Jason Sands took over as the Director of Sports for Visit Fort Worth in May of 2017. His role in Fort Worth is to secure, manage, promote and market high-profile, signature sporting events for the City. He recently led the effort to create the Fort Worth Sports Commission – corralling the top corporate and community leaders together to support some of the major events in Fort Worth which include the USA Gymnastics US Championships (2021), NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships (2020 – 2026), the Bassmaster Classic (2021), USA Wrestling Olympic Team Trials (2021), the AAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Conference Championship (2021 – 2022) and the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball 1st & 2nd rounds (2022). Prior to Fort Worth, he was the Executive Director of the Evansville Sports Corporation (2013 –2017) were he managed events like the NCAA DII Men’s Basketball National Championship (2014 & 2015), the PGA Web.com Tour United Leasing Championship (2013 – 2016) and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Basketball Championships. Before Evansville, Jason spent eight years leading the sports tourism charge in Northwest Indiana for the South Shore Sports Commission.