Sebring Hosting Two New Sporting Events This Weekend
American Cornhole League and Sebring Lacrosse College Showcase Bring Tourists to Highlands County
SEBRING, FL (May 11, 2022) – Visit Sebring is thrilled to announce that two new sporting events that have never been hosted in the Sebring area will take place this weekend. Each event will target a different group of individuals, but both events are expected to attract a great volume of participants plus additional spectators.
“Landing these two new events to our destination is part of our ongoing efforts with Airstream Ventures to attract more sports tourism, and more tourists, to the area,” said Visit Sebring’s Casey Hartt. “Having these tournaments here helps infuse dollars into our local economy during our tourism industry’s slower early summer season.”
The American Cornhole League Championship will take place at Bernie Little Distributors new facility on Scenic Highway starting Friday, May 13. The Florida State Women’s Singles will kick-off the weekend at 3:00 p.m. followed by Juniors Singles, Seniors Singles, Intermediate Blind Draw, Competitive Blind Draw, and ending the evening with the Advanced Blind Draw. Saturday will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Advanced Doubles, then moving on to Competitive Singles, Intermediate Doubles, and Co-Ed. Sunday, May 15 will bring the event to an end starting with Advanced Singles at 10:00 a.m. then competitive doubles and closing out the day with Intermediate Singles.
“We are so excited to partner with Visit Sebring and Airstream Ventures in bringing our State Championship to this part of Florida,” said Rob Chismark, American Cornhole League State Director. “We look forward to hosting hundreds of competitors from all over the country in order to crown our state champion.”
The Sebring Lacrosse College Showcase will feature the top male lacrosse athletes in the state of Florida. Saturday, May 14 at the Highlands County Sports Complex will start the two-day showcase. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. directly following, all prospects will go through two hours of skills development, after a break, two hours of positional concepts. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with NCAA coaches in a classroom setting to learn about the recruiting process, what needs to be done, what is true and false, and how to get your son to be the best lacrosse player he can be. All instruction is by NCAA and MCLA Coaches.
Sunday, May 15 beginning at 9:00 a.m. prospects will learn skills from the best NCAA coaches in our game. Individual and group work will lead to full-field lacrosse IQ development. The rest of the day will include IQ development and team play in front of and coached by NCAA coaches.
“Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the country, and we are excited to bring our college showcase event to Sebring,” said Tom West, Florida Prep Director. “We will be hosting some of the best male players from all over the southeast along with welcoming college coaches from all over the country.”
Visit Sebring is the destination marketing organization managed by the Highlands County Tourist Development Council (TDC). The mission of the TDC is to contribute to a positive quality of life for the residents of Highlands County through destination promotion, tourism development, advocacy, and resource management – which are foundation pieces for future economic growth. For more information, visit http://www.VisitSebring.com or find us on social media @VisitSebring.
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Casey Wohl Hartt