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Rochester, N.Y. to Welcome Thousands of Athletes, Families and Fans for Summer Sports Events

Friday, June 15, 2018 9:00 AM by Rachel Laber

Rochester, N.Y. to Welcome Thousands of Athletes, Families and Fans for Summer Sports Events

Athletes and their guests to travel from across the United States for multiple events in June

This June, Rochester will welcome thousands of athletes, their families, coaches and officials visiting Rochester for a number of notable sporting events.

Rochester will welcome a variety of athletic events this month including the largest blind baseball event in the northeast, a national U.S. Track & Field youth championship, an elite club lacrosse program and a girls’ hockey tournament that will attract both athletes and college recruiters from across the U.S.

“We are always delighted to welcome visitors to Rochester for sports tournaments and events,” said Don Jeffries, Visit Rochester president & CEO. “But this June is an especially exciting time for our community as we welcome national events and athletes from across the country. I trust that our guests will find limitless opportunities for fun off the field as well, as the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Fairport Great Race and several other events will occur at the same time.”

Upcoming Sporting Events, June 2018

Beast of the East Beep Baseball, June 23-24, Grace and Truth Park

Beast of the East Beep Baseball is the largest blind baseball event in the northeast. This annual beep baseball tournament brings together six of the most competitive teams in the northeastern U.S. Competing teams in the 2018 tournament include the Rochester Pioneers, Boston Renegades, New Jersey Titans, Long Island Bombers, Philadelphia Fire, and New Jersey Lightning. All of the players competing in this event are blind and visually impaired. During the tournament, the athletes will play three consecutive games of the modified version of America’s favorite pastime. This tournament will feature Rochester’s own the Rochester Pioneers. Based on their performance at Beast of the East, the Pioneers could make a run for the title at the Beep Baseball World Series in Wisconsin in late July.

Sweetlax Summer Invitational, June 22-24, Town of Pittsford & Pittsford Central Schools         

Sweetlax is an elite club lacrosse program that focuses on developing player skills and teamwork while stressing the importance of academic performance to reach the College level. More than 100 collegiate coaches and recruiters are expected to attend this tournament to scout out top local, regional and national talent. With teams traveling from as far away as California and Florida, more than 3,500 guests are expected to visit Rochester for this event. In addition to national teams, top local talent will also be competing in this event.

North American Prospects Showcase (NAPS) Rochester, June 22-24, Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex

Hosted by Legacy Global Sports, NAPS Rochester is a high-caliber talent tournament, showcase, and camp for female hockey players to develop their game and highlight their skills in front of recruiters from across the country. More than 1,000 athletes, officials and guests, including college recruiters, will visit Rochester for this tournament.

USA Track & Field (USATF) National Youth Outdoor Championships, June 26 – July 1, The College at Brockport

USATF is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. At this event the top youth outdoor track and field talent in the country will compete in a number of different events, including Hurdles, High Jump, Decathlon, Relay Races and much more. A full schedule of events can be viewed here.

Visiting athletes, their families and tournament organizers directly contribute to the tourism and hospitality industry’s economic impact of more than $1 billion in Monroe County. Visitors will be using local hotels, dining in restaurants throughout Monroe County and using many different recreation and entertainment facilities across Rochester.

ABOUT VISIT ROCHESTER

Visit Rochester is the official tourism promotion agency for Monroe County. Visit Rochester is a membership organization with over 400 members representing, lodging, retail, restaurants, services, and community organizations. Working together with our members and partners, our mission is to sell and market Greater Rochester as a preferred destination in order to grow and maximize visitor spending and to enhance the economy.

ABOUT ROCHESTER NY SPORTS COMMISSION

The Rochester NY Sports Commission is the sports business development arm of Visit Rochester. The Commission’s goal is to bring organized sporting events of all kinds for all ages to Rochester, New York. The Rochester NY Sports Commission actively solicits amateur championships, sports related clinics and conventions.

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Author: Rachel Laber

Rachel Laber is the Director of Communications and Public Relations for Visit Rochester. If you are interested in learning more about Rochester and the Finger Lakes, contact Rachel at (585) 279-8325. Journalists, bloggers, and travel writers interested in visiting the Rochester/ Finger Lakes region learn more here.

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