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AUG 2017

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August 2017 54 renowned 57-court tennis center; an eight- field softball complex with a 2,500-seat sta- dium; the world's longest urban whitewater course, an aquatic center and more. Convention center: The Columbus Convention and Trade Center hosts Chatta- hoochee Challenge Gymnastics, American Grappling Federation BJJ Championships and a multitude of sports banquets each year. Contact: Columbus Sports Council, See Ad On Page 53 Cumming Cumming is situated in Forsyth County, about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. The area features more than 26 parks, 52 softball/ baseball fields, 38 tennis courts, soccer fields, multipurpose fields, an aquatic center and a skate park. Hotel rooms: 664 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent plus $5 per room, per night Major facility: The Cumming Aquatic Center houses a 10-lane competition pool and 13.5 feet dive well. Bennett Park has five youth baseball fields and one turf foot- ball/lacrosse field. Central Park offers eight tennis courts, five youth baseball fields, four adult softball fields, two soccer fields, one turf football/lacrosse field and a disc golf course. Coal Mountain Park includes seven youth baseball fields, two tennis courts, one turf soccer/lacrosse field and one Miracle League field. Fowler Park features 12 tennis courts, five soccer fields, four baseball/ softball fields, one lacrosse field, a track and field, and a skate park. Sawnee Mountain Park houses eight youth baseball fields, four tennis courts, two outdoor basketball courts and two turf football/lacrosse fields. Sharon Springs Park has eight tennis courts, eight youth baseball fields, two turf football/ lacrosse fields and two outdoor basketball courts. South Forsyth Soccer Complex has four soccer fields. Lanierland has four multipurpose fields. Matt Community Park has four multipurpose fields. Contact: Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, www.cumming- Dalton North Georgia's Dalton is home to top-of- the-line sporting facilities with more than 28 softball/baseball complexes, nine soccer fields, 26 tennis courts, 12 football fields and seven turf fields. Hotel rooms: 1,400 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent plus $5 per room, per night Major facilities: Heritage Point Region- al Park features 10 baseball/softball fields. James E. Brown Center has four soccer fields, two turf fields, a full-size gym and a pool. Convention center: The Dalton Con- vention Center houses a 143,000-square- foot arena and is home to wrestling tournaments, arena football, basketball games, cheer and dance competitions, and martial arts. Contact: Dalton CVB, www.visit ► G E O R G I A t ROME: Rome Tennis Center at Berry College hosted the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's & Women's Tennis Championships in April. ACC history was made by running four consecu- tive matches at one time. Over 30 USTA sanctioned tournaments are hosted annually at the Rome Tennis Center. Rome Tennis Center is one of the world's largest tennis facilities, and the largest hardcourt facility in the nation with 60 courts. n LAKEPOINT SPORTS IN CARTERSVILLE-BARTOW: LakePoint Sporting Community is one of the nation's biggest and most appealing sports destinations. With the addition of the 170,000 square foot Champions Center, LakePoint has solidified itself as a year-round destination, becoming home to more than 15 indoor sports. Boasting competition that is second-to-none, with Shaw Sports Turf fields, Musco LED lighting, and scout towers with views of every field, LakePoint has attracted media, scouts, and players from all over the country. Additional parks include Dellinger Park, Cartersville Soccer Complex, Cartersville Baseball Complex, Hamilton Crossing Park, Joe Cowan Park, and Manning Mill Park. n

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