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Three-day Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes attracts 300 competitive swimmers to Lee County from April 13-15

2018-04-12T16:32:46+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Competitive swimmers from across the country will descend upon Lee County this weekend for the 17th annual Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Lee County, the Gulf Coast Swim Team and Miromar Development Corp. are co-hosting the annual competition, which will draw more than 300 swimmers from across the U.S, Canada [...]

Fort Myers Miracle offer $15,000 in sponsorships to Little League, Cal Ripken organizations in Southwest Florida

2018-03-20T23:22:03+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are donating $15,000 to sponsor 21 youth baseball and softball organizations across Southwest Florida. The sponsorships will help area leagues pay for much-needed equipment, supplies and operational costs. In Southwest Florida, the spring season for Little League and Cal Ripken seasons began in January and runs through May, with all-star teams [...]

Eastern Synchronized Skating Championships coming to Lee County Jan. 17-20

2018-01-02T14:23:30+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

More than 135 of the best synchronized skating teams in the Eastern Region will compete in Lee County for the U.S. Figure Skating 2018 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, taking place Jan. 17-20 at Germain Arena in Estero. This is Lee County’s first time hosting the championship event, which is expected to draw more than [...]

Golfers Tee Off for 14th Annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Nov. 10

2017-10-25T14:13:20+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Southwest Florida golfers are invited to participate in Shell Point Retirement Community’s 14th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, proceeds from the charity golf tournament will benefit the future Arts Center at [...]

Lee County to host Roy Hobbs World Series and River Romp sailing regatta in October

2017-10-13T09:33:19+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This October, well-known annual sporting events, including the 29th annual Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series and the 2017 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – River Romp, are returning to Lee County. October events are anticipated to attract new sports visitors to the region, while providing a range of activities for local sports enthusiasts to enjoy. [...]

Lee County to host USA Softball Women’s National Team training Aug. 1-2

2017-07-26T16:45:42+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County is pleased to announce it will host the USA Softball Women’s National Team for a training program Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 2, at City of Palms Park. Spectators can see members of the Women’s National Team, vying for a chance to represent the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, [...]

Lee County to host Florida U.S. Specialty Sports Association Fastpitch South Florida State Championships June 30 – July 2

2017-06-27T13:09:20+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top softball athletes from throughout the state are headed to Lee County for the Florida U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Fastpitch South Florida State Championships, taking place Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2. The tournament will feature A, B and C-level teams with age bracket divisions ranging from 8U to 18U. Games will be [...]

Lee County to host Germany and Nova Scotia Softball Teams for Training Events in June

2017-05-30T17:34:51+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host two international softball teams for summer training events this June. The German National Softball Team will conduct a training program in Fort Myers from June 2-10, and the Nova Scotian Provincial Softball Team will be here June 5-10. Both teams will use the Lee County Parks & Recreation’s CenturyLink Sports Complex [...]

Golfers tee off May 29 for Shell Point’s inaugural Memorial Day Golf Tournament

2017-05-19T20:56:24+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Golfers are invited to participate in the inaugural Shell Point Memorial Day Golf Tournament on Monday, May 29, at The Club at Shell Point, 17500 On Par Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. Shotgun begins at 8:15 a.m. and lunch will proceed at 11 a.m. in the newly opened clubhouse. “The event is a great way [...]

Lee County to host National High School Gymnastics Association’s Senior Showcase Invitational May 19-20

2017-05-11T18:10:05+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the National High School Gymnastics Association (NHSGA) Senior Showcase Invitational, taking place Friday, May 19, to Saturday, May 20, at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. The invitational will bring 12th-grade female gymnasts from across the country to Southwest Florida to compete for individual and team titles on [...]

Lee County to host Florida Women’s Bowling Association’s 2017 Annual State Championship Tournament

2017-05-01T13:45:33+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Top women bowlers from throughout Florida will compete in Lee County for the Florida State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Women’s Bowling Association’s 2017 Annual State Championship Tournament, from May 6 through June 11. Competition will take place every weekend: May 6-7, May 20-21, May 27-28, June 3-4 and June 10-11, excluding Mother’s Day weekend. [...]

Open Water Festival returns to Lee County April 29-30

2017-04-25T17:00:44+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , |

Lee County will once again host the nation’s top open water swimmers during the 2017 Open Water Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The 2017 Open Water Festival will include events on both days, using Miromar Lakes’ 700-acre freshwater lake. The USA Swimming [...]

Lee County to host Free Youth Roller Hockey Clinic at 2017 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships in Fort Myers April 8

2017-04-03T19:08:31+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the 2017 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships April 5-9 at the Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway in Fort Myers. During the Championships, the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) will also host the Mission Hockey College, which is a free, one-hour youth roller hockey clinic for players aged 5-15, at the [...]

2016 a record year for sports tourism in Lee County

2017-02-28T14:05:39+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County hosted a record number of 139 amateur sporting events in 2016, generating its highest year on record in terms of economic impact. According to figures released from Lee County Sports Development, the year generated $67.1 million in direct visitor spending, a 9 percent increase from the previous year. Hosting 24 additional events in [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosts 12th annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament Sept. 24 to benefit Hope Hospice

2016-11-08T14:59:03+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is hosting the 12th annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament on Sept. 24 to benefit Hope Hospice. This year’s event anticipates that a total of 320 anglers will join the light tackle, inshore fishing tournament. The 2015 event raised more than $24,000 to benefit Hope Hospice, with [...]

North American Roller Hockey Championships East Coast Finals return to Germain Arena July 13-24

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee County Sports Development will host the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) East Coast Finals at Germain Arena July 13-24, 2016.  Lee County Sports Development estimates that 199 teams from six countries will be traveling to Lee County for the event, including numerous teams from the Southwest Florida area. The event is free and [...]

Lee County to host USA Netball 2016 National Championship July 30-31 at Estero Community Park Recreation Center

2016-11-08T14:59:12+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Photo by Eric Levin Lee County will host the USA Netball 2016 National Championship on the weekend of Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, at the Estero Community Park Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. in Estero. The Opening Ceremony will commence on Saturday with a uniform parade at 8:30 a.m., followed [...]

Lee County to host 2016 USA Gymnastics-Florida Level 6, 9 and 10 State Championships March 18-20 at Lee County Civic Center

2016-11-08T14:59:22+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the USA Gymnastics-Florida Level 6, 9 and 10 State Championships March 18-20 at Lee County Civic Center, located at 11831 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. The meet, sponsored by Lightning City Gymnastics and Cheerleading, will bring gymnasts from around the state to compete in Lee County. Last year’s event attracted [...]

Fort Myers Miracle will host the 2016 FSL All-Star Game

2016-11-08T14:59:59+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Events, Sports, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Fort Myers Miracle announce that the 2016 Florida State League All-Star Game will be hosted at the newly renovated Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. The 55th All-Star Game in league history will be played for a sixth time in Fort Myers since 1985 and will be put on by the Miracle for a [...]