Lee County will again host the Sun Conference Baseball Championships from Friday, May 5, through Monday, May 8.
The top six baseball teams from The Sun Conference will compete in the annual event. The double-elimination championship will feature 10 games at City of Palms Park, 2201 Edison Ave., Fort Myers. Keiser University, Southeastern University, St. Thomas University, Thomas University, University of South Carolina-Beaufort and Webber International University will compete for entry to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championships.
Lee County has hosted the annual championships since 2009. Last year’s event resulted in more than 350 room nights and 200 out-of-town visitors, which generated more than $75,000 in direct visitor spending and $125,000 in total economic impact.
The tournament begins May 5 with games taking place at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day of competition. The tournament concludes with the final game at 11 a.m. May 8. Daily tickets are available for $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 13 and under are admitted for free. For more information, visit www.thesunconference.com.
Lee County Sports Development was created in 2003 to meet the growing demand for sports development in Lee County, and is recognized by the Florida Sports Foundation as one of the state’s 25 Regional Sports Commissions. The Lee County Sports Development office leads the recruitment and implementation of amateur and professional sports events and activities in Lee County, with the goal of providing economic impact to Lee County. Through local partnerships with Lee County Parks & Recreation and others, the Lee County Sports Development office provides services designed to address the needs of local, national and international sports entities including housing, access to venues, event management, transportation assistance, event promotion, marketing and local sponsorship opportunities. For more information, call 239-533-5273 or visit www.leegov.com/sports.