MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week. The best high school athletes in the state will compete for championships in tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, and track & field on May 21-24, 2019.
Held at 13 different venues across Rutherford County, this week-long event brings in more than 5,000 athletes and approximately 30,000 spectators. Forty-four champions are crowned in four days during this exciting week of competitions.
"Hotels will be full and local restaurants will be very busy during the week," said Barbara Wolke, vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "With an economic impact of $3.5 million, Spring Fling is not only a great boost to our economy but also offers some quality family entertainment."
Rutherford County has hosted Spring Fling since 2006 and currently has the contract through 2021. It takes approximately 1,000 community volunteers to make this event happen each year. Please contact the Rutherford County CVB to volunteer your time or for more information.
General admission tickets are $10 per day. For a complete schedule, results and scores visit www.tssaa.org.
About TSSAA: The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association administers the junior and senior high school athletic program for an estimated 110,000 participants, 426 schools, an estimated 6,000 coaches, 5,000 officials, and almost 5,500 teams. The TSSAA is a voluntary, nonprofit, self-supported organization, conceived by school people (teachers, principals, superintendents) and administered by individuals carefully chosen to conduct the program. TSSAA was organized in 1925 and is a leader in athletics in the United States.
About Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau: The Convention and Visitors Bureau is the primary marketing arm of the county. Marketing efforts include print ads in national publications, maintaining a presence on the internet, social media, and in Tennessee state welcome centers as well as working with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The CVB works closely with event organizers, sporting groups like TSSAA, group tour operators and individual visitors to promote Rutherford County as a destination. For more information, visit the CVB's website at VisitRutherfordTN.com .