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Wrangler NFR and Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Nominated for SportsTravel Award


LAS VEGAS - July 27, 2012 - SportsTravel magazine has announced the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and 2012 Rock & Roll Marathon Series have each been nominated for a 2012 SportsTravel Award.

Events are nominated by the readers of SportsTravel magazine.  Criteria for nomination and voting includes superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event.  Final balloting is open through August 15, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the TEAMS'12 Conference & Expo, October 1-4, 2012 in Detroit.

"Since the location of the event is a major part of the criteria for being nominated, the people of Las Vegas should take great pride in knowing that events held in their city are being recognized for their excellence," said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo." SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry and they really know what it takes to execute a high-quality athletic event.  The SportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers and the cities that host sporting events for a job well done."

Official ballots are available in the July and August issues of SportsTravel magazine. Readers may also vote online at www.SportsTravelMagazine.com.  The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories.  Awards in those three categories will be given for best single-sport event, best multi-sport or multi-discipline event, and best sports event series or circuit.  Voters will also pick the best new sports event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from among the nominated events.

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