Sports Salt Lake Launches Volunteer Program
Salt Lake City (June 2022) — With a dramatic increase in community and professional sporting events happening in Salt Lake, Sports Salt Lake launched an exciting new sports-focused volunteer program. It’s a great way for fans to be part of the action while serving their community. Many volunteer opportunities include access to exclusive sporting events and networking opportunities and can include hourly wages for participants.
“Salt Lake is home to many amazing sports events and volunteers are an important part of making those events happen,” said Clay Partain, Managing Director of Sports Salt Lake. “In fact, Salt Lake's history of happy and willing volunteers is one of the reasons that sports event organizers are excited to bring their event here. Sports Salt Lake is building an impressive team of volunteers that have a passion for sports, an attribute of service, and a group that is the envy of the sports community.”
Upcoming volunteer opportunities include USA Climbing, the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend, USA Volleyball and more. A complete list of upcoming events and volunteer registration is available at www.visitsaltlake.com/sports/services/volunteers.
Due to the substantial growth of sports tourism in recent years, Visit Salt Lake (VSL) launched its sports sales and marketing division, Sports Salt Lake. Their focus is on the continued growth of this multi-billion segment of the nation’s tourism industry and an ever-growing portion of Salt Lake’s visitor economy.
Visit Salt Lake’s sports sales have risen from a relatively small market space to a significant portion of total production. In the last three years Sports Salt Lake has booked 107 sport-related events that are projected to attract 575,000-plus event attendees, with a collective direct spend of more than $241 million while in Salt Lake.
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Sports Salt Lake is a division of Visit Salt Lake, a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention, sports, and travel destination. Sports Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to sports and athletic events to Salt Lake County. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.
Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake improves the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, sports events, leisure travelers and visitors with a strong commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the area’s natural environment. Through its sales and marketing programs, Visit Salt Lake’s impact on Salt Lake’s annual $5.4 billion visitor economy equates to nearly $1,800 in tax relief for each household within Salt Lake County. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.