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Dec 5 2017

Press Release: Florida USSSA Grade School Basketball State Championships 2018

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2017
USSSA Basketball to Host Florida State Grade School Championships in Fort Myers June 8-10

VIERA, FLORIDA - The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) announced today that it will host its Florida USSSA Basketball Grade School State Championships in Fort Myers, Florida, June 8th through 10th. The annual tournament marks the culmination of the Florida USSSA Basketball season and gives teams from around Florida the chance to measure themselves against some of the state’s premier teams. The Florida USSSA State Championship will be hosted in two segments-- with a Grade School event and a separate High School event. Fort Myers will proudly host Florida USSSA’s best Boys and Girls 3rd through 8th grade teams during the Grade School State Championship.

Lee County Sports has partnered with USSSA to bring this Championship event to the Fort Myers community for the second consecutive year. Last year’s State Championship was a resounding success with over 70 participating teams, 800 athletes, and 1,500 spectators descending on Fort Myers for the two-day event.

This year’s three-day USSSA Grade School State Championship is poised to duplicate the success and convenience of last year’s event. The event will feature 12 active courts all within two miles of each other, facilitating travel for teams, coaches, and parents. In addition to Championship basketball tournament play, the event will have an Opening Ceremony, Guest Speaker(s), Stretch & Recovery Stations, and a Highlight Video Station for around the clock entertainment.

Championship Rings will also be making their much-awaited return to the USSSA State Championship! One of the greatest successes of last year’s USSSA State and National Championships was the introduction of high quality Championship Rings for the winning teams. The Championship Rings have become so renowned that other youth organizations have tried to duplicate the rings.

Teams participating in the 2018 Florida USSSA Grade School State Championships can expect to play at least four games and potentially up to seven games should they advance in the tournament. Team registration for the event is $375 and registration ends Thursday, May 31st

Registration and Event Housing
Teams interested in participating should register online at http://www.usssa.com/basketball5on5/TournamentMain/#/?eventID=296191&gdSport=12 or visit http://www.floridabasketball.org/usssa-state-championship. Lee County Sports Housing is providing discounted lodging for USSSA teams and parents at Fort Myers hotels. For any discounts and a complete guide to Fort Myers lodging, please visit http://leecountysportshousing.org/event/1136 or call 239-541-1800.

About United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)
USSSA is headquartered in Viera, Florida. USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic association. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com.

Contact
Name: Chris Horton
Phone: 954-790-8497
Email: Chris.Horton@usssa.com

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