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USSSA Softball World Series is taking over the Gulf Coast, July 22-26. With games taking place at the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Foley Sports Complexes one can easily catch a game.

Just as the Softball World Series is coming to an end, the USSSA AAA Baseball Tournament will just be heating up. July 25-28, the AAA Baseball Tournament will be invading Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Come watch the best high school qualifiers in these All-Star Games.

The USSSA is having it’s  Summer’s End Tournament in beautiful Orange Beach and you thought the softball fun was over. Come watch over 20 teams compete July 27-28.

The Pleasure Island Volleyball Tournament will be taking place March 22nd through the 25th and will host over 60 youth teams. The tournament will be held at several different venues in Gulf Shores and Foley.

Looking to learn more about the tournament? Visit www.pivc.org.

Visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com or give us a call at (800) 225-4853 to book the perfect spot for this fun filled tournament weekend!

Triggerfish are biting in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach with captain Johnny Greene on the Intimidator

Triggerfish are fan favorite to eat and catch! This young man has a trophy in his hands!

This article was written and published by Captain Johnny Greene of Intimidator Sportfishing and can be viewed in its original format here.

Orange Beach, AL - The fishing in the winter time off of the coast of Orange Beach has long been a favorite of many savvy anglers.  This time of year you will not have long lines, traffic jams or Mosquito’s but the fishing is as good as it can get.  You might have to be a little flexible on the weather but this winter has been very mild and sea conditions are calm for the most part

One of my longtime favorite types of fish to catch has always been triggerfish and I must admit the 6 month closure last year was especially hard for me.  Yes it hurt not having them available to my customers but I truly love to catch and eat them.  However, the trade-off of the fishery closure far outweighs the desire to catch.

For years triggerfish were considered a trash fish mainly because people did not know how to clean them.  Since I started fishing in the 80′s we have always kept them and they have always been one if my most favorite fish to eat.  Although they are admittedly odd-looking with some nasty looking jagged teeth used to eat barnacles among other things, they have a firm white meat that you can bake, broil, blacken or my personal favorite… Fried!  Well as you can imagine I love everything fried and this is my favorite!

Have you ever wondered where they got their name from?  Well I don’t know if anyone really knows but the one I believe is how to get that big spike of a fin to lie down on top of its head.  There is a small fin right behind the big one that must move first, and then the big one will fall back just like a trigger.

So they next time you catch a trigger you have the inside information on some of the best eating around!  Besides, I will always take a couple of pieces home, if you’re still not convinced!

Written by Johnny Greene

Turn your charter fishing trip with Captin Johnny Greene into a family beach vacation! Visit www.KaiserRealty.com today or call (877) 405-5587 to learn about our fantastic vacation home and condo rentals in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach!

 

Alabama State Powerlifting ChampionshipWhether you are looking to show off your strength in 2013 or watch some of the strongest athletes from across the state of Alabama, the 2013 Alabama State Powerlifting Championship, held on February 22 and 23rd by the United States Powerlifting Association is sure to be a hit! Featuring both RAW, Equipped and Special Olympics divisions, athletes in the teen division and older are invited to join in on the competition. Following the standards of the United States Powerlifting Association, the meet will feature a Push (Squat), Pull (Deadlift) and Bench event, with places 1-3 in each applicable category winning awards.

The proceeds from this state wide event will go to the ARC of Baldwin County, an organization that aims to give those this intellectual disabilities the opportunity to work in a safe and nurturing environment. As a strong proponent of the work that the ARC of Baldwin County does, Kaiser Realty, Inc. is proud to be a GOLD level sponsor of this event.

The meet will be held at the Fort Whiting auditorium in Mobile, Alabama and will be running from 4:30 p.m. until [Read more...]

Join friends and Family t the 25th running of the "Make it to the Line" 4-Mile Run/Walk!Looking to kick off your New Year’s resolutions a few days early? The good people at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, located on the Alabama-Florida line, will be hosting their 25th annual “Make it to the Line” 4-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run this Saturday (12/29) at 10:00 a.m. This family fun event features a scenic course that begins and finished at the nationally publicized ”roadhouse,” and participants will receive a long-sleeve race t-shirt with their race registration!

Toast to your pre-New Year’s health and fitness goals surrounded with friends along the beautiful Gulf Coast and be sure to grab some tasty food post-race at the [Read more...]

This press-release was originally distributed by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission on 10/31/2012 and can be viewed in it’s original state here

For more information, contact Kim Chapman at kchapman@gulfshores.com or 251-974-4625.

Soccer Fans Encouraged to Attend the 2012 Alabama Soccer Festival During the SEC Women’s Soccer Championship

The 2012 Alabama Soccer Festival takes place from Nov. 3-4 during the action-packed SEC Women’s Soccer Championship in Orange Beach.

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. –Ten teams began their quest on Monday, Oct. 29 for the SEC title over a week of grueling match-ups as the SEC Women’s Soccer Championship returned to the Gulf Coast to mark the 20th anniversary of the competition.

In addition to the championship, U6 through U12 boys’, girls’ and co-ed teams will face off in the action-packed 2012 Alabama Soccer Festival. In the middle of an intense week of collegiate soccer, fans attending the festival will be able to celebrate these rising stars of youth soccer.

“As an SEC corporate sponsor, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism is deeply honored to once again welcome returning and new SEC athletes to the area as well as U6-U12 boys’ and girls’ teams for the Alabama Soccer Festival,” said Beth Gendler, vice-president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “This year is particularly exciting with the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC and an improved festival for rising young athletes.”

Presented by Compleat Angler and Baumhower’s restaurants from Nov. 3-4, the 2012 Alabama Soccer Festival is bound to pack a punch. Participants will take part in exciting, free activities including a skills competition, cookout Saturday night, entry to SEC games and much more. Each team will receive a minimum of two games, and the winners will be announced during the SEC championship game on Sunday.

“The SEC is very excited to be celebrating its 20th Anniversary Soccer Tournament and playing for the ninth straight year at the Orange Beach Sportsplex,” said SEC Assistant Commissioner (championships) Leslie Claybrook. “Our student-athletes, coaches and administrators love the facility and love being in Orange Beach competing for an SEC Championship and earning the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission have been great partners in making the SEC Soccer Championship the best in the nation.”

The championship began on Monday, Oct. 29 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex as 10 teams vie to be crowned SEC women’s soccer champions. Championship play will be broadcasted live on Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Admission is $5 for adults per game and $2 for children (K-12) per day.

All proceeds from the 2012 Alabama Soccer Festival will benefit the Alabama Youth Soccer Association to support future athletes. For additional information, visit www.alabamasoccerfestival.com.

To view the complete schedule of SEC games, go tohttp://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECSPORTS/CHAMPIONSHIPS/2012SoccerChampionship.aspx.

“We’d like to send a huge thank you to the City of Orange Beach and Parks and Recreation for putting on this championship quality event each year,” said Beth Gendler, vice-president of sales for the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. “We are extremely fortunate to work with such fine individuals in Orange Beach, and we’re excited to celebrate another year of exhilarating SEC play in our area.”

For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit www.gulfshoresorangebeachsports.com, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

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Media Contact:

Kim Chapman
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
kchapman@gulfshores.com 
1-800-745-SAND
251-974-4625 (direct)
251-752-8448 (cell)

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission:

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism is an official corporate sponsor of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). For information, please visitwww.gulfshoresorangebeachsports.com.

We wish that every vacation was filled completely with soft breezes, beach-time fun and an endless supply of vitamin D, but sometimes, mother nature has a different plan.  When a little rain pops up during your vacation, don’t let it put a halt to your jaunt of family fun! Follow this tried and true list of amazing ways to get the most out of a rainy vacation day in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!

1.The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: When the weather is a tad bit drizzly, pack up your crew and head to the nationally acclaimed Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Featuring hundreds of beautiful animals ready to greet your family, the expert staff will help everyone in your group have an unforgettable wildlife experience.  Featuring a well balanced menagerie of national and exotic animals, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo provides fantastic exhibits for some truly unforgettable “animal encounters.”

For more information on the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, visit their website www.AlabamaGulfCoastZoo.org.

2. National Naval Aviation Museum: Located within the Pensacola Naval Air Station (PNAS), the National Naval Aviation Museum is truly a presentation of the finest relics of innovation throughout aviation history. Filled to the brim with partial and complete aircraft spanning decades of military focused aviation, the museum features two separate building to offer visitors the most complete assemble of both American and foreign aircraft used for major warfare and military transport. Additional attributes of the museum include the available flight simulators, an aviation library and the famed Cubi Bar Cafe.

Visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.com to view the complete offerings from this fantastic national landmark!

3. Movie Time in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Visitors to the Alabama Gulf Coast have great options for catching up on the latest flicks to hit the theaters. With locations at the Pelican Place shopping center in Gulf Shores and at The Wharf in Orange Beach, these state of the art cinemas provide everything that families are looking for when planning a great day or night out at the movies. The Cobb Pinnace theater in Gulf Shores features 14 screens for continuous play while the Rave Motion Pictures in the Wharf features 15 screens for fantastic movie viewing. Try one of the tasty restaurants at shopping centers and turn your trip to the movies into a fun filled family outing or  a great date night!

Visit The Wharf’s website to view more information on the Rave Motion Pictures theater in Orange Beach or the Cobb Pinnacle website for more information on the Gulf Shores theater location.

4. Take a day trip to Mobile: Located less than 90 minutes from the sugar white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, the historic city of Mobile has a plethora of activities and attractions for your entire family. Places such as the Exploreum and the Museum of Mobile provide educational environments packed with fun for visitors of all ages. Other notable attractions include the Mobile Museum of Art, Historic Carnival Museum and the USS Alabama Battleship.

Combine as many of the of the attractions together as you would like to enjoy a great day in the historic and beautiful city of Mobile!

Kaiser Realty 1/2 Marathon FlagKick start your New Year’s resolutions with some old fashioned running fun during the 5th Annual Kaiser Realty Coastal Half Marathon, 5K and 1-mile fun run!

Held on November 24th, 2012, this unique, professionally managed, USATF certified Half-Marathon provides participants with an excellent route through the Gulf State Park back country trail and along the main beach highway with a fantastic finish at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Providing runners of all skill levels an opportunity to join in on the fun, race participants can enjoy refreshments, delicious food and a fun post-race party all held at the finish location. [Read more...]