SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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December 2016 44 CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content Whether it's hitting a home run, breaking a speed record, or scoring the winning goal, the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission can provide you with the perfect venue for the ultimate sporting experience. From National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic Championships to Alabama High School Athletic Association games, sports organizations won't find a more inspiring place to play. 866-813-5795 or generations, Alabama's Gulf Coast has been a favorite va- cation spot for families across the country. The laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and genuine Southern hospitality of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach make this a preferred destination for sports event planners and athletes alike. With 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, beautiful turquoise waters, state-of-the-art sports facilities and a vast selection of leisure activities, there's plenty of excitement both on and off the field. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer top-notch facilities for football, track, softball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse. Teams compete on championship-qual- ity fields that have hosted the SEC Women's Soccer Championship, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) Women's National Soccer Championship, the NAIA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championship, the Alabama State High School Athletic Association Boy's and Girl's State Championships, and many others. Even our beautiful beaches get in on the action! In May 2016, the Gulf Shores Public Beach was host to the inaugural National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Beach Volleyball Championship and will host the event again in 2017. This beach has also been home to numerous Junior Sand Volley- ball competitions and World Handball Championships. The area offers more than 17,000 accommodations, including beachfront condos, national hotel chains, colorful beach houses and full-service resorts. Many of these accommodations offer a variety of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness facilities and spas. Each is conveniently located near area sports facilities and restaurants. Visit our website at to learn more, and make your next event one that athletes, fans and families don't want to miss. n F Sun, Sand & Sensational Sports Michelle Russ, CSEE, Director of Sales (251) 974-4631 or (866) 813-5795 www.GulfShoresOrangeBeach Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission

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