More than 1,200 youth baseball and softball teams are beach bound this summer

USSSA Global Sports World Series tournaments headline summer sports schedule in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Media Contact:

Ally Dorrough • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission
[email protected]GulfShores.com/Sports
1-800-745-SAND • 251-968-9327 (direct) • 334-391-7745 (cell)

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Summer 2019 is set to sizzle in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with athletic events from the sportsplexes to the sand. The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) alone is hosting nine baseball and softball tournaments, bringing more than 1,200 teams to the beach in June and July.

“In 2018, USSSA tournaments generated 48,445 room nights and $58.54 million in economic impact,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “With more than 200 additional teams over last year, plus their families and fans heading to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 2019, local businesses should feel the love. We are proud to facilitate these events alongside USSSA and invite each family to play hard at the fields and throughout our beach communities.”

The following USSSA events will take place at the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sportsplexes in June and July:
•    June 13-17: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 1 
•    June 17-22: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 2 
•    June 24-29: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 3 
•    July 1-6: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 4 
•    July 8-13: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 5 
•    July 9-13: USSSA Recreation Softball World Series
•    July 14-19: USSSA Softball "C" Fastpitch World Series (National and Gulf Coast Championship)
•    July 22-27: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 6
•    July 23-27: USSSA Gulf Coast Summer Championship 

Other summer sports highlights include the LuLu’s Hot Trot for ARC 5K Run/Walk (June 15), USTA Summer Slam Tennis Tournament (June 21-23), Dance Grand Nationals (July 2-6), The Shark Run (July 4), Gulf Coast Region Beach Volleyball Grand Championship (July 6) and Waterville USA Flow Tour National Championship (Aug. 17). Wrapping up the summer sports lineup is the Brett/Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon Sept. 7.

Visit USSSA.com and https://gsob.co/USSSA to learn more about USSSA. For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GulfShores.com/Sports, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

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Summer 2019 Sports Schedule:

June 7-9: Alabama Soccer Association Summer Camp 
June 7-9: USA Softball of Alabama National Qualifier 
June 13-17: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 1 
June 15: LuLu's Hot Trot for ARC 5K Run/Walk 
June 17-22: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 2 
June 21-23: USTA Gulf Shores Summer Slam Tennis Tournament 
June 24-29: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 3 
July 1-6: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 4 
July 2-6: Dance Grand Nationals 
July 4: The SHARK Run 
July 6: "Gulf Coast Region Grand Championship" National/Beach Tour Regional Qualifier Championship
July 8-13: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 5 
July 9-13: USSSA Recreation Softball World Series
July 14-19: USSSA Softball "C" Fastpitch World Series (National and Gulf Coast Championship)
July 20: 5th Annual Flora-Bama's Gulf Coast Paddle Championship
July 22-27: USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 6
July 23-27: USSSA Gulf Coast Summer Championship 
Aug. 17: Waterville USA Flow Tour National Championship
Sept. 5-7: Bulls on the Beach
Sept. 7: Brett/Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon

Photos:

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Caption: The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) is hosting nine baseball and softball tournaments in June and July in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, bringing more than 1,200 teams to the area in addition to a variety of other summer sports events.
Credit: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission 

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission:
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about playing along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit GulfShores.com/Sports

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