Visit Winston-Salem Names New Sports and Event Sales Manager
Visit Winston-Salem and the Forsyth County Tourism Development Authority are pleased to announce that Bonny Bernat has joined the staff as the sports and event sales manager. Bonny will manage Visit Winston-Salem sports marketing effort for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, North Carolina. With over a decade of experience in the travel industry Bonny was most recently with The Charlotte Destination Group and prior to that with the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitor Bureau, in Springfield Massachusetts.
MEAC Call for Volunteers
As we move closer to “March Madness” and all the excitement that college basketball brings to our communities, remember that Winston-Salem will again take center stage in hosting the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 2010 Basketball Tournament!
MEAC Men's Bracket set for 2010 Tournament
Bears Earn Top Seed for Third Straight Year The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the men's pairings for the 2010 MEAC Basketball Tournament following the conference's final regular-season matchups Tuesday night. For the third straight season the Morgan State Bears earned the No. 1 seed and an early round bye to compete for the tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.
"Beat the Heat" 5K Race to be held in Winston-Salem
"Beat the Heat", a 5K road race will be held on Saturday, July 17 on the grounds of Wake Forest University's BB&T Field/Groves Stadium. A one-mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 6:30pm with the feature 5K run at 7:00pm.
Visit Winston-Salem Welcomes Back the National Boys' 12s Clay Court Championship
Visit Winston-Salem is proud to announce the return of the 2010 National Boys’ 12s Clay Court Championship. This tournament will be held from July 18th through the 24th at Hanes Park and Tanglewood Park, from 8am - 6pm.
ATP World Tour Event Relocated from New Haven to Winston-Salem
The USTA and ATP World Tour today announced the sale of the ATP World Tour event previously located in New Haven, Conn. to Winston-Salem Professional Tennis. Beginning in August 2011, the 48-draw tournament will take place in a to-be-constructed tennis facility on the campus of Wake Forest University. The newly-designed state-of-the-art tennis facility will be constructed to host both professional and collegiate tennis events. The facility will be located between the current indoor tennis training center and BB&T Field, home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon football team. Plans call for the construction of 10-12 Deco-Turf II courts, and will include center court seating with a minimum of 3,500 and two additional show courts which will hold at least 1,500 each.
MEAC to Extend Basketball Tournament Stay in Winston-Salem (NC) Through 2012
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced a one-year extension for the City of Winston-Salem (NC) to host the annual men’s and women’s basketball tournament through 2012.
More than 20 Sport Venues Selected For 25th Annual Powerade State Games of North Carolina in Winston-Salem, June 17-26
North Carolina Amateur Sports has selected over 20 official venues for the 18 sports scheduled for the 25th Annual Powerade State Games of North Carolina. Over 13,000 North Carolina athletes of every age and skill level will compete in Winston-Salem this June, at some of the city’s most prestigious sport venues, including the BB&T Ballpark, Wake Forest University, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and many more. Three sports, figure skating (May 21), mountain bike and track and field (June 11-12) will take place outside of the two major weekends.
Dash to Host 2012 All-Star Game BB&T Ballpark to Showcase Baseball's Future Stars
The Winston-Salem Dash announced today that BB&T Ballpark will host the 2012 California – Carolina League All-Star Game. Many of baseball’s best young stars will descend upon Winston-Salem on June 19, 2012 as the two Advanced-A leagues will face off in the 16th edition of the game.
Winston-Salem Open Releases Player Field
Nine Players Ranked in the Top 37 The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the player field for the inaugural tournament taking place August 21-27. As of today’s announcement, 38 of the 48 slots have been filled in the men’s singles competition through the ATP’s tournament acceptance process. Additionally, the tournament has granted its first "wild card" to previously announced rising young American Ryan Harrison. The deadline for players to submit their interest in playing in the Winston-Salem Open was Monday, July 11.
Andy Roddick Signs with Winston-Salem Open
Andy Roddick has joined the list of commitments to play in the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University Aug. 20-27, tournament director Bill Oakes announced today. Roddick, a former World No. 1 who is currently No. 12 in the South African Airways ATP rankings, will receive one of the tournament’s four wildcard entries.
Wake Forest Tennis Complex Honored for Excellence as 2012 USTA Outstanding Facility Award Winners
The USTA announced today the seven winners of its 31st annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Each facility was honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Sept. 2.
Winston-Salem, N.C. Wins Prestigious Bid to Host 2014 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Visit Winston-Salem won the bid to host the 2014 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The event will bring an estimated 2,100 athletes, coaches and support staff producing 1,500 hotel room nights and generating $600,000 in economic impact for Winston-Salem July 15-20, 2014.
JDL Fast Track chosen as site of 2013 and 2014 Southern Conference indoor track and field championships
JDL Fast Track today announced a partnership with the Southern Conference, an NCAA Division I conference, to host its 2013 and 2014 indoor track and field championships. The 2013 meet is February 23‐24; the 2014 competition is March 1‐2.
Dates Announced for 2012 Winston-Salem Open
The second Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University will be held August 18-25, 2012, at the Harold and Mildred Southern Stadium Court in Winston-Salem, N.C. The on sale date for tickets to the 2012 Winston-Salem Open will be announced within weeks.
JDL Fast Track Chosen as Site of 2013 Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships
JDL Fast Track today announced a partnership with the Big South Conference, an NCAA Division I conference, to host its 2013 indoor track and field championships. The meet is scheduled for February 21-22, 2013.
Tickets to Winston-Salem Open Available May 15
Tickets to the 2012 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University go on sale to the public May 15. The Winston-Salem Open will be held August 18-25, 2012 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Ticket pricing and package details are now available at www.winstonsalemopen.com.
FanFest, Other Activities to Celebrate All-Star Game
The Winston-Salem Dash, which are serving as the host team for the California League - Carolina League All-Star Game, presented by BB&T, on June 19 at BB&T Ballpark, will present a public FanFest on Fourth and a number of other public activities to celebrate the event. A highlight of the All-Star Game festivities will be the All-Star Luncheon at noon on June 19, when the Dash welcome baseball legend Johnny Bench to Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem Open Recruits No. 6 Ranked Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau and Marcel Granollers have signed to compete in the second annual Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University. No. 6 ranked Tsonga is the highest ranked player signed to the Winston-Salem Open either this year or last. Bill Oakes, tournament director of the Winston-Salem Open, is at Wimbledon this week and recruited all three players while there.
Winston-Salem Open Releases Player Field
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the player field for the tournament taking place August 18-25, 2012. As of today’s announcement, 38 of the 48 slots have been filled in the men’s singles competition through the ATP’s tournament acceptance process plus James Blake as the first wild card player.
Winston-Salem Open Players Compete in 2012 Olympics
A total of 30 players who have committed to playing in the Winston-Salem Open are in the Olympics’ 64-man tennis single’s field, and a handful more are playing doubles in London.
Winston-Salem Open Announces Doubles Player Field
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today ten pairings for the doubles matches for the tournament taking place August 18-25. The Winston-Salem Open will feature 16 doubles pairings in total, including top-seeded Jonathan Marray, 31, and Frederik Nielsen, 28. The remaining six pairs will be determined through on site sign-ins and wildcards.
Berdych Named Third Wildcard for Winston-Salem Open
Tomas Berdych will compete in the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University Aug. 18-25. He is the third wildcard player named to the tournament and is currently ranked No. 7.
Visit Winston-Salem to Host 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships
Winston-Salem has won the bid to host the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships March 12-15, 2014. This is the first time Winston-Salem has hosted this event which is expected to bring more than 500 athletes, 1,700 total attendees and generate more than $600,000 in direct economic benefit to Winston-Salem.
Visit Winston-Salem Secures Two More Bids To Host Sporting Events
Visit Winston-Salem confirmed two bids for sporting events expected to bring in a combined economic impact of nearly $1 million making this the third sporting event booked by Visit Winston-Salem in less than a month. Visit Winston-Salem will finish 2012 confirming 39 sports booking totaling more than 13,000 hotel room nights and approximately 122,000 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $17 million to Winston-Salem.
Dash Earn Downtown Excellence Award
The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) has awarded the Winston-Salem Dash with a Downtown Excellence Award for the 2012 California-Carolina League All-Star Game, the DWSP’s Board of Directors announced Wednesday morning.
Tickets to Winston-Salem Open Available March 5
Tickets to the 2013 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University go on sale to the public March 5. The Winston-Salem Open will be held August 18-24, 2013 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Ticket pricing and package details are now available at www.winstonsalemopen.com.
Open House Returns to BB&T Ballpark April 13
Opening weekend at BB&T Ballpark is three weeks away, and the Dash’s annual Open House, presented by Prudential Carolinas Realty, will once again be an important part of the festivities. This year’s Open House will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.
Dash's Opening Weekend Loaded with Fun
Opening Night at BB&T Ballpark is just one day away. The Winston-Salem Dash will open their 2013 home slate Friday at 7 p.m. against the Carolina Mudcats. The Dash and the Mudcats will battle Friday through Sunday, but the games are far from the only events at BB&T Ballpark this weekend.
Pro Bike Races to be Held in Downtown Winston-Salem
The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, a new professional biking event that will include several races, will be held in downtown Winston-Salem on June 15 and 16, 2013. Race times on June 15 are 8 a.m. for the Gran Fondo casual ride and 5:30 p.m. to begin the three Criterium Races. Sunday, June 16 will feature a men’s and women’s Pro Circuit race around the city starting at noon.
BB&T Ballpark's One Millionth Fan will have Chance to Win One Million Dollars
BB&T Ballpark is on pace to be the fastest Advanced Class-A stadium to host one million fans. The night when the Winston-Salem Dash surpass the one-million mark, one lucky Dash fan in attendance will receive a Dash prize pack and have a chance to win one million dollars.
NBC Sports Network to Broadcast Winston-Salem Cycling Classic Highlights
NBC Sports Network, an international cable and satellite broadcaster, will air a one-hour highlight special about the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on Saturday, June 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. EST. The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is a professional biking event that will be held in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.
Isner, Haas and Querrey First to Commit to 2013 Winston-Salem Open
Three top-ranked players have committed to the 2013 Winston-Salem Open, which will be held August 18-24, 2013 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Triad native John Isner, winner of the 2011 and 2012 Winston-Salem Opens, will return for a third year to defend his title. Isner will be joined by fellow competitors Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey.
Winston-Salem Open Partners with SequentialT to Create an Innovative Fan Engagement Platform and Capture Data to Better Serve Fans
The Winston-Salem Open has partnered with SequentialT, a marketing and technology company that develops robust fan engagement platforms, to enhance the fan experience and capture data for the tournament, which is the final ATP tour stop before the U.S. Open. The program is currently being customized for the Winston-Salem Open and will launch before its beginning on August 18.
Winston-Salem Open Releases 2013 Player Field
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the player field for the tournament, which will be held August 18-24, 2013 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. As of today, 39 of the 48 slots in the main draw have been filled, with the remainder of the entrants to come from wild cards and qualifying play.
Winston-Salem Open Special Events to Offer Fun for Everyone
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University will officially kick off with qualifying rounds on Saturday, August 17, but all of the action for the tournament won’t just be on the courts.
Fish Named Main Draw Singles Wildcard for Winston-Salem Open
Mardy Fish will compete in the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University Aug. 17-24 as a wild card player. Fish is in comeback mode this year after being sidelined by heart-related issues for much of the past two years.
Verdasco and Sock to Play Next Week’s Winston-Salem Open
Former Top 10 player Fernando Verdasco and up-and-coming American Jack Sock are the latest players to join the singles field for the 2013 Winston-Salem Open.
Aussie Bernard Tomic Receives Winston-Salem Open Wild Card
Bernard Tomic, one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, has received a wild card into the main draw of next week’s Winston-Salem Open.
World No. 6 Tomas Berdych Accepts Final Winston-Salem Open Wild Card
The Winston-Salem Open has a new No. 1 seed as last year’s finalist Tomas Berdych, currently ranked No. 6 in the world, has accepted the tournament’s fourth and final singles wild card.
Tickets to Winston-Salem Open Available Beginning June 9
Tickets to the 2014 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University go on sale to the public June 9. The Winston-Salem Open will be held August 16-23, 2014 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Ticket pricing and package details are now available at winstonsalemopen.com.
Winston-Salem Open Announces 2014 Player Field - All 38 Competitors among Top 76 in the World
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the player field for the tournament, which will be held August 16-23, 2014 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. The field of competitors announced today will occupy 38 of the slots in the tournament’s 48-player singles draw.
Winston-Salem Open Engage Evolution Sports Partners to Implement Fangauge™ to Drive Fan Experience
Damon Evans, founder and managing director of Evolution Sports Partners (“ESP”), and former athletic director at University of Georgia, has announced that the Winston-Salem Open, the final tour stop of the Emirates Airline US Open Series before the US Open, will be implementing its FanGauge™ program this summer to drive fan engagement and experience for the Winston-Salem Open.
North Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem Open
Greensboro’s John Isner has never lost a match at the Winston-Salem Open, and he’ll be looking to continue that streak when the fourth annual ATP World Tour 250 event gets under way on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Winston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during Tournament
The Winston-Salem Open begins with qualifying on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. In addition to big-time tennis served Southern style, the Winston-Salem Open is featuring a number of public special events, including Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day, a “Take it on the Rise for Ta-Tas,” charity clinic, Ladies Day and a film screening.
Winston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships
Visit Winston-Salem today announced Winston-Salem has been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. Collectively, these championships, slated for late summer of 2016 and 2017 are estimated to produce more than 5,000 hotel room nights and generate $2.7 million economic impact for Winston-Salem.
Fifth Winston-Salem Open Set for August 22-29, 2015
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University will be held August 22-29, 2015 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Tournament officials have moved the start time of the day sessions to 3 p.m. instead of noon to make it easier for fans to seamlessly enjoy both day and evening sessions.
Winston-Salem Wins Bid to Host 2016 USA Ultimate Division III College Championships
Visit Winston-Salem announces the Division III College Championships at BB&T Soccer Park, May 21-22, 2016. This championship is expected to bring 500 participants and generate more than $160,000 in economic impact for the area.
Winston-Salem Open Lands Three, Including Early Commitments from Two Top 15 Players
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Goffin and Sam Querrey have committed to play in the 2015 Winston-Salem Open, which will be held August 22-29 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Tsonga, Goffin and Querrey are the first players to join what is expected to be another strong field at Winston-Salem’s ATP World Tour 250 event. Tsonga will be ranked No. 14 with Goffin close behind at No. 15 when new ATP rankings are released on June 8.
No. 11 Ranked Gilles Simon to Compete in Winston-Salem Open First Time in Tournament History to Have 5 Top 20 Players
ATP World Tour No. 11 ranked Gilles Simon will compete in next week’s Winston-Salem Open, which begins Saturday, August 22. He is joining Tommy Haas and Kevin Anderson as a wild card entrant to become the 41st player named to the tournament field.
Troicki, Garcia-Lopez and Johnson Join Ranks of Players Coming to Winston-Salem Open
Coming on the heels of the announcement that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Goffin and Sam Querrey would play in the Winston-Salem Open, three additional players – Viktor Troicki, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Steve Johnson – also have committed to compete. The 2015 Winston-Salem Open will be held August 22-29 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field.
Winston-Salem Open Announces 2015 Player Field
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the player field for the tournament, which will be held August 22-29 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. The field of competitors announced thus far will occupy 38 of the slots in the tournament’s 48-player singles draw.
Be Part of the Winston-Salem Open! Ball Person Tryouts July 31 and August 1
The Winston-Salem Open will hold tryouts for ball persons on Friday, July 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. The tryouts are open to the public and will be held at the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center at 100 West 32nd Street (adjacent to BB&T Field).
Winston-Salem Open Announces Doubles Player Field
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University announced today the doubles player field for the tournament, which will be held August 22-29 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field.
Winston-Salem Open and Lowes Foods Announce Community Hero Award Program
The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, which will be held through August 29 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field, is pleased to announce a new program at the 2015 tournament – the Community Hero Award.
The Champ Will Be Back! Defending Champion Kevin Anderson First to Commit to 2016 Tournament
Kevin Anderson – champion of the 2015 Winston-Salem Open – is the first player committed to return for the 2016 tournament. Anderson is through to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open after derailing 2012 US Open champion and World No. 3 Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(0) on Monday night. Anderson will compete against Stan Wawrinka in the US Open quarterfinals later today in the third match of the afternoon session on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Dash Announce Biggest Promotional Schedule Ever Fireworks Fridays, Food Truck Saturdays Highlight Jam-Packed 2016 Season
From the usual favorites like Fireworks Fridays and Family Sundays to some exciting new additions, the Winston-Salem Dash have created their most exciting promotional schedule since moving into BB&T Ballpark.
Teams Announced for 2016 US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships
The University of Georgia earned the top seed in the Division I bracket of the 2016 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, while University of Denver Club earned the No. 1 seed in the Division II bracket. The WCLA National Championships, to be played May 4-7 at the BB&T Soccer Park in Winston-Salem, N.C., showcase the nation’s premier non-varsity collegiate teams.
Johnson Commits to 2016 Winston-Salem Open
Steve Johnson, a three-time Winston-Salem Open participant and 2015 semifinalist, announced Tuesday, June 28, via Twitter from London, England that he will return to Winston-Salem in 2016 looking to improve on his finish in the final four last year.
Querrey Joins 2016 Winston-Salem Open Field While Advancing at Wimbledon
Sam Querrey, a three-time Winston-Salem Open semifinalist, has signed to return to the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this year for the fifth year in a row.
Winston-Salem Open Releases 2016 Player Field
Less than 40 days away from the start of the 2016 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, the tournament announced its player field for the sixth annual WSO on Wednesday, July 13. The field, which in total will have 48 singles players, features five players scheduled to return to Winston-Salem for the fifth time and six players returning for the fourth time while nine are set to make their first appearance.
Indian Wells, London-Queen's, Stockholm & Winston-Salem Voted 2016 ATP World Tour Tournaments of the Year
The ATP has announced the Tournaments of the Year in the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, with the BNP Paribas Open and Aegon Championships joined by the If Stockholm Open and Winston-Salem Open as the most favoured ATP World Tour events in their respective tournament categories.
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