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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2017-05-15T16:46:58+00:00 May 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 [...]

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 [...]

Sun Conference Baseball Championships returns to Lee County May 5-8

2017-05-04T15:08:08+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

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. [...]

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 [...]

Lee County to host 2017 USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling State Championships April 1-2 in Estero

2017-03-30T13:13:28+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Florida Level 1-10 State Championships April 1-2 at Estero Recreational Center, located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. in Estero. The meet will bring gymnasts from around the state to compete in Lee County. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 out-of-town sports visitors to Lee [...]

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 [...]

Lee County hosts 27th annual Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic Feb. 25 – March 25

2017-02-07T14:57:47+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Baseball and softball players from across the nation will assemble in Lee County Feb. 25 through March 25 for the 27th Annual Lee County Parks & Recreation Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. Men’s and women’s NCAA Division III baseball and softball teams, as well as NAIA softball teams, will have the opportunity to compete in “spring [...]

U.S. Sports Congress brings sports tourism industry leaders to Lee County

2016-12-01T19:08:50+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will serve as the host of the annual U.S. Sports Congress, taking place Monday, Dec. 5, through Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in south Fort Myers. The three-day event will feature a variety of workshops and roundtable discussions, along with presentations from leaders within the industry. Speakers will [...]

Lee County hosts 28th annual Roy Hobbs World Series Oct. 22 – Nov. 19

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Baseball players from around the world will convene in Lee County for the 28th annual Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19. Over the course of the four-week tournament, a total of 240 teams of adult, amateur baseball players will compete within seven divisions, taking the fields in five Lee County [...]

Lee County hosts Senior Softball-USA’s Winter National Championships Nov. 1-6

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County will host Senior Softball-USA’s (SSUSA) 16th annual Winter National Championships, taking place Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 6. Teams will compete at top-notch softball complexes throughout Lee and Collier counties, including the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, the Northwest Softball Complex and Cape Coral Sports Complex in Cape Coral and North [...]

Lee County hosts 2016 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – River Romp Oct. 15-16

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the 2016 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – River Romp from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 16, at North Shore Park, 13019 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. Presented by Edison Sailing Center in collaboration with US Sailing, the River Romp [...]

Lee County announces global softball development partnership

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee County has announced a global softball development initiative between USA Softball, World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) and European Softball Federation (ESF) that provides opportunities for European players and coaches to improve their skills in the U.S. during the off-season. The new partnership most recently resulted in the hosting of Sweden’s national softball team [...]

Lee County hosts Cape Coral BMX 2017 Sunshine State BMX Association Florida Cup Series Qualifiers Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

2016-11-08T14:59:02+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Cape Coral BMX Club will host the 2017 Sunshine State BMX Association Florida Cup Series Qualifiers Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Strausser BMX Park, 1410 SW 6th Place, Cape Coral. The competition will begin with a skills clinic at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30, and races will take place the following [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:03+00:00 September 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 [...]

Lee County to host Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival Labor Day Weekend at JetBlue Park

2016-11-08T14:59:04+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Ticket proceeds benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Lee County Sports Development announces that Lee County will host the Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival on Friday, Sept. 2 – Sunday, Sept. 4 at JetBlue Park. The game brings together the top 40 baseball players ages 14 and under in North America. On Sunday, Sept. [...]

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 [...]

2016-11-08T14:59:13+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Miracle to host 55th FSL All-Star Game at Hammond Stadium

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are pleased to host the 2016 Florida State League All-Star Game at Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex presented by CenturyLink, Coors Light, Priority Marketing, Zambelli Fireworks and Lee County Sports Development. The 55th All-Star Game in league history will be played for a sixth time in Fort Myers since [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 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 hosts 2016 FHSAA Baseball State Championships at JetBlue Park May 11-14 and May 18-21

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2016 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Baseball State Championships will return to JetBlue Park May 11-14 and May 18-21 for the fourth consecutive year. The 27-game series is expected to draw fans from around the state as 36 teams face off, competing in the semifinal and championship games. Lee County and JetBlue Park [...]

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 [...]

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

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 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 [...]

Lee County to host USA Gymnastics-Florida State Championships Dec. 4-6 at Harborside Event Center

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the USA Gymnastics-Florida Level 4 and 5 State Championships Dec. 4-6 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The meet, sponsored by Lightning City Gymnastics and Cheerleading, will bring approximately 600 gymnasts from around the state to compete in Fort Myers. Approximately 1,900 people, including gymnasts and their families, are expected [...]

Gulf Coast Showcase Basketball Tournament returns to Germain Arena

2016-11-08T14:59:35+00:00 November 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+00:00 July 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 sets record year for sports tourism

2016-11-08T15:00:02+00:00 February 17th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: |

Lee County Sports Development reports a record year for sports tourism in 2013 with nearly 142,000 room nights sold and $60 million in direct visitor spending from amateur sporting events alone. During 2013, Lee County hosted more than 100 amateur sports events, and amateur baseball events accounted for 85,000 of the room nights. These events [...]

Lee County hosts U.S. Specialty Sports Association’s Annual Meeting at Sanibel Harbor Marriot Resort and Spa through Nov. 23

2013-11-18T14:43:17+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The office of Lee County Sports Development announces that Lee County will host the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Annual Meeting at the Sanibel Marriott Resort and Spa, Nov. 18-23. Headquartered in Osceola County, Fla., USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants competing [...]

Lee County Sports Development awarded grants for driving sports visitors to Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:24+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Lee County Sports Development was awarded $65,000 in grant monies from the Florida Sports Foundation to support the organization in hosting amateur sports events that generate significant economic impact for Lee County. A grant for $55,000 was awarded to Lee County for the North American Roller Hockey Championships and a $10,000 grant was awarded for [...]

Lee County hosts 25th annual Roy Hobbs World Series Oct. 26 – Nov. 23

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 7th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOTO ATTACHED Photo courtesy of Roy Hobbs/Greg Wagner: Vinnie Troncaso of Stars of Herrera (Dominican Republic) celebrates winning the 38+ AAAA Division Championship during the Roy Hobbs World Series 2012 in Fort Myers. Lee County hosts 25th annual Roy Hobbs World Series Oct. 26 – Nov. 23 Amateur baseball tournament generates [...]

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

2013-08-29T12:06:11+00:00 August 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 [...]