SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2016

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com September 2016 45 W SPORT Report $QQDSROLVKRVWPRUHWKDQDGR]HQODFURVVH WRXUQDPHQWVDQQXDOO\RQODFURVVHøHOGV Hogan Lax hosts three lacrosse tournaments each year in Anne Arundel County and GHEXWHGWKHøUVW1DSWRZQ&KDOOHQJH Tournament that was held in conjunction with Annapolisís local professional team, the MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Championship games were held at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and televised regionally on Comcast Sports Network. The NMCS will host theNCAA 'LYLVLRQ,TXDUWHUøQDOVLQ Lacrosse tournaments in the Paradise Coast area of Florida brought in more than 100 teams this year and approximately 2,500 to 3,000 visitors, said Michael Obyc, sports marketing manager with the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau. Obyc said he has seen an increase in the number of participants in recent years. ìAs the popularity of the sport increases across the country at the high school and college levels, we continue to see interest in Naples as a host site for tournaments,î Obyc said. There are several upcoming lacrosse events still to come to Naples in 2016: The :DUULRU&LWUXV0HOWGRZQE\/D[SDORR]D Oct. 15-16; the Alligator Alley Lacrosse Classic, Oct. 29-30; and the STX Paradise Shootout, Nov. 11-12. Competitions take place at North Collier Regional Park, which is ìexceedingly well prepared to host local, region and national tournament events,î Obyc said, and gets high praise from tournament attendees and RUJDQL]HUVIRUWKHøHOGIDFLOLWLHVDQGVWDII For venues considering a lacrosse event, Helms shared a rundown of how the Rock Hill parks department prepares: Q 3ODQWLPHWRWUDQVLWLRQøHOGVEHWZHHQ VRFFHUDQGODFURVVHøHOGSDLQWLQJ switching out goals, etc. Q Have the ability to line both menís and ZRPHQ∂VODFURVVHøHOGVLQFOXGLQJRYHU- laying these with different paint colors GXHWRGLIIHUHQFHVLQWKHøHOGV7KLVLV GRQHRYHUH[LVWLQJVRFFHUøHOGV Q 6HFXUHRYHU¿RZSDUNLQJRIIVLWHGXHWR the popularity of the tournaments and the ìtailgatingî atmosphere. Q Arrange additional staff for larger tournaments. Q WHERE DEDICATION TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL EVENT IS OUR BADGE OF HONOR. OPEN UP TO DEDICATION Just minutes north of Seattle, you'll find a great selection of sports venues for your event. In addition to complete event organization assistance, you'll find over 5,000 hotel rooms, endless outdoor adventures and unlimited opportunities for fun. Contact Tammy Dunn, CSEE at 888-338-0976, ext. 102 Players from New Orleans to Atlanta pre- pare to take the field in the Third Coast Classic in Foley, AL November 2015. Foley Sports Tourism, AL

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