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City of North Myrtle Beach to Host Softball’s “Top Gun Sports Winter World Series” in 2016
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and City of North Myrtle Beach announced that the 2016 “Top Gun Sports Winter World Series” for youth softball players will be hosted at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex from Oct. 27-30. Games will also be played in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown parks as part of the annual Winter World Series. The event highlights the best of youth softball and will feature an estimated 200 softball teams across five different age divisions. Top Gun event organizers attributed their event location decision to the area's top-rated event facilities and the collaborative efforts of the cities of North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C. For additional information about Play Top Gun Sports and the championship, visit www.playtopgunsports.com/SoftballTournaments.aspx. “We’ve worked very closely with Top Gun officials and organizers to ensure that North Myrtle Beach would be one of the best choices to call home to its 2016 Winter World Series event,” said Matt Gibbons, Superintendent of Sports Tourism and Athletics at the City of North Myrtle Beach. “Every day, our team members are actively pursuing groups and organizations that we can successfully provide a premium event experience for within North Myrtle Beach, and this latest pairing is a perfect example of that. We look forward to the positive economic impact and excitement the Winter World Series will bring to our area.” “We are pleased to announce this latest partnership with the Top Gun Sports Winter World Series,” said George DuRant, Vice President of Tourism Development at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau. “From our world-class athletic fields and new sporting facilities to our family-friendly accommodations and outdoor offerings, we are able to provide groups such as Top Gun with a quality experience that will leave participants excited to return.” During 2015, the City of North Myrtle Beach played host to approximately 78 sporting events and tournaments with an estimated $25,051,450 economic impact, drawing 77,636 players and visitors to the area. For more information about the City of North Myrtle Beach’s Parks and Recreation Department and the chamber, visit www.parks.nbm.us and www.explorenorthmyrtlebeach.com.