The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announces that Virginia Beach will be the host city for the 2020 Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) Softball World Series. ASANA was created in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of LGBTQIA+ Women in amateur athletics. The CVB Sports Marketing team bid on the tournament in partnership with the Norfolk United Women’s Softball Association who will serve as the host organization.
The five-day tournament is one of the largest annual female sporting events in the world. Over 1,500 athletes, coaches and spectators and almost 100 teams from cities across North America travel to compete and celebrate equality. The event will run Sept. 16-20, 2020.
“This is a huge win for Virginia Beach on several fronts,” said Brad Van Dommelen, director of the CVB. “Obviously from a business standpoint, this tournament will further the already tremendous economic impact tourism makes on our city. From a community perspective, this underscores our commitment to inclusion and diversity and reinforces the fact that Virginia Beach is open and welcoming to all.”
“The unique opportunity to partner with our friends in Norfolk is a prime example of the regionalism needed to promote Coastal Virginia,” Van Dommelen continued. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to host this event and showcase our coastal city.”