Thousands of players, coaches and parents will visit the Perdido Key area March 16-17, when more than 140 young teams will square off for the 2013 Soccer Shootout.
Teams from throughout the Southeast and as far away as Illinois compete in the tournament, which is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 19. Each team brings about 15 players, along with coaching staff and relatives who will accompany them for a St. Patrick's Day weekend near beautiful white Gulf Coast beaches and other family attractions.
Games will be played at the Southwest Escambia County Sports Complex in Perdido Key, as well as various locations nearby.
As an added perk for travelers, Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is offering a free $50 gas card to those who register and then book at least three nights in qualified Perdido Key accommodations.
To register for a free gas card, visit www.VisitPerdido.com/you-play.