Fall events move forward with focus on safety

By Katie Kwiatkowski, Tourism Events Supervisor

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Station Parks and Recreation Department has sought to safely conduct sports tourism events. Our seven summer events attracted more than 550 teams and brought millions of dollars into our local economy.

That success led to more events being scheduled this fall.

Our basic procedures remain the same — the city is responsible for cleaning and maintaining facilities, and tournament organizers provide city-approved safety guidelines and protocols for participants and spectators. And of course, our hospitality and unmatched operations staff continue to provide outstanding service.

Some of our fall events have been with us for many years, while others are newcomers. Of the three new events, two are with existing partners and one will see us work with an organization for the first time.

Here’s a look at the fall schedule with estimated participation:

OCT. 2-4, SOUTHWEST REGIONALS 2.0 (NEW EVENT) >> 1,360 participants
Veterans Park & Athletic Complex, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Bee Creek Park

OCT. 17-18, USSSA BUDWEISER INVITATIONAL >> 2,800 participants
Veterans Park & Athletic Complex, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Bee Creek Park

NOV. 6-8, 5 TOOL EXPOSURE WEEKEND (NEW EVENT) >> 1,360 participants
Veterans Park & Athletic Complex, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Bee Creek Park

NOV. 13-15, TEAM1 FAST PITCH (NEW EVENT) >> 1,600 participants
Veterans Park & Athletic Complex, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Bee Creek Park

DEC. 12-13, SOUTHAMPTON CUP – TEXAS >> 1,125 participants
Veterans Park & Athletic Complex

DEC. 12-13, BCS MARATHON >> 2,000 participants
Wolf Pen Creek Park

We remain resilient and flexible while making public health and safety our priority. We continue to base our operational decisions on federal, state and local guidelines and directives.

For more information, go to cstx.gov/parks.

 


About the Blogger

Tourism Events Supervisor Katie Kwiatkowski joined the Parks and Recreation Department in 2019. She previously served as sports services manager at BCS Sports + Events. A native of Brenham, Katie earned a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from Texas A&M in 2016.


 

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