Pictured are Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams, NACVB Executive Director Arlene Gould and Natchitoches Recreation and Park Director Kevin Warner.

The Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently presented Northwestern State University and Parc Natchitoches with their 2021 Team Louisiana Awards.

This article published in the Dec. 25, 2021, print edition

The two entities were recognized on a live-streamed ceremony Nov. 18. Northwestern State University’s Athletic Department received the Team Louisiana Sports Innovator Award, which champions an organization or individual that has created and developed a successful new sports event in 2020.

Pictured are NSU Athletic Director Greg Burke and NACVB Executive Director Arlene Gould.

Parc Natchitoches received the Team Louisiana Sports Supporter Award honoring a facility and its staff that has enhanced the local community by driving sports tourism, creating economic impact and bringing a positive influence.