2017 Tourism Event of the Year
The Tourism Event of the Year Award was presented to the Midwest Sports Productions USSSA Elite Select World Fastpitch Championship that was held on July 10-16, 2017. Opening ceremonies are held at T-Bones Stadium. The championship series hosts 256 Premier 12U-18U Girls Fastpitch Teams from all over the country as well as Mexico. An estimated 7,000 total room nights were generated from the event. The award was accepted by Jeremy McDowell, owner of Midwest Sports Productions, and Executive Vice President of USSSA.