The WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship 2018 is in the running for a PRESTIGE Award of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance. The event is a finalist in the category of Canadian Sport Event of the Year for events with a budget of less then CAD$ 1 million.
Felix Casavant, the co-chair of the organizing committee, commented: “It’s such a positive reflection on the city and what we can do as volunteers when we put our minds to it.”
The WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship 2018 generated a profit of CAD$ 150,000. The average attendance to the games was over 2,000 fans per day.
Casavant and co-chair Derek Smith were named earlier in January the 61st Prince Albert Citizens of the Year.
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WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari congratulated the organizing committee: “It’s a great accomplishment indeed. We are proud of the fact WBSC events have such an impact on local communities.”
The PRESTIGE (Programme Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives Games and Events) Awards are now in their 13th year. They have honoured exceptional events, people and organizations since 2007.
Rick Traer, CEO of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, announced that the awards programme received more than 40 entries this year.
The Award presentations is set to take places on Wednesday, 20 March, during the annual Sport Events Congress in Otawa. Radio Canada broadcaster and Olympian Alexandre Despatie will host the presentation.