The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission was created during a joint meeting of the Jacksonville City Council and the Onslow Commissioners in July of 1999. This formation was recommended by an ad-hoc committee. The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission became free-standing in July of 2001 when the first board of directors, other than the elected officials of the City and County, took office. The group established directives and criteria for the hiring of an executive director, and launched the mission of the Sports Commission into action within Jacksonville and Onslow County!
The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission is committed to fostering economic development and quality of life through sports in Jacksonville and Onslow County, North Carolina.
The Onslow County, North Carolina-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation is governed by a City of Jacksonville and Onslow County appointed board of directors. The JOSC partners with Onslow County Tourism, City of Jacksonville and Onslow County Governments, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, City of Jacksonville Recreation and Parks, Onslow County Parks and Recreation, Onslow County School System, along with many other organizations in order to attract, support, and produce quality sporting events and activities primarily to promote in-bound sports travel to the area. The dedicated members of the JOSC Staff work diligently with our partners and clients to provide venue and facility procurement, city and county services, event planning and operations, marketing and public relations, sponsorship, hospitality and entertainment, promotions and government relations.
The JOSC is funded in part by the City of Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority and the Onslow County Tourism Fund, along with individual sponsors and corporate partnerships. The JOSC owns and operates multiple events that have a direct impact on sports tourism for Onslow County. We also strive to produce funds to contribute to the promotion of other events happening within the county. To aid in our mission of fostering economic impact for the Jacksonville and Onslow County area, we offer grants to interested and eligible events that present an opportunity for economic impact in our community. If interested in applying for a grant, please fill out our Event Grant Request Form!
We have a monthly newsletter that highlights our upcoming events, community events, and lists our sponsors. Want to be in the know on all things sports in the Jacksonville-Onslow area, opt-in to receive our newsletter! Click here to sign up!
The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission owns and operates 11 sporting events each year. We are always looking for more volunteers. If interested contact us via email.
Our Friends of the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission campaign is a way to support our efforts by donating between $100-$5,000. Our program offers perks like a golf outing, swag and event tickets.