Foley High School hosted the first Foley Spring Expo at the at the Foley Sports Tourism Complex over the weekend and raised thousands for their soccer program.
FHS Boys Soccer Coach, Chris Hammac said the tournament was a huge success.
“We were able to raise almost $6,000 for our programs,” Hammac said. “With so many kids with financial needs on our teams, I know this money will go a long, long way.”
Eight boys teams and eight girls teams from around the southeast region competed on March 24-25. Prattville High School took the girls division with a 4-3 win over Southside. Cookeville High School traveled from Cookeville, Tennessee to win the boy’s division, after defeating Florence in the championship game 5-0.
Local Sports Meets Tourism
Executive Director of Foley Sports Tourism, Don Staley, said the tournament was the perfect marriage of local sports and sports tourism.
“We were lucky to have teams from around the southeast region come to Foley and give us the economic boost our department was created for,” Staley said. “At the same time, our local high school is getting to compete against new and different teams they may not otherwise see.”
FSTC hopes to continue to build on the success of their March soccer events with more coming in April, the largest of which will be the Gulf Coast Invitational April 21-23. The event is expected to bring in 150 teams. For more information on the Gulf Coast Invitational or any FSTC events, check out our events page here.