FORT WORTH, Texas (July 25, 2017) – The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau (FWCVB) Sports Marketing Department will host the second annual Fort Worth Sports Huddle luncheon, presented by Pinnacle Bank, on August 1 at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center at Texas Christian University from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels will be interviewed by Jim Reeves, a longtime Star-Telegram columnist and Texas Rangers beat writer. Daniels joins the Sports Huddle Luncheon one day after the MLB trade deadline.

“We’re excited for Jon to join us at this year’s Sports Huddle Luncheon,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. “His attendance is a testament to the recently announced partnership between the Fort Worth and Arlington CVBs to better work together to promote Tarrant Country as a destination. Sports marketing is a big part of that partnership.”

The FWCVB’s new Director of Sports Marketing Jason Sands, who joined the Bureau on May 1 from the Evansville Sports Commission, will be introduced at the luncheon. Among booking various youth, amateur and college competitions, Sands will lead efforts in facilitating the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Women’s Gymnastics National Championships and the 2022 DI Men’s Basketball Rounds 1&2 recently announced to the new Dickies Arena.

“Fort Worth is a great sports city,” said Sands. “Winning competitive bids to host the NCAA Men’s Basketball 1st & 2nd rounds and the Women’s Gymnastics Championships are proof that our investments in sports tourism are paying dividends.  I look forward to further distinguishing Fort Worth as a world-class sports destination.”

Sports Huddle tickets may be purchased online. Media seating is limited and complimentary parking will be provided. For additional information, please email


The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of culture and commerce.  A sports fan’s paradise, Fort Worth is home to Texas Motor Speedway – host to “Big Hoss, the world’s largest HD video board” as well as dozens of races a year, including Texas’ largest-attended, single-day sporting event, Duck Commander 500.  The famed Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District serves as a venue for some of the best rodeo acts in the country, and the whole city goes purple on Texas Christian University’s (TCU) game days.  For more information, visit