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Jose Sotolongo Builds Countys Tourism With New Events As He Gears Miamidade Sports Commission To Expand

Written by on August 30, 2012

Jose Sotolongo has never spent a day in the minor leagues. He always plays with the "big boys," to borrow a favorite expression. He’s a local kid who made good.

"I was born in Jackson Memorial Hospital. I grew up in Little Havana," he said. "My parents still live in the same house that they purchased in 1967. I went to Miami Senior High School."

Mr. Sotolongo is in sports. But just not into any sport, or just one sport. He’s into all sports. He’s the executive director of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission.

"Our charge is to bring tourism, sports tourism, to South Florida, specifically to Miami-Dade County to bring sports tourism to us," he said. "Why? Because it creates an economic impact that will generate more tax dollars for our community."

Mr. Sotolongo talked about what the sports commission is all about and what his responsibilities are at his office in Brickell Avenue with Miami Today reporter Lou Ortiz.To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2012 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();