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FY 2024 Sports Tournament Grant

Tournament Support

Sports tourism, which refers to travel to view or participate in a sporting event, has become the fastest growing sector in the global travel industry. Loudoun is perfectly suited to take advantage of this segment, with top-notch facilities, professional sports and parks and recreation organizations, and a community that supports tourism.

The Sports Tournaments Grant Program was established as one of the Strategic Growth Initiatives of the Tourism Destination Strategy adopted by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors in March 2006. The program is designed to support bids on sports tournaments, including human and animal events, that will generate the greatest return on investment in terms of visitor spending in Loudoun. A competitive application process encourages cooperation, ensures that the tournaments can be accommodated, and increases their success.

Applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee of marketing and business professionals who are not directly related to the applicants. The Visit Loudoun Board of Directors votes on the committee’s recommendations to determine funding. 

Current Application Process is Now Open. Current Application Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2023 by 4pm.

Please download the application below and save to your computer. Open the saved document and begin your work on that application. Once you have completed your application, please submit, along with any additional attachments using the form and tabs below.

Click here for criteria and instructions.

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Torye Hurst Director of Sales, Sports & Services