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Fourth of July Weekend Offers Plenty of Sporting Events in the Bay Area

Fourth of July Weekend Offers Plenty of Sporting Events in the Bay Area

TAMPA, Fla. - Throughout the Fourth of July weekend, Tampa Bay will be packed with sporting events of all types. From the Girls National Basketball Championships to the AAU Gymnastics National Championships to the National Softball Association Championships, there won’t be a dull moment in the Bay area.

Here’s just some of what’s to come:

Girls 2007 USSSA National Basketball Championships
July 5-8, 2007
One hundred United States Specialty Sports Association high school girls’ basketball teams will compete in various high school and college gymnasiums throughout the Tampa Bay area during the Fourth of July weekend. This will be the second year in a row that this event has taken place in Tampa. For information on admission and parking, log on to www.flahoops.org; or contact Conrad Foss, tournament director, at 813-991-6445 or cfoss31@yahoo.com.

AAU Gymnastics National Championship
July 5-8, 2007
The 2007 AAU Age-Group National Gymnastics Championships are one of the largest gymnastics championships in the country. Over 800 athletes attended last year’s meet with more than 1,500 expected for the 2007 Championships in Tampa Bay. This event will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street in Tampa. Daily admission cost is $10 for children and $15 for adults.

On Wednesday, July 4 all of the gymnasts and their families are invited to the 2007 Age-Group Nationals Parade of Champions at the Tampa Convention Center – rain or shine! For more information, contact Heather Wolf-Erickson, gymnastics and dance supervisor, Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, at 813-231-5273 orHeather.Erickson@tampagov.net.

National Softball Association State Championship
July 6-8, 2007
Sixty teams from throughout Florida will compete in the three-day softball Championship in the 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18-year-old divisions at the Ed Radice Sports Complex, Greco Softball Complex and New Tampa Community Park for the State Championship title. For admission and parking information, contact Al Palmquist, Florida State director at 727-515-8328 or bigal77@tampabay.rr.com.

These events will produce a total of 6,200 room nights in the Bay area. For more information on these and other events happening in Tampa Bay, log on to www.TampaBaySports.org. Media contact is Travis Claytor, communications manager for the Tampa Bay CVB, at 813-342-4052 or tclaytor@VisitTampaBay.com.

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