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Panama City Beach Lists Calendar of Sports-Cations for Athletes

7 Jun, 2016


Long known for its sugar white sand beaches along the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach is also recognized by international sporting event planners as a great destination for everything from baseball to swim meets. With close to 320 days of sunshine per year and an annual temperature of 74 degrees, this beachside destination is perfect for family vacations centered on sports.

Many activities take place at Frank Brown Park, which is currently equipped with nine baseball and softball diamonds, three soccer fields, four multi-purpose football fields, four tennis courts, walking trails, indoor gymnasium and an aquatic center featuring a temperature-controlled Olympic-size pool. As Frank Brown Park approaches the finish line of a $4 million major renovation (to be completed in June of this year), Panama City Beach continues to host a wide variety of competitions, races, and tournaments during the spring and summer months.

“Our world-class beaches are a natural draw for families and those looking for a great beach vacation,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Now, more and more athletes are choosing to compete in paradise, and stay for a vacation.”

2016 summer sporting event highlights in Panama City Beach include:

Adam Brack’s Junior Golf Clinic, reoccurring weekly at Hombre Golf Club

Seeing Red Spearfishing Tournament, June 5-7 at Panama City Diving

Minor League Paintball, June 10-12 at Frank Brown Park

Grand Slam World Series of Baseball, June 20-26; June 27-July 2; July 5-9; July 25-30 at Frank Brown Park with parades in Pier Park

USFA Fast Pitch World Series – July 11-16; July 18-23 at Frank Brown Park

Air National Guard Softball Nationals – August 10-13 at Frank Brown Park

Next Generation Sports World Series – August 24-28 at Frank Brown Park

For more information on Panama City Beach and sporting events taking place in the area, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.

About Panama City Beach: Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Silver Airways. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.  Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/webcam/. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/visitpanamacitybeach).

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