1,500 baseball and softball teams expected in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this summer
GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, AL – (OBA®) – Like a more “normal” summer for Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events coming to bat, sporting events dominate the lineup from June to August 2021, including over 1,000 baseball teams for the Perfect Game Gulf Coast World Series and around 500 softball teams for the USSSA Fastpitch National Championship .
“We expect to welcome a record number of baseball and softball teams with their coaches, families and fans, which will provide a tremendous boost to the local economy,” Michelle Russ, vice president of sales, sports and education. events for GSOB. Sports and Events said. “After all that 2020 has brought – from a pandemic to a devastating hurricane – we feel blessed to introduce our coastal communities to these event travelers.”
The Perfect Game Gulf Coast World Series, formerly known as the USSSA Global Sports World Series, will host eight tournaments at Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley Sportsplex as follows:
- Series 4: June 29 to July 3
- Series 8: July 28 to August 1
Just as businesses across the country have faced staff shortages, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are no exception. Teams and families are encouraged to take advantage of the on-the-go dining options and plan ahead for fun in the sun. The Wharf, host to the Perfect Game World Series opening ceremonies, says families are encouraged to spend time between games at the entertainment complex for a variety of attractions, shopping and dining.
“We are delighted to host the opening ceremonies of the Perfect Game Baseball World Series and the USSSA National Softball Championship,” said Sheena Mizell, director of marketing and public relations at The Wharf. “We love to see these families visit The Wharf each year while playing sports in our area, and we invite them to come and enjoy our So. A lot. Summer. programming of nightly events throughout the season. We look forward to seeing you here this summer.
The USSSA Fastpitch Recreation Series runs July 8-10, followed by the USSSA Fastpitch National Championship July 11-17 and July 18-24 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Other events take place throughout the summer including the Paradise Island 5K (May 30), the Gulf Coast Region Beach Series Grand Championships (July 10-11), the Dream All-American Series (August 6-7 ) and Alabama’s Strongest Man (August 14).
For a complete listing of events and information on upcoming sporting events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast,
visit GSOBsports.com, or call 1-800-745-SAND.