Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Date: 2/13/2024Location: Pelican Preserve Clubhouse, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. Ft. Myers
The role of sporting events in tourism and economic growth will be discussed with Mary Schaak, executive director of the City of Palms Classic, the nation's premier high school boys' basketball tournament. Sponsored by ADG Architecture. Registration is
Southwest Florida’s climate and extensive recreation facilities support a broad range of sporting events that garner national attention. The increasing importance of sporting events for tourism and economic growth will be discussed at the February 13th meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS).
The discussion will be led by Mary Schaak, executive director of the City of Palms Classic.
Since its inception in 1972, the City of Palms Classic has grown to become the premier boys’ high school basketball tournament in the United States, drawing teams, fans, college scouts, and sportscasters from all over the country. Games are now televised nationally by ESPNU. Ms. Schaak began working with the event five years ago as an intern from Florida Gulf Coast University and is now driving its expansion to be more than a once-a-year event, with a variety of opportunities for local businesses to participate. Southwest Florida attracts thousands of visitors annually for baseball, ranging from high school and college tournaments to major league spring training games. Professional hockey, college sports, beach volleyball, competitive swimming, tennis and pickleball are also drawing attention to the area and fueling tourism and business growth.
The meeting is sponsored by ADG Architecture and will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13th in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve’s Clubhouse, on Treeline Avenue at Colonial Boulevard, one mile east of I-75 exit 136 in Fort Myers. Admission is $30.00 for members and $45.00 for guests, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by February 8th.
Registration is closed.
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