SPORTS COMMISSION BIOGRAPHY
The Yakima Valley Sports Commission is a division of Yakima Valley Tourism that promotes the Yakima Valley through sports tourism. Its efforts focus on attracting, creating and enhancing sporting events for the Yakima Valley that generate positive economic benefits to the community.
Since its inception in 2001, the Yakima Valley Sports Commission has fulfilled its mission by producing and maintaining a diverse lineup of high-profile events that engage area sports fans, generate revenue for the region, and offer positive exposure for the Yakima Valley. By pursuing these events, the results-driven organization helps make the Yakima Valley a stronger and more vibrant destination.
A RECORD OF SUCCESS
The Yakima Valley Sports Commission's dedication to amateur and professional sports adds depth and diversity to the local scene, making the Yakima Valley an engaging and exciting experience. Its effort to attract WIAA events has turned Yakima into the "Championship City."
- WIAA State Tourneys
- Dance and Drill
- Fastpitch Softball
- Slowpitch Softball
- WIAA Coaches School
- Washington Officials Association Annual Conference
- Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association – Annual Conference/Clinic
- Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Fall Clinic
- Washington Amateur Softball Association (WAASA) Annual Fall Meeting
- Sunfair Invitational Cross Country Meet
- Yak Attack 5 v. 5 Soccer Tournament
- Greater Yakima Girls Softball Association Softball
- Hog Rally
- Car Shows – Vintiques, Volksfest, Vette-a-Bration, Ponies in the Sun and more
- AAU Basketball tournaments including Best in the West
- NW Tandem Rally
- Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) 2018-2020-2022 Golf Championships
- Great Northern Athletic Conference (GNAC) Cross Country Championships