Rock Hill’s success in luring sporting events has prompted the creation of a panel that will work with individuals and organizations to help the city become the best sports tourism destination in the southeast.
The nine-member all-volunteer Rock Hill Sports Commission is chaired by local lawyer and former city councilman John Gettys, who says Rock Hill had a similar organization about 20 years ago.:
Gettys says the panel will also promote the construction of new facilities and the improvement of existing facilities.:
Gettys says ultimately the sports commission hopes to enhance Rock Hill’s economy through first-class sporting events.
He says that would include encouraging bonds to be issued to construct new facilities and improve existing facilities.
Among the panel’s members: