Founded in 2011 by the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau, the Santa Clara Sports Group (SCSG) is celebrating its third full year. The group meets on a quarterly basis to focus on existing sporting events, to attract additional events and to establish leads and future business for the city.
The ultimate goal of SCSG is to host more sporting events throughout Santa Clara utilizing the city’s many sports facilities while increasing economic impact to local businesses. The group has minimal funding, but through Convention and Visitors Bureau funds has been able to become a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC). The founding board represents Santa Clara’s sports facilities and organizations, including representatives from Mission College Athletics, Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara University Athletics, Santa Clara Parks and Recreation, San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara Vanguard, and California’s Great America.
According to Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau President & CEO Steve Van Dorn, “Santa Clara has the combination of world-class sports facilities and community volunteers to make the city a top destination for sporting events.” For more information on the Santa Clara Sports Group, visit www.SantaClaraSportsGroup.org and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.