The 8th Future Stars of Sports World Series will take place in Johnson City July 20th – 23rd.
This year’s tournament is set to be the biggest event to date with 130 teams registered to compete. Athletes from ten states including New York, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania will join fifteen local teams in tournament play. The event has seen incredible growth since its start in 2009 when 34 teams competed for the title. Since then, the World Series event has seen steady growth. “We try to provide a fan-friendly, family-friendly atmosphere. We do our best to have high quality umpires. I believe you treat people well and do what you say you are going to do and they will return,” said Ron Ray with Future Stars of Sports.
The Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau proudly supports this event. “This event has a huge economic impact on our community,” said Director of Sports Development, Gavin Andrews. The Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the direct visitor spending created by this event could exceed $2.5 million. Staff at the CVB look forward to working with Future Stars of Sports staff to continue to grow this event.
Several venues across the region will be used for the event including: Winged Deer Park, Metro Kiwanis Park, Whitetop Creek Park, Ridgeview School and Grandview School. Championships for all age groups (8U, 10U, 11/12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) will be Sunday afternoon. For additional information on participating teams, schedule or tournament information visit futurestarsofsports.com or contact Ron Ray.