We are excited to announce that Columbia Regional Sports Council has received a SportsEvents Readers' Choice Award! We want to send a big "thank you" to the readers of SportsEvents Magazine for choosing us an award-worthy resource in planning and hosting sports groups!

Every year, the January issue of SportsEvents highlights some of the United States most creative and professional convention and visitors bureaus, sports commissions and venues. Nominations were made by sports events owners and planners who receive the magazine monthly, identifying and voting on venues and commissions they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward groups.

'Due to the power of social media and online voting capabilities, we received an overwhelming response from readers this year, which allowed SportsEvents to honor more than 100 destinations and venues'and the marketing organizations that represent them'with a 2012 Readers' Choice Award,' said Kristen McIntosh, SportsEvents editor. 'These award winners have proven they are willing to go above and beyond the normal service levels expected by providing both the physical attributes and commitment to hospitality and service that today's discriminating sports event planners demand. It is an honor to announce their selection by sports event planners as some of the best in the United States.'

Look for the winners in the January 2012 issue or view the full list of recipients at SportsEvents online.

Thanks again, SportsEvents readers!