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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 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 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 [...]

Matanzas on the Bay now offering Dave’s Dockside Pizza for half price on Mondays

2016-11-08T14:59:05+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is kicking off the work week by offering diners half-price Dave’s Dockside Pizza on Mondays. The discounted price will be available on Mondays from 4 to 10 p.m., dine-in only. Voted “Best Pizza on the Beach,” Dave’s Dockside Pizza features a variety of specialty pizzas including Dave’s [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]