Softball means big business for Palm Beach County this summer. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is partnering with the Florida Half Century Amateur Softball Association to host the Florida Half Century Summer Classic on June 21-22, 2014. This is a 50 or older men’s slow pitch softball tournament, which will utilize 9 softball fields over 3 venues (Seminole Palms Park in Royal Palm Beach, Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, and John Prince Park in Lake Worth).
Over 50 teams and 700 athletes from across Florida will compete in five skill brackets. After a 10-year absence from Palm Beach County, Florida Half Century Softball made Palm Beach County its home for the third consecutive year.
This senior softball tournament is expected to provide a boost to the local economy. The influx of visitors is expected to generate over 600 room nights and $350,000 in economic impact. Palm Beach County Sports Commission President, Guy Quattlebaum, stated, “Hosting a senior softball tournament, such as Florida Half Century, is an incredible opportunity for Palm Beach County. The participating teams for Florida Half Century consist of adult recreational athletes that are at a point in their personal and financial lives where they may look at Palm Beach County as a potential area for future real-estate purchases or business investment.”