Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee

The Dallas Sports Commission presented the 59th Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4 at the WFAA-TV studios in downtown Dallas. The 2017 winner, Sohum Sukhatankar, a 5th grader from Allen, received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions. The Dallas Regional Spelling Bee is open to 4th-8th grade public, private, charter, and home school students within the 38-county Dallas region to become part of the 11 million students who take part across the country every year. Go to for additional information.


Visit Dallas Cycling

The Dallas Sports Commission and the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a national women's racing team, named Visit Dallas Cycling. The three-year partnership with the FCS Cycling women's team and local FCS cycling club highlights Dallas' commitment to wellness and its growing reputation as an active, outdoor city.

"We're thrilled to support the women's riding community with the creation of Visit Dallas Cycling," said Dallas CVB President Phillip Jones, a fitness enthusiast and triathlete. "Dallas is full of great green space and bike trails, and I can't wait to cheer the riders on as they represent the city."

Since the launch of the BIG Things Happen Here brand three years ago, Dallas has been growing in recognition as a destination for travel and leisure, meetings and conventions. In addition to traditional marketing efforts, the Dallas CVB strives to promote the brand in unique ways and capture new audiences, and the FCS Cycling partnership is an ideal fit for the city.

With more than 100 miles of beautiful and diverse urban hike and bike trails, and more under development, Dallas is recognized is a vibrant and energetic city with many options for an outdoor, fitness-focused lifestyle. Additionally, the temperate climate makes it ideal for rides and activities year-round.

"Dallas is a great place, and I hope that, as a team, we can bring attention to all that the city has to offer, and draw awareness to cycling in general," said racer and team manager Rachel Byus.

Comprised of nine elite athletes, Visit Dallas Cycling will compete nationally in races from Philadelphia to Phoenix. Team members include several prize-winning triathletes, an Olympic-level inline skater, a firefighter and two international racing champions.

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Dallas City FC Soccer Club

The Dallas Sports Commission and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (Dallas CVB) are the signature sponsor for the Dallas City FC soccer club.

The partnership puts the City of Dallas name and slogan "DALLAS, BIG THINGS HAPPEN HERE" on the back of every Dallas City FC jersey and training gear. The Dallas CVB will have presence throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth areas, as well as in team media and promotional initiatives. The sponsorship also places the Dallas CVB logo on Dallas City FC Academy and Youth jerseys.

Dallas City FC is an American soccer club that competes at the semi-professional level in the NPSL and WPSL and also operates its own player development program. The NPSL and WPSL are sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body for soccer in the United States and FIFA the world's ruling body for soccer.

"We look forward to the relationship between the Dallas Sports Commission, the Dallas CVB and Dallas City FC," said Monica Paul, Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission. "This is an opportunity for the Dallas CVB to garner both international and local exposure while partnering with a local up-and-coming soccer organization."

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