“This never gets old winning a major event,” Sports Minneapolis Executive Director Melvin Tennant proudly declared to an invited gathering of officials, including the Minneapolis mayor, inside the downtown Lynx-Timberwolves arena.
Perhaps the “MVP” — the person who Lynx fans should thank for Minneapolis as the first-time host of the WNBA’s annual event — is the same person who has been instrumental in bringing last February’s Super Bowl and next year’s Men’s Final Four to the city, among other high-profile sporting events: Meet Minneapolis and Sports Minneapolis President-CEO Melvin Tennant.
Melvin Tennant, at least publicly, hasn’t gotten full credit as the man largely responsible for the Super Bowl being in town. Tennant, a recognized leader in the travel industry, is one of 11 Blacks on the 80-plus-member Minnesota Super Bowl Advisory Board, consisting of local and statewide community leaders. He is the co-chair of the […]