Events

Mayor Steve Benjamin's All Sports Weekend

Date: March 22, 2012

Enjoy first class golf and tennis or world class fly fishing and kayaking in our beautiful rivers. Maybe you prefer skeet shooting or world championship college baseball?

Whatever your interests, All Sports Weekend will provide opportunities for healthy recreation and networking and policy discussions with national leaders, state legislators, local government and business leaders.

Please join us! Dates and details below:

Thursday, March 22

USC vs Florida Baseball Game
Tailgating - 5:30pm
Hosted by Florence and Hutcheson Engineers
Location - Parking Lot of  our hosts Florence and Hutcheson Engineers at 501 Huger Street
Game time - 7:30pm
The ESPNU Televised Game between the No. 1 Florida Gators and the Reigning 2 Time World Champion No. 8 SC Fighting Gamecocks will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets will be distributed at the tailgate.
The baseball field is at the corner of Wheat and Williams Street, the Florence and Hutcheson Engineers building is #500 on this map. Click here to view map.

Friday, March 23


State and Federal Update - 10am - Columbia Museum of Art Auditorium - a panel discussion with Federal, State and municipal leaders from across the Southeastern US.

Full day of sporting activities - One activity per person per day. Select from: Tennis, Golf, Kayaking, Fly Fishing, Skeet shooting (Skeet Shooting is on 3/23 ONLY) [Read Descriptions Here]

Shopping tour of the City! Join us on Friday and/or Saturday for a tour of the national shops and locally owned boutiques in Columbia's best shopping districts. Transportation will be provided.

All Sports Reception
6-9pm....but the party will go on!
Honoring Heisman Trophy Winners (Non-sponsors can attend this event for a $100 contribution)

Heisman Trophy Winners in attendance will be George Rogers, Gino Torretta, Johnny Rodgers. A signed Heisman Helmet will be given away at this event.
Tapps Art Center
1644 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Saturday, March 24

Full day of sporting activities - One activity per person per day. Select from: Tennis, Golf, Kayaking, and Fly Fishing [Read Descriptions Here]

Shopping tour of the City! Join us on Friday and/or Saturday for a tour of the national shops and locally owned boutiques in Columbia's best shopping districts. Transportation will be provided.

Evening - Gather for cocktails on Saturday evening at The Sheraton Rooftop at 8pm. 1400 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contribution Levels:
Sponsor - $1,000 - Up to two people to participate in all activities
Host - $500 - One person to participate in all activities.
Heisman Trophy Reception - $100
Note: Spouses/Significant others are invited to participate in the receptions/parties, shopping trips without charge.

Host hotel:
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
1400 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Reservations: (803) 988-1400
Group rate $109
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