Palm Beach County Sports Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 3, 2011
Contact: Kayla French
Fall Baseball Tournaments return to Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach, FL-Approximately 130 amateur adult baseball teams competing in two prestigious national tournaments will be taking place at Roger Dean Stadium this November. The National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) and the Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) both agree that Palm Beach County is a great place to play championship baseball.
NABA will host its East Coast World Series at Roger Dean Stadium November 3-6, 2011. This event will attract 24 amateur adult baseball teams from across the United States competing in a variety of age groups ranging from 18 and older to 55 and older. Competition ranges from recreational players to highly skilled players that have prior collegiate or professional baseball experience all vying for the Championship title. The NABA World Series uses wood composite bats, which provides a big league atmosphere.
The MSBL Florida Fall Classic returns again this year November 8-19, 2011 to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, and the Vero Beach Sports Village. This is one of the largest amateur adult baseball tournaments in the nation, which features more than 100 teams and 2,000 players that will travel from the United States, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Canada to compete. This wood and metal bat competition will crown champions in various age groups that range from 18 and up to 58 and up. Similar to NABA, the age groups will be divided into skill divisions that range from recreational to those with collegiate or professional experience.
Both tournaments combined this month is expected to generate over 2,500 room nights, and $2 million in economic impact for Palm Beach County. For additional information please visit the Palm Beach County Sports Commission website at www.palmbeachsports.com.
About Palm Beach County Sports Commission
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the county, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season) and maximizes utilization of county facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that supports its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.