Lee County will host the USA Gymnastics-Florida Level 6, 9 and 10 State Championships March 18-20 at Lee County Civic Center, located at 11831 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. The meet, sponsored by Lightning City Gymnastics and Cheerleading, will bring gymnasts from around the state to compete in Lee County.
Last year’s event attracted more than 2,000 sports visitors to Lee County, resulting in approximately 1,000 hotel room nights and approximately $400,000 in direct spending.
“We have had great success hosting USA Gymnastics-Florida competitions here in Lee County, and we look forward to offering another competitive meet for visitors and members of our community to enjoy,” said Jeff Mielke, executive director of Lee County Sports Development. “Competitions like the USA Gymnastics-Florida State Championships showcase all that Lee County has to offer, providing visitors the opportunity to learn more about our great community.”
The meet will be open to the public, with admission available at $15 per day for adults and $10 per day for children ages 5-12, cash only. Parking at the Lee County Civic Center is $5 per vehicle, per day. For more information on the event, visit www.lightningcity.com. For more information about USA Gymnastics-Florida, visit www.usagfl.org.
Lee County Sports Development was created in 2003 to meet the growing demand for sports development in Lee County, and is recognized by the Florida Sports Foundation as one of the state’s 25 Regional Sports Commissions. The Lee County Sports Development office leads the recruitment and implementation of amateur and professional sports events and activities in Lee County, with the goal of providing economic impact to Lee County. Through local partnerships with Lee County Parks & Recreation and others, the Lee County Sports Development office provides services designed to address the needs of local, national and international sports entities including housing, access to venues, event management, transportation assistance, event promotion, marketing and local sponsorship opportunities. For more information, call 239-533-5273 or visit www.leegov.com/sports.