Who We Are
As the only trade association for the sports tourism industry, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), and sports event owners. The NASC is committed to increasing the effectiveness of nearly 650 member organizations and 1,600 sports event professionals. Our promise is to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members - sports destinations, sports event owners, and suppliers to the industry - and to protect the integrity of the industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Sports Event Industry
Giving Back: Sports Legacy Fund
Like our member organizations, the NASC strives to make a positive impact on the community in which our events are held. Each year the NASC partners with the host city of the Sports Event Symposium to donate the proceeds from the Sports Legacy Fund to a worthy organization in the host community.
The Sports Legacy Fund is a way for members of the sports tourism community to make a personal and lasting impact on the lives of youth in the host communities for the annual NASC Sports Event Symposium. Originally developed by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission as an equipment donation program, the Sports Legacy Fund enriches the lives of youth in host communities. Since its inception, the program has made sporting goods contributions and monetary donations to the youth sports communities in Lexington, Dallas, Omaha, Denver, Columbus, and Greensboro. Learn more about the Sports Legacy Fund.
Industry Recognition: Annual Member Awards
Each year, the Awards Committee recognizes the achievements of our Active category members. Activities, events, marketing campaigns, web strategies, etc. must have occurred between January 1 and December 31 in the year prior to entry submission. Learn more about the NASC Member Awards.
Mission & Objectives
The NASC provides an outlet for communication between sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus, event rights holders and suppliers to the sports event travel industry. This increases access to sports event information, awareness of issues within the industry, advancement of sporting events and value of organizations in their own community and the sports industry.
Annual General Membership Meeting
Board of Directors & Staff
The NASC Board of Directors consists of the Officers, the Immediate Past Chairman, twelve (12) individuals representing Active Members, two (2) individuals representing Allied Members, and two (2) individuals representing the Rights Holder Members in good standing with the Association. Board of Directors
The NASC operates with a staff that oversees day-to-day operations and is dedicated to all aspects of member services and events. Staff
NASC committees allow members to unite under a common banner and address pressing issues facing the sports event travel ndustry. They also guide the programming and content of NASC's annual events. All NASC committees are comprised of NASC members and at least one staff liaison, providing you with the opportunity to directly connect with the NASC leadership and better ensure that common concerns are addressed to the Board of Directors. Committees