For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

Eric Zartler Receives the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Super Sport Award

LAKE CHARLES, La. (January 24, 2013)-The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) presented the Super Sport Award to Eric Zartler, senior sales manager /athletics of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at the annual LHSAA Convention.

This award is given to the person who goes above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment of LHSAA. Zartler has worked with LHSAA for several years to help coordinate and secure numerous events for Southwest Louisiana. He was chosen by personnel of the awards committee at the LHSAA office in Baton Rouge.

Southwest Louisiana is affectionately known as the "Youth Sports Capital of Louisiana." The area holds the state high school softball, swimming, baseball, and cheerleading championships as well as over 80 other sporting events annually.

The bureau works aggressively to diversify the sporting events held in the area. For more details on the sports market in Southwest Louisiana, check out or contact Eric Zartler at (337) 436-9588 or