SANDUSKY, OHIO - Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, a 57-acre sports tournament complex, and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) have signed a multi-year partnership agreement.
As part of this partnership, the GLIAC will host several events throughout the season at Sports Force Parks, including the conference tournament championships for baseball and softball.
"We are very pleased to start a new partnership with Sports Force Parks and provide our student-athletes with a state-of-the-art venue to host championships," commented GLIAC Commissioner Kris Dunbar.
The GLIAC Softball Tournament will be May 4-6, 2018, and the GLIAC Baseball Tournament will be May 10-13, 2018. Additionally, Sports Force Parks will host baseball and softball exhibition games and accompanying events the weekend of September 16-17, 2017, that will be open to the public (participating teams TBD).
"This is an exciting partnership for our entire team, but as a kid from Saginaw, Michigan, growing up near Saginaw Valley State University, having the GLIAC as a partner is really special to me," said Brian Storm, President and CEO of Sports Force Parks. "We're looking forward to welcoming teams and fans from outside of Ohio to our brand new facility."
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center opened in March 2017, and hosts youth tournaments, sports camps and events for children with disabilities on the park's ADA-accessible field. Timing and details for all events will be announced on www.sportsforceparkssandusky.com.
About Sports Force Parks
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is a world-class youth tournament facility that provides children and their families with a thrilling tournament experience. The park has 10 synthetic turf fields, including feature soccer/lacrosse and baseball/softball fields and an ADA-accessible adaptive field. Everything in the park has been implemented to help families create lifelong memories while enjoying healthy activity through sport. Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is operated by Sports Force Parks, part of the Sports Fields Inc. family of companies which also includes FIELDS, FIELDS Maintenance and The Sports Force. For more information, visit www.sportsforceparkssandusky.com.
About The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference features 12 member institutions from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, sponsoring 21 NCAA Division II sports. Founded in 1972, the GLIAC has developed into one of the most nationally competitive athletic conferences, both on the field and in the classroom. The conference consists of Ashland University, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Northwood University, Purdue Northwest, Saginaw Valley State University, Tiffin University and Wayne State University.