National Collegiate Soccer Championship Back in Orange Beach
27 Nov, 2017
NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship in Town Through Dec. 2
The University of Mobile will be joined by 15 of the best collegiate soccer teams from around the country for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Soccer National Championship Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, 2017 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The championship has called Orange Beach home since 2012.
“The NAIA is so excited to call the Orange Beach area home for the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, partnering with the wonderful people at the Sports Commission,” said Chad Waller, director of athletics communication and media for NAIA. “Year after year, we hear positive remarks from the players, coaches and fans on the championship-level atmosphere at the Sportsplex, and the hospitality shown to everyone that travels to the beautiful beaches. We want to congratulate all of the 16 teams, wish them success and to enjoy the experience!”
In an effort to extend its Champions of Character program to the community, teams will conduct clinics at Gulf Shores Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 28 during each P.E. class. Teams will discuss the core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership as well as demonstrate soccer skills. Additionally, teams will donate items such as snacks and baby blankets to the animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
Admission for the championship is $30 for tournament passes and $10 for day passes. Fans and families are invited to attend the opening banquet on Sunday, Nov. 26 and semi-finalist banquet on Thursday, Nov. 30 for $25 per ticket per event.
For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GulfShores.com/Sports, or call 1-800-745-SAND.
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 a whole different state of play, please visit GulfShores.com/Sports.