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FEB 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com February 2017 23 heart of PCB. And golf. Don't forget golf. If you can't have fun here, you might not be able to have fun anywhere. PCB's primary sports facility is the Frank Brown Park, which recently underwent a major $4 million renovation. It features nine baseball and softball fields. Also on the site is The Panama City Beach Aquatic Center, featuring a heated/cooled 50-meter Olympic-size pool with a one-meter spring- board diving well and a 5,000-square-foot Splash Park. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City Beach offers its own collegiate-level sports fields and venues, including a full-size base- ball diamond, a full-size collegiate fast-pitch field and a state-of-the art indoor wellness center with a 2,000-seat gymnasium, aquatic center and more. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA Snohomish County, WA, including Snohomish, Everett, Monroe and the surrounding areas, provides a gorgeous Pacific Northwest terrain, exceptional sports envi- ronments and great recreational opportuni- ties for visitors. Snohomish County's primary sports event venue is XFINITY Arena in Everett, which has an 8,300-seat hockey arena that is used in the off-season for a number of other sports competitions, and Sky River Park in Monroe, which has a total of five softball/ baseball fields and three mid-sized soccer fields. Lake Tye Park sits by a 42-acre lake for recreation and hosting amateur sports events, along with two baseball/softball fields and a soccer field, and Stocker Fields/ Harvey Fields, in Snohomish, can arrange up to 17 soccer fields of various sizes and up to five lacrosse fields. "Our beautiful outdoor backdrop and wel- coming atmosphere will be an experience people will remember for a lifetime," said Tammy Dunn, sports development director for the Snohomish County Sports Commis- sion. "Snohomish County offers a variety of activities and attractions for participants and spectators to experience, from visiting Jetty Island, learning about vintage military aircrafts at Flying Heritage Collection, shopping at the Seattle Premium Outlets and so much more. Our close proximity to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle is another great reason to stay in Snohomish County." Snohomish County's greatest tourism and recreational assets are those provided natu- rally by its beautiful setting. With the Puget Sound bordering the west of Snohomish County and the Cascade Mountains to the east, all manner of exquisite hiking, biking, river rafting, rock climbing and more await visitors – even skydiving. One exceptional spot is Jetty Island, a man-made nature island on the Everett waterfront well known for summer beach outings, nature visits and kiteboarding. For something a little different, visitors can check out engaging elements of Sno- homish County's connection to the aviation industry. Options include the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, the Museum of Flight Restoration Center, the Flying Heritage Collection and the Historic Flight Foundation. VENTURA COUNTY, CA Ventura County, California, is a sun-drenched West Coast locale that invites an extended stay. Sports participants and competitors involved in events at one of Ventura Col- lege's football, baseball and softball fields, its basketball or tennis courts, or its track and field facilities will likely want to stick around for pure fun in the sun. The college's baseball diamonds have hosted the Triple Crown World Series the past two years. The desire to stay longer is no doubt true for anyone involved with events at the Ven- tura Community Park, which features two baseball/softball diamonds and six athletic fields. The park's Aquatic Center houses ► Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, FL Jetty Island in Snohomish County, WA Panama City Beach CVB Snohomish County Tourism t SPECIAL Feature READER'S PICK! READER'S PICK!

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