call 877-885-9452.

About SportsEvents Media Group

SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, CVBs, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers. The sports events industry’s only true multi-media company unites sports event buyers and suppliers with the leading monthly magazine (SportsEvents), online (www.sportseventsmagazine.com), through social media, and with face-to-face conferences and trade shows—S.P.O.R.T.S. – The Relationship Conference.

About Covey Communications Corp.

Founded and owned by J. Talty O’Connor, Covey Communications Corp. is a multimedia company that publishes nationally distributed magazines for targeted markets. In addition to SportsEvents Magazine and its ancillary titles, Covey Communications Corp. also publishes ConventionSouth, the leading publication and website in the United States for meeting and convention planners who book events in the South; Condo Owner, serving the Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast; and Crossties, an internationally known railroad industry publication.