SARASOTA, Fla. (December 20, 2013) – Sarasota County, on Florida’s west coast, was selected by USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, to be the site of the 2014 Masters Championships from July 18-20.
“USA Ultimate has had a long-standing relationship with Sarasota with their Club Championships being here for 13 years,” stated Nicole Rissler, Director of Sports for the Sarasota County Sports Commission, a division of Visit Sarasota County. “We are thrilled to have them returning in 2014 with their Masters Championships.”
Hosted by the Sarasota County Sports Commission, the event will take place on the grounds of the Sarasota Polo Club. Sixteen teams in each of the men’s masters, women’s masters and grand masters divisions will compete for national titles in 2014.
“We are honored to host the 2014 USA Ultimate Masters Championships here in Sarasota,” remarked Tournament Director Tim Naylor. “We welcome the returning players from years past as well as those making their first trip. With our world-renowned fields and beautiful white sand beaches, we plan on making this tournament an adventure the whole family can enjoy.”
About Sarasota County
Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named “America’s Best Beach” in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed “Home of the American Circus,” Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (800) 522-9799.