TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Sunshine State Games wraps up summer time competition this weekend as Flag Football makes its return to the SSG calendar after an 11-year absence.

As a familiar host throughout the summer, the Games return to Pasco County and connect with local sports industry partner Florida’s Sports Coast to put on the 7-vs.-7 tournament on July 13-14 at the Land O’ Lakes Recreational Complex.

Teaming up with the Florida Flag Football League, the two-day competition will feature two divisions, Men’s and Women’s Open.

“We’re excited to see some seriously good competition and teams battle it out this weekend,” said state director Norm McLean. “Currently, we’ve got 18 men’s squads and 12 women’s teams from all over the state ready to play at a high level.  This weekend’s tournament is going to be an exciting experience.”

After a brief break in action, the Sunshine State Games will return to host its annual International Beach Games on Clearwater Beach at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort September 27-29.

For a post-event recap and results for the 2019 SSG Flag Football Championships, check back in with SunshineStateGames.com.

About the Sunshine State Games
The 40th Sunshine State Games are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc.  The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions.  The Sunshine State Games, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide. #PlayInFlorida

About Florida’s Sports Coast
Florida’s Sports Coast offers travelers the chance to score once-in-a-lifetime memories with thrilling athletic opportunity. Home to 742 square miles of rolling green hills, scenic coastlines, countless amateur sports venues and complexes, picturesque trails and rich culture, this active destination offers game-changing experiences for everyone to enjoy— all situated on the beloved Gulf of Mexico. The sports-inspired lifestyle is celebrated in numerous aspects of today’s society and this motto is a promise to travelers that meaningful and epic activities can be found across this energetic destination. #FLSportsCoast