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Sports News & Recognition

Central Iowa Sports District In the News

November 11, 2016: Quidditch Comes to Story County with 2016 Midwest Regional Championships

November 2, 2016: State Games of America Coming to Ames & Des Moines

October 19, 2016: Cyclone Wrestling Club Hosts New “Best of the Best” Event, The Agony in Ames

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Our Recognition Says it All

NASC Member of the Year Award (2016)

NASC Member of the Year Award (2013)
NASC Member of the Year Award (2007)
The Ames Area Sports Commission received this important designation from the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) for their ongoing dedication to recruiting and hosting a variety of impressive athletic events in the community.

The award is presented annually to an active NASC member who has best demonstrated the positive impact they have within their community through hosting sporting and other community events.

TEAMS Best New Sports Event Award (2007)
The first ever Special Olympics USA National Games, hosted in Ames, IA during July 2006 was awarded the Best New Sports Event Award by Sports Travel Magazine at the 2007 Travel, Events and Management in Sports (TEAMS) 2007 Conference and Expo.

Winners were chosen based on their superior performance in the following areas: event’s host city was an enhancement to the overall event; outstanding spectator attendance; exceptional organization of the overall event; and the event presented both the competitors and spectators an exceptional experience.