Originally incorporated in 1955, the Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) is a private not-for-profit agency and one of the oldest sports commissions in the country.
PSA's annual events include the Pensacola Double Bridge Run, Annual Awards Banquet, High School All-Star Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball and Baseball games, Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, Racquet Roundup tennis clinics, Bud Light Charity Challenge Tennis Tournament and Pensacola Marathon.
BUD LIGHT CHARITY CHALLENGE TENNIS
Registration is Open !
The 2014 Bud Light Charity Challenge Tennis Tournament will be October 17-18 this year and registration is now open for this popular event. Play begins on Friday, October 17 and the party starts there, too; complimentary meals and refreshments and a good time on the courts make this a sell-out every year.
A great event benefiting ARC Gateway again this year; we are proud to be able to support this worthwhile organization.
Make it easy on yourself and register early by clicking on the link at the end of this story. Only 60 women's teams and 60 men's teams will be entered - don't miss your chance!
Make plans now to participate in the 10th annual Pensacola Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, November 9th.
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bayfront then winds its way along a 13.1 mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2 loop for the full marathon, and features historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, bands, and cheering Pensacolians. The finish line is next to our replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For more details, see the website at www.marathonpensacola.com
City of Pensacola Earns FRPA Excellence in Sport Tourism Award
Lee County Parks & Recreation and City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services earned the inaugural Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) Excellence in Sports Tourism Awards, presented by the Florida Sports Foundation, and awarded Thursday August 28 at the annual FRPA Conference in Orlando.
The awards, broken into Mid-Large Sport Market and Small Sport Market Categories, recognize the unparalleled contributions of Florida's county and municipal Parks & Recreation Departments to Sport Tourism. County and municipal governments provide the maintenance and infrastructure to support the numerous sporting and recreational activities occurring annually throughout the state of Florida. The City of Pensacola department was nominated by the Pensacola Sports Association
The City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services rose to the occasion in April 2014, when the area experienced the heaviest rains in 130 years, more than 2 feet falling in 26 hours. The result was catastrophic. Major roads were washed out, widespread power outages, homes were washed away and many City parks and facilities were destroyed.
In just 48 hours after the rain, Pensacola was scheduled to host the 2014 FCSAA State Softball Championships at Exchange Park. The City of Pensacola staff made it a priority to restore the fields to normal playing conditions so Exchange Park was ready for the tournament. With only a 24-hour delay, the tournament went off without a hitch due to the commitment of City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services. Since October of 2013, events at City of Pensacola parks facilities contributed over $2.5 million estimated direct economic impact to the community.
Pensacola Sports Association - 101 W. Main St., Pensacola, FL 32502 - (850) 434-2800