The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau has created a Sports Commission.
Bureau President Jack Cohen says the commission was needed to help attract sporting events to the county.
The new board met for the first time in February and will continue to meet as-needed in order to act as ambassadors for sports in Butler County.
The eight or nine handpicked committee members include directors of athletics for area schools, administrators at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, coaches, and athletes who live in the area like former Pirate Sid Bream.
“Each of these people were handpicked, not only because of their ability, but how they fit into our community,” Cohen said. “They are very strong and independent people that residents look to and respect for their knowledge of their sport and also the way they carry themselves through life. They are all leaders and that’s what we want to show off our community.”
The goal of the Sports Commission is to demonstrate the quality of athletic facilities and people to organizers considering this area for their event.
Courtesy of: Inside Butler County