CEO Mark Calitri speaks sports tourism in Owensboro Kentucky:
Both the Owensboro Police Department and Owensboro Fire Department were awarded a $750 check from Sports and Recreation company 3Up 3Down Tuesday at the Owensboro City Commission meeting. The company wanted to give back to Owensboro after holding several successful tournaments in the area this past year. In turn, OPD and OFD will be putting that money back into the community.
“Sports tourism is really important to our economy as a whole, and there are three really important components to that,” said Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO Mark Calitri. “One of the three most important components is to have quality event managers who bring good events to Owensboro.”
A part of that success comes from event planners and managers John and Trish Grass, who work with 3Up 3Down and their dedication to bettering cities like Owensboro.
“Prior to the season, Trish and I made a pledge to earmark at least one event each year to special people,” John Grass said. “This year we named our event the Armed Forces Tribute
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.