USA Gymnastics Region V Trampoline & Tumbling Championships Chooses Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands
Championship is Second Sporting Event at the
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS, Fla. (April 23, 2009) – Gymnasts from eight Southeastern states will participate in the USA Gymnastics Region V Trampoline & Tumbling Championships at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Fla., May 16 – 17, 2009. Between 400 and 500 elite-level youth athletes of all ages are anticipated to compete as well as 20 local gymnasts from Horizon Gymnastics.
“Having successfully held the AAU Fall State Gymnastics Championship at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in December of last year, I knew the USA Gymnastics Region V Trampoline & Tumbling Championships would be the right fit for Punta Gorda,” said Shelly Proa, co-founder of Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy in Port Charlotte. Proa worked with Sean Doherty, Sales and Sports Marketing Manager for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, to land the event which is the second sporting competition for the new 45,000 square-foot event and conference center.
Participating age categories are: 6 and younger, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and 12, 13 and 14, 15 and16, and 17 and older. Admission to the event is $10 for adults ages 12 and older, $5 for children between the ages of 3 and 11, and under 3-years-old are admitted free.
Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy is the host club for the event and can be contacted for more event information at (941) 627-5342 www.horizongymnastics.net. Additional event information can be found on the Florida Trampoline and Tumbling Web site at www.usagfltrampoline.net.
About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands offers a pristine unspoiled beauty that has served as the backdrop for seven major feature films as well as countless memorable vacations. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands has been named to SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” The city of Punta Gorda was named in September as one of “Top Ten Places to Retire Healthy” by U.S. News & World Report. Englewood, Fla. was just named as #2 of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com.
For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 502, Port Charlotte, FL 33948; (941) 743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor’s Guide; or visit the Web site at www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com.
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