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Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce hits home run with Feb. 21 luncheon on Red Sox, Twins spring training seasons

2019-01-30T20:40:54-04:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will kick off Southwest Florida’s spring training season with a baseball-focused General Membership Meeting on Feb. 21. Featuring a panel discussion with representatives from the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, the February program will highlight how Southwest Florida’s favorite spring training teams gear up for the season, [...]

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

2017-05-30T17:34:51-04:00May 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 [...]

Lee County to host Senior Softball-USA Masters MegaDraft Event June 16-18

2017-05-15T16:46:58-04:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the Senior Softball-USA (SSUSA) Masters MegaDraft, taking place Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18. Players competing in the new format tournament will be informed of team assignments only while attending a pre-event draft function. Teams will then compete throughout the weekend at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14400 Six Mile Cypress [...]

2016 a record year for sports tourism in Lee County

2017-02-28T14:05:39-04:00February 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 [...]

Lee County to host USA Badminton’s 2016 U.S. Masters Championships Sept. 14-17

2016-11-08T14:59:03-04:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County Sports Development announces that Lee County will host USA Badminton’s 2016 U.S. Masters Championships from Wednesday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Estero Community Park Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. The four-day tournament will showcase a variety of events, including men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles, with [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:09-04:00July 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

2016-11-08T14:59:12-04:00June 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 [...]

2016-11-08T14:59:13-04:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the Perfect Game 2016 National Showcase from June 15-20 at the JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. The Perfect Game National Showcase is one of the premier scouting events for young players in amateur baseball. More than 1,700 players who have attended past events have gone on to be selected in Major [...]

Lee County to host 2016 Southern Zone Open Water Championships June 3-5

2016-11-08T14:59:14-04:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Gulf Coast Swim Team will host USA Swimming’s 2016 Southern Zone Open Water Championships June 3-5 at Lynn Hall Park on Fort Myers Beach. The Southern Zone consists of more than a dozen individual local swim committees (LSC) located within the southern quadrant of the U.S. The 2016 Southern Zone Open Water Championships will [...]

Lee County Sports Development brings national gymnastics competition to Estero May 20-21

2016-11-08T14:59:18-04:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the National High School Gymnastics Association (NHSGA) Senior Showcase Invitational May 20-21 at the Estero Recreation Center in Estero. The facility boasts 19,000 square feet of floor space, making it an optimal venue for gymnastics and floor events. The event brings approximately 500 room nights to Lee County and a direct [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:22-04:00March 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 [...]

Lee County to host 2015 Culligan City of Palms Classic basketball tournament Dec. 18 – 23

2016-11-08T14:59:32-04:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will once again host the 43rd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic high school basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 18 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers. The six-day tournament will bring 26 teams from across the U.S. and Canada for a 35-game tournament. The 2014 Culligan City [...]

Gulf Coast Showcase Basketball Tournament returns to Germain Arena

2016-11-08T14:59:35-04:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County is hosting the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena in Estero, bringing 16 college basketball teams from across the U.S. to compete in men’s and women’s brackets. The men’s tournament will take place Nov. 23 through Nov. 25, followed by the women’s tournament Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. All teams play three games [...]

North American Roller Hockey Championships return to Germain Arena July 15-26

2016-11-08T14:59:54-04:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County Sports Development will host the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) East Coast Finals at Germain Arena July 15-26, 2015.  Lee County Sports Development estimates that 180 teams across North America will be traveling to Lee County for the event, including numerous teams from the Southwest Florida area. The event is free and [...]

Lee County Sports Development scores record results with spring and early summer amateur sports events

2013-08-29T12:06:11-04:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Despite near-record rainfall, the Lee County Sports Development Office experienced historic economic results through amateur sporting events held in Lee County’s five county-owned complexes during April, May and June 2013. The 30 amateur sports events held in Lee County during this three-month period brought in 34,904 room nights sold with a direct economic impact totaling [...]