Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Florida Half Century Announce Partnership for 2011-12 Tournaments

Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Florida Half Century Announce Partnership for 2011-12 Tournaments

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with Florida Half Century ASA Inc. (FHC) to bring four FHC softball tournaments to the Tampa area for the 2011-12 season, including two State Championships.

FHC is a softball organization for seniors, split into the 50+ division and the 60+ division. The organization has brought at least three events to Hillsborough County each year since 2008. Over the past year, more than 290 teams have competed in Hillsborough County, generating significant economic impact. In 2011, Tampa played host to tournaments in March, July and will end with the State Championship December 10-11.  In 2012, Hillsborough County will host tournaments in March, August and another State Championship next December.

“The Florida Half Century Softball organization is pleased to be able to bring senior softball to Hillsborough County in partnership with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission,” said Michael Pilver, with the Advisory Group of Florida Half Century. “Our organization is the largest of its type in the country and includes 165 teams from all over the state of Florida. The organization is looking forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Hillsborough County.”

This new partnership for 2011-12 will feature four more tournaments at the Ed Radice, Greco and New Tampa sports complexes. The first will be the 2011 State Championship, December 10-11. The other events will be held March 24-25, 2012, August 18-19, 2012 and December 8-9, 2012.

“We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Florida Half Century,” said Jason Aughey, Sales and Events Manager for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. “We have seen the positive impact that our partnership with FHC has had on the Tampa Bay community and look to further develop that partnership through the next year and beyond.”