Pleasure Isle welcomes 1,000 ball teams to beach this summer
Summer sports are sizzling along Alabama’s beaches with more than 20 athletic events on deck through August. The beach cities (and the Foley Sportsplex) will welcome a record number of teams competing in the United States Specialty Sports Association’s (USSSA) Global Sports World Series with over 800 baseball and 200 softball teams.
“For eight years running, the Sports Commission has hosted USSSA along with the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and we look forward to welcoming each player, coach, family and fan to our beach destination,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “As we continue to grow the diversity of athletic events in the area, we will host a wide range of tournaments this summer including baseball, softball, soccer, dance, fishing, grappling and paddleboarding.”
The Sports Commission saw record-breaking numbers as a result of USSSA in 2015 with 53,111 room nights and $50.8 million in economic impact. For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GulfShores.com/ Sports/Media-Room, or call 1-800-745-SAND.
Pictured: More than 800 baseball teams and 200 softball teams will swing into Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for United States Specialty Sports Association events this summer.
Upcoming Sports Commission Events
June 21-26: USSSA Global Sports Coach Pitch World Series
June 22-25: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 2
June 25-26: Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball Beach Series III
June 29-July 2: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 3
July 4: The Shark Adventure Run
July 6-9: USSSA Recreation Softball World Series
July 6-9: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 4
July 6-10: Dance Grand Nationals
July 9: G.C. Region Volleyball Beach Series Championship
July 13-16: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 5
July 20-23: USSSA Softball “C” Fastpitch World Series
July 20-23: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 6
July 22-24: Flora-Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championship
July 23: NAGA U.S. National Grappling Championship
July 26-30: Fastpitch Southern Nationals
July 28-30: USSSA Softball Showcase and Tournament
July 30-Aug. 6: Lausanne Collegiate Soccer Training
Aug. 25-27: O.B. Soccer Classic University of Mobile Soccer