The City of Independence Department of Tourism has received notification from SportsEvents Media Group of its inclusion in the 2012 class of Readers’ Choice Award winners. SportsEvents is an industry publication focused on helping sports events planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada.

The City of Independence Department of Tourism has received notification from SportsEvents Media Group of its inclusion in the 2012 class of Readers’ Choice Award winners. SportsEvents is an industry publication focused on helping sports events planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada.

Sports event professionals were asked to name the sports commission, convention and visitors bureaus, or sports events venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Top picks were selected based on the results from an online system that registered more than 3,000 votes.

Independence Tourism Director Cori Day said, “We are excited about this recognition, as we are focusing much of our current marketing efforts on the amateur sports market. This market will continue to grow and we are confident Independence can continue to meet the needs of these sports groups. It is a great compliment to be recognized by this esteemed group of sports professionals as a Readers’ Choice community.”

“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,” SportsEvents editor Kristen McIntosh, SportsEvents said.