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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Lists Strong Sports Calendar for Spring

6 Mar, 2020


As temperatures warm up along Alabama’s beaches, the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is gearing up for a solid spring 2020 lineup with more than 30 events slated for March through May. From collegiate volleyball and track championships to high school tournaments and an array of races, there are plenty of events for participants and spectators alike to experience.

Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the Sports Commission, says sports tourism continues to grow and contributes greatly to the local municipalities’ economic impact.

“Thanks to the countless athletes, coaches, families and fans who travel to coastal Alabama for athletic events, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach saw $121.44 million in sports economic impact in 2019,” noted Gendler. “The genuine hospitality these visitors encounter from the front desk at their accommodations to the grocery store check-out line resonates and gives them yet another reason to return for their next family vacation.”

Major spring events include the following:

  • Gulf Shores High School Gulf Coast Classic
    • March 16-18: Gulf Coast Classic I Softball Tournament
    • March 16-19: Gulf Coast Classic I Baseball Tournament
    • March 23-25: Gulf Coast Classic II Softball Tournament
    • March 23-26: Gulf Coast Classic II Baseball Tournament
    • March 30 to April 1: Gulf Coast Classic III Softball Tournament
  • April 9-10: AISA Outdoor Track & Field State Championship
  • April 30 to May 2: AHSAA State Track Championship (4-7A boys and girls)
  • May 1-3: NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship
  • May 2-3: Gulf Coast Region “BeachFest” – National Beach Tour National Qualifier
  • May 7-9: AHSAA Regional Softball Championship
  • May 20-22: NAIA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GSOBsports.com, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

2020 Spring Sports Schedule:
March 6-8: NAIA and the University of Mobile, Gulf Coast Invitational
March 11-14: 51st Annual Bratton Brothers Invitational
March 13-14: Pleasure Island Showdown Softball Tournament
March 13-14: Polar Bear Classic Tennis Tournament
March 14: GSHS Track & Field St. Patrick's Day Invitational
March 14-21: South Simcoe Dufferin (SSD) Track and Field Club Spring Training
March 16-18: Gulf Coast Classic I Softball Tournament
March 16-19: Gulf Coast Classic I Baseball Tournament
March 20-22: The March to May Collegiate Beach Volleyball Tournament
March 21-22: Spirit Brands Orange Beach Nationals
March 22-27: Depauw University Track & Field Spring Training
March 22-28: Calvin College Track & Field Training
March 23-24: Gulf Coast Invitational GSHS Golf
March 23-25: Gulf Coast Classic II Softball Tournament
March 23-26: Gulf Coast Classic II Baseball Tournament
March 28: Flora-Bama's Beach Run-Walk for America's Warriors 5K & 1/2 Marathon
March 28-29: USSSA Global Sports Baseball 300 Point Qualifier
March 30-31: University of South Alabama Men's Golf Spring Tournament
March 30 to April 1: Gulf Coast Classic III Softball Tournament
April 4: Zydeco & Crawfish Festival 5K Run
April 4-9: Spring Break Training
April 9-10: AISA Outdoor Track & Field State Championship
April 18: 24th Annual Mullet Man Triathlon
April 23-26: Alabama Tennis Invitational
April 30 to May 2: AHSAA State Track Championship (4-7A boys and girls)
May 1-2: Jubilee Open Martial Arts Tournament
May 1-3: NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship
May 2-3: Gulf Coast Region “BeachFest” – National Beach Tour National Qualifier
May 7-9: AHSAA Regional Softball Championship
May 9: Wild Thang 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk
May 9: Good Life Ride
May 20-22: NAIA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
May 24: Paradise Island 5K
 About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about playing along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit GulfShores.com/Sports.

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