CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS, Fla. (June 05, 2015) – Volunteers are needed for the Sunshine State Games Track & Field Championships being held June 20 – 21 at Charlotte High School. The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau is partnering with the Florida Sports Foundation to host the event.  

The event, which is projected to bring well over 600 participants to our destination, is in need of volunteers to assist with a variety of duties including:

•    Field events support
•    Clerk of course support
•    Timer runners
•    Hydration team
•    Hurdle crew
•    Gate control
•    Hospitality
•    Awards

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and would show citizens around our state how Charlotte County hosts events professionally and with our own special brand of hospitality!  If interested, please visit the Charlotte Harbor VCB’s new online volunteer registration site at charlotteharbortravel.com/volunteer. This site will allow you to register as a general volunteer for future events as well, but if interested in volunteering for this particular event, please make sure to check the Track & Field box while registering.  Once your registration is received, you’ll be contacted with additional details.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sean Doherty at the VCB at 941-743-1900 or sean.doherty@charlottecountyfl.gov or Jacques Raphael, meet director at 352-895-6396.

About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands 
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty. In 2014 Port Charlotte has been named the top U.S. Best Value Destination by trivago, the world’s largest online hotel search site, and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Englewood was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com. The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PDG) with private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

For more information on visiting Charlotte Harbor visit www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com or call 1-800-652-6090.
 
CONTACTS:
Jennifer Huber
Tourism Public Relations Manager
Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau
(941) 743-1900
Cell: (850) 228-2272
Jennifer.Huber@charlottecountyfl.gov

Mary Jane Kolassa / Cindy Dobyns
Above Water Public Relations & Marketing
(407) 463-0040 / (239) 596-9149
MJKolassa@AboveWater.com  / CDobyns@AboveWater.com

Charlotte Harbor Visitor 
& Convention Bureau
18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B104
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
941-743-1900, FAX: 941-764-4932
www.CharlotteHarborTravel.com