Gulf Coast Classic Is Team Effort

The 28th Annual Gulf Coast Classic returns to the Foley Event Center this weekend and is marrying great competition with safety.

Tournament Director Shawn Weaver said the event will draw more than 100 teams in age divisions ranging from grassroots to 18. They hail from Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. In order to keep everyone socially distanced not all competition will take place at the Foley Event Center, but it will be the main site for the event.

After more than 20 years it may seem as though there isn’t anything that can be added but Weaver said this year, for the first time, all games will be streamed live on Baller TV. The live streaming enables more family and friends to cheer on their favorite players even though spectators will be limited due to COVID protocols.

Weaver said holding a tournament of this size and competition level in a COVID world was truly a team effort.

“The City of Foley and its Sports Tourism department bring all the local businesses together to enable us to host a high caliber tournament that meets the needs of the families, players, and coaches,” Weaver said.

Foley Sports Tourism Event Operations Coordinator Chad Raybon said he couldn’t agree more.

“It truly takes everyone to pull off these competitions,” Raybon said. “We are lucky to work with invested event planners and also have such a supportive community behind us.”

The 28th Annual Gulf Coast Classic will run all day both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14. For more information on this or any FST event visit our events page.