Myrtle Beach, SC (December 12, 2018) – The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach today announced it has extended its exclusive partnership with Myrtlewood Villas, the premier hotel destination in Myrtle Beach, through the 2021 operating season. The world-class baseball facility is one of the area’s premier sports destinations and continues to drive thousands of families to Myrtle Beach annually.
“Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s premier vacation destinations. From the beaches, to the restaurants, to The Ripken Experience, there’s a ton of opportunities to create unforgettable memories on-and-off the field for teams and families and we’re honored to be a part of that,” said Bobby Holland, General Manager of The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with Myrtlewood Villas as they provide the best lodging accommodations possible for visiting families and teams.”
Last year, The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach hosted more than 1,050 teams and generated an estimated $36 million impact on the local economy. Since opening its doors in 2006, more than 9,500 baseball and softball teams have taken the fields at The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach for tournaments and spring training.
“This partnership has been such a success because it brings two organizations together that are focused on the same goal, providing unbeatable hospitality and experiences to Myrtle Beach visitors,” said Bill Baldree, Managing Partner, Myrtlewood Villas. “The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach has been an excellent teammate to Myrtlewood Villas and then entire city of Myrtle Beach and we’re delighted to continue this partnership.”
The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach features four regulation-sized diamonds and five youth fields, designed to mimic historic major league ballparks such as Ebbets Field and Shibe Park. The facility hosts amateur baseball and softball tournaments, college and high school spring training for both baseball and softball, camps, clinics, and a variety of other special events.
Week-long tournaments at The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach are currently on sale at https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/find-a-tournament.
About Ripken Baseball
The mission of Ripken Baseball is to inspire athletes through remarkable experiences, the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through on-site tournaments, camps and clinics hosted at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities - The Ripken Experience Aberdeen Powered By Under Armour in Maryland, The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. For more information, visit www.RipkenBaseball.com and follow @RipkenBaseball on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Myrtlewood Villas
Situated just a mile inland near the heart of Myrtle Beach, Myrtlewood Villas, a division of Beach Vacations LLC, offer guests unbeatable vacation condos to rent for a Myrtle Beach vacation. Myrtlewood Villas provide spectacular amenities for guests to enjoy during their Myrtle Beach vacation including multiple indoor/outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, a lazy river, exercise facility, group pavilions with BBQ areas and two on-site golf courses. For more information, visit www.myrtlewoodvillas.com.
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