FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2017
FHSAA Softball State Finals at Historic Dodgertown
VERO BEACH, Fla. (May 16, 2017) – The top high school softball teams in the State of Florida will converge onto Historic Dodgertown to compete for the Florida State Championship in each of the nine (9) respective classifications. Regional Finals have concluded around the state to determine which high schools have advanced to the State Softball Finals. This four-day event will include 36 teams competing in semi-final rounds on Wednesday and Friday then championship rounds Thursday and Saturday.
This is the first year of a new three-year agreement with the FHSAA, which is proudly hosted by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, Historic Dodgertown, Indian River County Parks and Recreation, Indian River County, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.
“The Treasure Coast Sports Commission is excited to host the 2017 FHSAA Softball Finals. 36 of the best teams in the state, along with their families, friends and supporters will be coming to Indian River County for an experience of a lifetime. The ultimate goal of hosting this event is to highlight Indian River County as a premier sports paradise. Although the Treasure Coast Sports Commission is the host organization, putting this all together has truly been a team effort. Without the support from Indian River County Parks and Recreation, Indian River County, Historic Dodgertown, St. Lucie West Centennial High School and many Athletic Directors on the Treasure Coast hosting this event would not be possible” states Rick Hatcher, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission.
Admission for the event is $12 per day, while parking is $10 per car and $25 per bus. Semi-final games (Wednesday and Friday) will be streamed on the National Federation of High School Sports website plus championship games (Thursday and Saturday) will be broadcasted live by Spectrum Sports Network. Food and beverage at Historic Dodgertown concessions will be available throughout the event.
For additional information regarding this event or any other, please contact Ryan Strickland via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (772) 380.6221.
About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida
“A Florida Heritage Landmark”
World-famous Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 80-acre complex on Florida’s Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley in a partnership since 2012. O’Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as “Dodgertown” for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo.
On November 10, 2014, Historic Dodgertown was named a Florida Heritage Landmark for its unique historic significance extending beyond baseball, as the first completely integrated Spring Training site in the South. The “Baseball and Dodgertown” historical marker is located at the entrance to the conference center.
The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it was the starting place for six World Championships and 14 N.L. Pennant-winning teams. Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame players trained on these hallowed grounds, as well as 20 visits from professional teams in Asia.
The all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County, gives teams of all ages the unique opportunity to train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. Participants utilize one of 10 ½ playing fields (seven are Musco-lighted for night games), including a new cloverleaf of youth baseball/softball fields with concessions area and new multi-purpose field (110 by 130 yards) for football, soccer and lacrosse.
Other amenities include clubhouses, two full-sized weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club lounge and a competition-size swimming pool. The home of 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is the ideal setting to build a championship team. It’s the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars.
Continuing its tradition since 1983, the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp returned to Historic Dodgertown in November, 2014. Visit historicdodgertown.com for more information.
Ruth Ruiz, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, (772) 257-8532