Charleston CVB Announces 2011 SportsFEST Activities

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2011

Contact: Jama L. Jarrett, 304-344-5075


Charleston CVB Announces 2011 SportsFEST Activities

United Way Brings Back Sunday Scoop


Charleston, W.Va. – The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to once again host SportsFEST on Aug. 19-21, 2011. Events will take place at Magic Island, on the Kanawha River and on the Kanawha Boulevard at Haddad Riverfront Park. 

SportsFEST includes the 2011 UWP – IJSBA Toyota Governor’s Cup Watercross National Championship, 2011 EVP “Rocks the River” Pro Am Beach Championship and the 2011 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge.

The United Way of Central West Virginia will sponsor a Block Party on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which includes carnival-style activities. In addition, it will bring back Sunday Scoop – wrapping up the last weekend before kids are scheduled to head back to school.

“We’ve seen great success the previous two years with these events so we are very pleased to have them back for 2011,” said Patty Bradley, CVB president and chief executive officer. “We’re also excited to include this year the United Way Block Party and Sunday Scoop – making this the perfect staycation weekend.”

Schedule of events

Friday, Aug. 19 – Corporate Challenge

Noon – 4 p.m. – UWP Toyota Governor’s Cup

Noon – 4 p.m. – EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

6:30 p.m. – Live on the Levee

All day – United Way Block Party

Saturday, Aug. 20

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – UWP Toyota Governor’s Cup

6 – 8 p.m. – Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

8 – 10 p.m. – Saturday night concert at Haddad Riverfront Park

All day – United Way Block Party


Sunday, Aug. 21

10 a.m. – Noon – Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Toyota Governor’s Cup UWP

Noon – 1 p.m. – EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – JR. Spike N’ Splash 12 U, 14 U, 16 U

“Events such as this take a lot of time and effort,” said Bradley. “Mayor Danny Jones and the city of Charleston have been very instrumental and supportive in making this year’s SportsFEST a success.”

A special thank you also goes to the city of Charleston, Bill Barr and Madison Coal & Supply, Capt. Kaven Ransom of WV DNR, Marcel Ragoza Petty Officer 3rd Class of the U.S. Coast Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District Waterways Association, Capt. Ken Tyree of the Charleston Fire Department, and Lt. Steve Petty of the Charleston Police Department.