Sports Alliance

Our team is here for you.

The Greater Gainesville Sports Alliance (GGSA) and the Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are here to assist with your planning needs. We are at the top of our game to ensure your event is a complete success for athletes, teams, spectators and you!

  • Find and book the perfect facility for your event
  • Negotiate room rates for area hotels
  • Assist with bid proposals and presentations
  • Promotional and marketing efforts
  • Provide visitor, restaurant and hospitality guides for participants and spectators
  • VIP welcome amenities for coaches and officials
  • Funding assistance * per funding assistance guidelines

GGSA & Gainesville CVB for the assist!

The Greater Gainesville Sports Alliance is a team of sports, hospitality, civic and industry leaders in our community who are ready to make your event a success. Use this planning guide to create a winning strategy.

Download the Planning Guide

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Find the perfect location with our Facility Guide

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View sports offerings in our area

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Choose accommodations for your visit

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Athletes that call Gainesville home

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Facilities for a memorable conference

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Lake Lanier's Blueways and Water Trails

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2022 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us!

Do you love sports? Volunteering at a sports event is a great way to be part of the excitement and go behind the scenes. Plus, you will also be supporting our community because we rely on volunteers to make our events a success and attract more great events to our area. Examples of volunteer positions include check-in, parking and/or safety, water stations, and so much more.


The John Ferriss Regatta

March 26 - 27, 2022

This annual rowing event attracts collegiate athletes from across the nation. 

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NCAA Championship host

NCAA Women's Division II Golf National Championship

May 9 - May 14

National collegiate athletes compete at the Chattahoochee Golf Club for six days for the NCAA Championship.

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Scoring hits at the pistol shoot during Georgia Police and Fire Games 2021.

Georgia Police and Fire Games

June 20 - June 26

This is not a drill! First responders compete in various sports — from toughest competitions to combat shooting to motorcycle rodeo to team building sports — so that when their skills are needed, they are ready.

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Dragon boats and teams crossing the finish line at the Dragon World Championships in 2018.

Lake Lanier Dragon Boat Festival

September 10, 2022

Dragons will roam Lake Lanier as Atlanta-area teams stroke for glory during this very competitive, yet fun-filled day, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

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