The Mass Office of Travel & Tourism has declared Massachusetts as the "State of Champions" after the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup Championship last night.
MOTT, which promotes Massachusetts year round to domestic and international visitors, noted in a statement:
"There's no better place to be a sports fan. Massachusetts is home to the 3-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, the 7-time World Champion Boston Red Sox, the 17-time champion Boston Celtics, and the winners of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion and 6-time Cup champions, the Boston Bruins."
MOTT also cited the Cape Cod Summer League and six minor league baseball teams across the state, The Head of the Charles Regatta, the country's largest regatta, and the thriving collegiate sports programs at schools like Boston University, Boston College and Harvard University.
Other professional teams in Massachusetts include the New England Revolution soccer team, the Boston Blazers lacrosse team, and the Boston Lobsters tennis team.
Add to that the world famous Boston Marathon, the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, and the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, and it's easy to see what Massachusetts earns the title of The State of Champions!
Betsy Wall, executive director of MOTT, invited fans from around the world to "pay homage to their favorite teams" by visiting Massachusetts.
For more details about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.