Events - Park City Sports Fest
PARK CITY SPORTSFEST
PRESENTED BY PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK
RETURNS AS PART OF MAAC FESTIVITIES
The Park City SportsFest presented by People’s United Bank returns to Bridgeport as part of the 2011 MAAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships festivities. The 6th annual SportsFest takes place Saturday, March 5 from 1-5 pm in downtown Bridgeport. The event was also part of the 2007 MAAC tournament.
ParkCity SportsFest is a free event designed for family fun. The fan festival includes interactive and educational activities from an assortment of sports and fitness related organizations. Already committed to participate are the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, The First Tee youth golf, Martial Arts Spirit Academy and Simone Lima’s zumba program.
This year the venue will be a large, heated tent that will be stationed at the corner of Frontage Road and Main Street. Music and entertainment will also be part of SportsFest, and food vendors will be on site.
As in past SportsFests, sports personalities will be signing free autographs. This year’s participants will be announced soon.
Sponsors of the event in addition to People’s United Bank are: Stamford Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute, AT&T and the Downtown Special Services District.
For more information or to be an organizational participant contact Tom Chiappetta, Executive Director, Fairfield County Sports Commission at 203-251-8481 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS OF THE 6TH ANNUAL SPORTSFEST:
4th ANNUAL SPORTSFEST IN BRIDGEPORT - 3/28/09
The 4th annual Park City SportsFest presented by People's United Bank was another big success as a key part of 2009 NCAA Men's East Regional hockey tournament festivities. The SportsFest took place Saturday, March 28 at the People's Bank Plaza on Main Street in downtown Bridgeport. One of the highlights of SportsFest was the appearance by The Zamboni's, the world's only all hockey rock band (www.thezambonis.com). The popular rockers' performance, sponsored by Bud Light, capped off the event (photo at right). Earlier in the day, WWE Superstar and ECW TV announcer Matt Striker signed autographs for a long line of fans. Former NHL player and official Paul Stewart also signed photos and autographs as part of the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign (photo below at right with Sound Tigers' mascot Storm). The 6-hour SportsFest led up to the NCAA regional hockey championship game between Vermont and Air Force. Fairfield University and Yale hosted the regional event.
Participating groups who provided activities included: The First Tee, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Hartford Wolfpack, Wonderland of Ice, Jazzercise, Fairfield University and the CT Bearcats.
Other sponsors of the event included: AT&T, Spinnaker/Forstone Capital, Cox Radio-WTSC 1400/ WNLK1350, 96.7 The Coast, 95.5 The Fox, News 12 CT, Connecticut Post and The First Tee.
Photo gallery from 2008 SportsFest is below.