• Foley Sports Tourism – October Focuses On Improvement

    October Focuses On Improvement

    October has some exciting events on the docket, but in addition to hosting, the Foley Sports Tourism staff will be busy prepping for a massive November. 

    The USA Archery Collegiate 3D National Championships will be held at Graham Creek and the Foley Event Center October 14 - 16. The event will draw competitors from around the country. As soon as the competition's final banquet and awards are presented on the 16th, the Event Center staff will jump right into turning the building for Columbia Southern University's Commencement the following week. CSU will be breaking the commencement into three separate ceremonies, at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. on October 22. Each ceremony will be limited to 75% capacity in order to give everyone ample space to social distance.

    In addition to these events, the FST staff will be working hard on improvements aimed at bringing the vast slate of November events to a new level. The FST Fields staff will be overseeding the complex to ensure it's ready for the ESPN+ spotlight during the Sun Belt Conference Women's Soccer Championship November 3 - 7. On the indoor side, the Event Center staff will be setting up a new NCAA regulation-sized volleyball floor, which will also be featured on ESPN+ during the Sun Belt Conference Women's Volleyball Championship. 

    There is so much still yet to come this year and we are always focused on bettering every event we host. We are blessed to have you all share your top-notch hospitality with our visitors making them even more excited to return year after year. Together we are an incredible team. If there's anything you need this month, please don't hesitate to reach out.


    Partner Spotlight

    This October, for the fourth time, FST will be hosting Columbia Southern University's Annual Commencement at The Foley Event Center. We are looking forward to another great event and partnership with CSU! 

    Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Alabama, that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential. CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more.

    For more information, please visit their website at www.columbiasouthern.edu/

    Are you interested in getting your brand in front of teams, players, and families traveling for sports tourism events? Become a partner!

    FST is now selling 2022 partner packages. If you're interested in partnering with us, please email Christy Thompson at cthompson@cityoffoley.org

    (Upcoming Events)
    October 14 - 16: USA Archery Collegiate 3D National Championships
    October 22: Columbia Southern University Commencement 
    November 3 - 7: Sun Belt Conference Women's Soccer Championship
    November 5 - 7: AL Soccer Association State Cup

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