Tag Archives: Florida

Ewen Retires from Lee County Sports Development

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gary Ewen, CSEE, with the Lee County Sports Development office retired at the end of September.

            Ewen was involved in the sports tourism movement since 1984 and a member of the first graduating class of the CSEE program.

            A past member of the NASC (Sports ETA) …

Amateur Boxing Returns to Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Amateur boxers from the Southeastern United States will return to the ring for the Sugar Bert Boxing National Qualifier World Boxing Council Green Belt Challenge tournament on Aug. 28-30. The event will be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.

 The three-day tournament, sanctioned …

Doherty Named Interim Tourism Director

Sean Doherty

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Charlotte County Administrator Hector Flores named Sean Doherty as interim director of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau.

            Doherty first worked as a sports marketing manager and the sales and sports marketing manager for the tourism bureau since 2005. He joined the …

AAU Junior Olympics Announces Florida’s Space Coast to Host 2020 Event

BREVARD, Fla.—Florida’s Space Coast will host the 2020 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games in late July and early August at Viera Regional Park. The announcement was made by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

            “There couldn’t be a better place to hold this event right now than at Florida’s Space …

2020 National Hockey Festival Moves to Panama City Beach

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— USA Field Hockey announced that the USA Field Hockey National Hockey Festival presented by CranBarry over Thanksgiving weekend, will move to the Panama City Beach Sports Complex in Panama City Beach, Fla., from November 26-28, 2020 for the 40thedition of the event.

The Panama City Beach Sports …

Wood Named Director of Business Development & Events

DALLAS — J.D. Wood returned to Dallas in February to join the Dallas Sports Commission (DSC) as the director of business development and events.

Wood was previously the general manager of the Panama City Beach (Fla.) Sports Complex/Sports Facility Management and was responsible for the business development of the complex. …

Lake County, FL is “Real Florida. Real Close. Real Events.”

As the name implies, there are plenty of lakes (over 1,000) in Lake County. Lake Minneola in Clermont is home to the Clermont Boathouse and Clermont Waterfront Park, as well as a 1,000-meter and 2,000-meter course for paddlesports or rowing and the oak-tree covered shoreline provides spectators with a great viewing area.

2019 Hempel World Cup Series Heads to Miami

Miami — For 30 years, Biscayne Bay and Miami have been an important stop of the Olympic-class circuit. This year 650 athletes from 60 countries are heading to the area for the opening series of the 2019 Hempel World Cup, a crucial milestone to the 2020 Olympic Regatta in Enoshima, …