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DSC's Ginger Lively Cade Named a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer

Ginger Lively Cade, sales director at the Dallas Sports Commission, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Sports magazine's "Game Changers" feature in the Fall 2019 issue. Connect Sports is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to professionals and planners in the sports tourism industry.  An annual feature in Connect Sports magazine, "Game Changers" honors innovative leaders who have earned respect from industry professionals and media.  Ginger was recognized in front of her peers at Connect Sports in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 26.

NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series Awarded to Dallas for 2021

On September 1 it was announced the Dallas will host the 45th NAGAAA (North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance) Gay Softball World Series in 2021.  Dallas hosted the GSWS in 2014, 2004 and 1998, and it is the largest annual, LGBT single-sport, week-long athletic competition in the world.  More than 200 teams from the 46 member cities across North America compete to qualify and represent their city in one of five divisions.

Additional DSC events in August:

  • Planning meeting for NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series Bid, August 5
  • Big D Bowling Classic, August 8-11
  • Met with Scott Hanover, new Executive Director for Dallas Tennis Association regarding future partnership opportunities, August 9
  • USA Power Lifting Southern Regional, August 10-12
  • Planning meeting with SMU for NCAA 2020 Women's Basketball Regional, August 12
  • Site visit with the NHL for the NHL Winter Classic, August 12-13
  • Site visit for NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series, August 14-15
  • Planning meeting with Texas Open Pickleball Nationals, August 15
  • DSC Advisory Board meeting, August 15
  • Planning meeting with FC Dallas for National Soccer Hall of Fame Weekend, August 16
  • Monica Paul attended the WISE Advisory Board lunch on August 16
  • Texas Regional Sports Summit, August 23-24
  • Staff attended Connect Sports Marketplace in Louisville, KY, August 26-28
  • Marketing teleconference with the NCAA for the 2020 Women's Basketball Regional, August 27
  • MexTour planning call with SUM/MLS, Dallas Cowboys and FC Dallas regarding Hispanic Heritage activation for FMF and 2020 match dates, fan fest, reading program and other promotional ideas, August 27
  • Assisted with the AdvoCare Classic football game at AT&T Stadium, August 31
  • Joe Albsmeyer participated in bid presentation in Kansas City for the 2021 NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series, August 31
  • Submitted a bid to host the 2020 League of Legends Championship Series Summer Finals
  • Submitted a bid to host the 2021 US Youth Soccer Association's National President's Cup