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Dallas Sports Commission (DSC)
Executive Update, March 2019


The Aloft Dallas Hotel shows off their trophy for winning the 2019 NCA All-Star Hotel Competition

National Cheerleaders Association (NCA)

Cheer season in Dallas continued March 1-3 when NCA held their All-Star Nationals at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.  Held in Dallas since 1988, NCA All-Star is the largest cheer competition in the country.  More than 1,300 teams and 23,400 athletes converged on Dallas with 43 states and 10 countries represented!

Congratulations go out to the Aloft Dallas Hotel, winners of the 2019 NCA All-Star National Championship Hotel Spirit Competition!  Thank you for showing our visitors a little extra Texas hospitality during their stay!

61st Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee

Abhijay Kodali won the 61st Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee presented by the Dallas Sports Commission at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on March 9.  Kodali, 12, a 6th grader at McKamy Middle School in Flower Mound, recorded a perfect score of 25 on a written test that was given to the final four contestants.  He was the co-winner of the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee in 2018 and finished 3rd at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  He will again represent the Dallas Region at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee that takes place May 26-31 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Additional DSC events in March:

  • Dallas selected by USA Volleyball to host the 2020 Girls' Junior National Championship, March 5
  • Site visit with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, March 5
  • LOC meeting for the NHL Winter Classic, March 7
  • Staff attended the VisitDallas Master Class, March 8
  • Idea Health and Fitness Association, March 8-10
  • Planning meeting with Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, March 12
  • Site Visit with Austin Junior Volleyball Southwest Classic, March 12
  • Sales meeting with Major League Gaming, March 13
  • Staff attended A-Line Sports & Entertainment press event, March 13
  • Pre-event planning meeting with World Food Championships, March 14
  • Dallas selected to host the 2020 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, March 15
  • Planning meeting for NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series bid, March 18
  • Site visit with the NHL Winter Classic, March 19-20
  • NHL Winter Classic Press Conference, March 20
  • Minecraft Minefaire, March 22-24
  • NCAA Alcohol and Substance Abuse Conference, March 22-24
  • Read, Play, Talk Fair with Dallas ISD & Mesquite ISD, March 23
  • Pumas vs. Pachuca soccer match, March 23
  • Monica Paul participated in the Dallas Regional Chamber's Leadership Insight event, March 27
  • Staff attended the AT&T Byron Nelson Kickoff Luncheon, March 28
  • American Junior Golf Association Preview at Brookhaven, March 28-31