Top Gun Softball Summer World Series
- July 13, 2011 - July 17, 2011
- Location: Bradford Park
- Address: Bradford Park, Huntersville, NC 28078
- Times: Times Vary
The Lake Norman region will welcome two new youth national softball events this coming summer and winter. Visit Lake Norman and Huntersville's Park and Recreation Department will host the Top Gun Softball Summer Nationals - July 13-17, 2011 at Bradford Park and the Top Gun Softball Winter World Series - November 4-6, 2011 at North Mecklenburg Park.
Top Gun Sports put out eight national events for communities to bid on in 2010 and Visit Lake Norman bid on the Softball Summer Nationals and Winter World Series. Last year's Summer Nationals and Winter World Series hosted 94 and 154 teams respectfully with teams traveling from West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The week long Summer Nationals will have a significant economic impact, in terms of generating hotel room nights and other visitor daily expenditures. The impact will be comparable to the estimated $2.66 million in visitor spending generated from the National Softball Association's (NSA) Class A World Series event Visit Lake Norman hosted in July 2010. Visit Lake Norman and Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism traveled to Rocky Mount, NC on December 3, 2010 to present the region's bid to host the two 2011 national events.
"Top Gun Sports is very excited to be able to play in the Huntersville/Lake Norman area this season. We look forward to two of the biggest events of the season coming to town and hope to continue our relationship with Visit Lake Norman for many years to come", said Robin Phillips, Top Gun Sport's Softball Director.