In a written statement, Denver Sports chairwoman Jean Galloway wrote, "for the past several months, our board has been looking to form an alliance with an organization that had similar interests and would enhance our mission. We found that partner with VISIT DENVER."
Richard Sharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER tells us that he will form an advisory board early next year to develop a strategic plan for attracting major sporting events to Denver in the future.
"VISIT DENVER was a founding member of the Sports Council in the 1990's, and also a founding board member of Denver Sports," Sharf said. "We've always recognized the economic benefit and the huge national and international press associated with sporting events, so we've had a full time Sports Director since 1996."
The details of merging the finances and existing sponsorship agreements with VISIT DENVER are still being worked out.
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