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August 2017 58 www.sportseventsmagazine.com G E O R G I A t Sandy Springs Bordered by the city of Atlanta on the south and the Chattahoochee River to the north, Sandy Springs is Georgia's sixth-largest city and combines the best of urban and pastoral elements. The city has more than 950 acres of parks and natural areas, as well as the San- dy Springs Tennis Center, Center Ice Arena and Morgan Falls Athletic Fields. Sandy Springs' 22-mile stretch on the Chattahoochee River shoreline is prime for kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, fishing and more. Hotel rooms: 2,700 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: Sandy Springs Tennis Center features 20 hard courts, four clay courts and a main court with seating for 250. Center Ice Arena is an indoor hockey rink. Morgan Falls Athletic Complex accommodates baseball, T-ball and football. Contact: Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism, www.visitsandysprings.org Savannah Savannah is a charming, eccentric, sought-after destination that offers a variety of lodging, retail and culinary options in a beautiful and walkable set- ting. Visitors can explore downtown's 22 historic squares, cruise on a riverboat or dine al fresco. Hotel rooms: 15,000 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent Major facilities: Savannah Civic Cen- ter is a multipurpose facility with a 7,200- seat arena. Historic Grayson Stadium is a 4,000-seat ballpark. Savannah State University offers facilities for baseball, basketball, football, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Convention center: The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center has 330,000 square feet of space and hosts sports such as cheer, dance, gym- nastics, volleyball and wrestling. Contact: Savannah Sports Council, www.savannahsportscouncil.com See Ad On Page 55 Valdosta Valdosta is situated in Southern Georgia. As home to Valdosta State University, numerous collegiate facilities can be found here. Hotel rooms: 3,570 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent plus $5 per room, per night Major facilities: Valdosta State University offers a 5,350-seat basketball arena, track, 12 tennis courts, a 10,100- seat football stadium, a soccer field and a baseball field. McKey Park is home to the Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center, which includes 12 courts. Mildred Hunter Cen- ter has a gym with a full-size basketball court. Contact: Valdosta-Lowndes Sports Commission, www.visitvaldosta.org n DISCOVER THE COMMUNITY CARTERSVILLE & BARTOW COUNTY, GEORGIA Long recognized for her rich history, today Cartersville hosts distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate museums, sophisticated meeting facilities and a downtown bustling with restaurants, theatres, shops, and galleries. Nature awaits at Lake Allatoona, with hiking trails and canoeing on the Etowah River. Athletes nd their home at LakePoint Sporting Community, the premier sports vacation destination, c complete with dining, entertainment and hotels for the ultimate sports and family experience. Contact LakePoint Sports: Michael Grade michael.grade@lakepointsports.com lakepointsports.com Contact Cartersville-Bartow CVB: Ellen Archer earcher@cartersvillebartowcvb.org visitcartersvillega.org DOWNLOAD THE CVB APP

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