Play begins today for 144 teams of 7 -14 year olds who are competing in the USSSA Baseball World Series, which is the first in a series of USSSA events that Alabama’s Beaches will host this summer.
The strong relationship between the sports commission and USSSA continues to grow after a record-setting year in 2010. The sports commission generated over $12.8 million last year in tourism impact with a large portion of that coming from USSSA events. Two events in particular can be given credit; USSSA Global World Series I and II were responsible for over $5.5 million in tourism impact.
WHAT: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series I
WHEN: July 6-10, 2011
WHERE: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sportsplexes
CONTACT: Kim Chapman, Public Relations Manager
251-974-4625 (direct) or 251-752-8448 (cell)
ALERT DATE: July 6, 2011
SOURCE: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission
About the Organization:
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission (formerly known at the Alabama Gulf Coast Sports Commission) is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (formerly known as the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau), the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2006, this commission became a department within Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. In this role, the commission - along with assistance from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. For information, please visit www.gulfshoresorangebeachsports.com.