The University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games recently received the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Award from Sports Destination Management for its commitment to growing the sports tourism industry.
Sports Destination Management is a leading publication focusing on planning, implementing, and managing sports events and tourism.
“The UCO Endeavor Games has been in the Edmond community for nearly 23 years,” said Leigha Pemberton, assistant director of partnerships and events for the UCO Wellness Center. “We are excited to be recognized for the positive economic impact we make on the city. We hope that other cities will see this and be encouraged to bring adaptive sports opportunities to their communities.”
The UCO Endeavor Games has generated a total of $1.137 million in economic impact for Oklahoma County. It is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event made up of team challenges including esport gaming and individual sports challenges.