National Collegiate Fencing Championships
The DSC partners with Duke Athletics to bid on hosting National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship events. From a bid submitted in 2019, Durham welcomed the 2023 National Collegiate Fencing Championships to historic Cameron Indoor Stadium in March. The event generated $1.4M for the local community with more than 28 NCAA Division I member institutions represented by men and women student-athletes traveling to compete in each of the six weapons. Next up: the 2025 NCAA DI Field Hockey Championship.
NAIA Football National Championship
After a great turnout in 2021, the DSC hosted the 67th annual championship at Durham County Memorial Stadium for the second consecutive year in December 2022. Preview and recap videos produced by the DSC accrued more than 18,000 views across accounts, with the Durham-based championship also receiving national media coverage from ESPN and the Associated Press. With a brand-new scoreboard installed in the stadium, Northwestern College (Iowa) edged Keiser University (Florida) with a score of 35-25 to win.
Champion Durham Classic
This signature high school holiday basketball invitational is developed, owned, and operated by the DSC. The second annual event held on December 27-29, at the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, showcased the talents of six boys' teams and six girls' teams from North Carolina, Maryland, and Florda. The event generated 122 hotel room nights booked during a needs period with nearly 1,000 spectators in attendance, including coaches from 8+ colleges and universities, plus 20.6 million impressions generated by media coverage.