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Danville is hiring a agency to develop a sports activities tourism strategic advertising and marketing plan for town. 

A request for proposals in search of bids from potential contractors was posted Jan. 13. 

“Town of Danville and Pittsylvania County is within the course of of making a brand new tourism program,” mentioned Lisa Meriwether, tourism supervisor for town of Danville. “There’s a excessive curiosity in creating and selling tourism via sports activities.”

Sports activities tourism is an integral a part of the financial system, domestically and nationally, Meriwether added. Guests to sporting occasions spend cash in localities that host them, producing tax income and pumping {dollars} into their economies. 

Otterbots followers take a look at the close to gear on the staff retailer previous to first pitch in June.

“Vacationers attending sports activities tournaments, races and different occasions — both as spectators or contributors — generate important financial advantages to households, companies and governments alike and symbolize a vital driver of the general financial system,” Meriwether mentioned.

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Town enters into an settlement with a agency to provide you with the strategic plan, which can determine, develop, develop and repair regional sports activities tourism actions, Meriwether mentioned. 

Sports tourism strategy plan

Native officers hope a sports activities tourism strategic plan will assist them kind a technique for creating sports activities tourism within the space by bettering current sports activities services within the metropolis and county and utilizing them to their finest potential. 

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“The plan ought to present actionable steps for creating sports activities tourism for town of Danville and Pittsylvania County and spotlight methods to enhance current services, make the most of metropolis and county belongings to their finest potential, determine areas to contemplate, develop strategies for working with our municipalities as a vacation spot, determine potential funding sources and supply occasion concepts and contacts for implementing the plan,” she mentioned. 

Native officers hope a research/strategic plan will give them a greater concept of which sports activities and what forms of services can be an excellent match for the area. 


Kids pose for a photograph with the mascot for the Danville Otterbots in November 2021.

As for present sporting occasions being hosted within the metropolis and county, officers consider understanding the impression of these occasions and current belongings will allow Danville and Pittsylvania County to leverage them to turn into a sports activities tourism vacation spot, Meriwether mentioned.  

Bids for the strategic plan had been due at 5 p.m. Friday and will probably be opened by town’s procurement workplace Monday. Officers will know then who submitted them.