HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Visit Hutch has announced that the 2018 NJCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Championship, known as “The Tournament,” has been nominated for a SportsTravel Award in the category of “Collegiate – Best Single-Sport Event.” “The Tournament” is up against four other national collegiate sporting events.
Voting for the SportsTravel Award is open now to the public through Wednesday, Aug. 15, at www.sportstravelawards.com.
The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. Awards in those three categories will be given for Best Single-Sport Event, Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event, and Best Sports Event Series or Circuit. Voters will also pick the Best New Sports Event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from the nominated events.
The SportsTravel Awards are a product of Northstar Travel Group, the host of the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo. The winners of each category will be announced during an awards presentation at the 2018 TEAMS Conference & Expo on Oct. 3, 2018. Visit Hutch staff will be in attendance at the conference and awards presentation.
“The NJCAA Basketball Championship has called Hutchinson home for over 70 years. It would be an honor for The American Legion, the community and the NJCAA to be able to bring this award home,” LeAnn Cox, Vice President of Operations & Tourism for Visit Hutch and the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, said.
Hutchinson has hosted events that have been nominated in previous years, including the 2013 NJCAA D1 Outdoor Track & Field Championship and, most recently, the 2017 NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship.