1,200-plus youth baseball and softball teams are beach bound

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

GulfShores.com/Sports
Posted 5/31/19

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 …

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1,200-plus youth baseball and softball teams are beach bound

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

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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:

- 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)

- 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. (SEE RELATED LINKS BELOW)

Complete 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

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. (SEE RELATED LINK BELOW)