Image courtesy of Maine Summer Adventure Race

Greetings!

MSC met with dozens of event organizers at the annual SportsETA Symposium held in Kansas City, May 8-11, 2023, where conversations led to certain bids already in motion, advancing sports tourism.

You’re invited to visit MSC Events to map out your calendar. Please consider volunteering at an event; races, rides and tournaments bring a positive economic impact to the host region and Maine. Let’s encourage athletes and participants to return year after year! Thank you.

We hope to see you volunteering at a rest stop, crossing a finish line or taking in a Portland Sea Dogs game. Wishing you an adventure-filled season embracing the freer pace of summertime in Maine.

Sheila Brennan Nee, Strategic Director

Mike Guarino, Associate Director

Maine Sports Commission

Image courtesy of Portland Sea Dogs

Maine Sports Page

Drive Fore Kids tees up summer at the Falmouth Country Club, June 21-23, 2023! This invitational celebrity golf tournament benefitting the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center is being hosted by Shamrock Sports and Entertainment and presented by Bangor Savings Bank and MaineHealth. Be sure to check out the impressive “roster” and ways to volunteer, play with stars and cheer on golfers while supporting a wonderful cause!

Congratulations to the University of Maine Black Bears on their first appearance in the NCAA Regionals since 2011. Their successful season ended last weekend following a tough defeat to Louisiana. Best wishes for another promising run next year!

Firecracker Sports will host their 5th Annual All American Lighthouse Classic welcoming 111 baseball teams to Greater Portland and Maine Beaches ballfields June 22-26, 2023. A lengthy wait list each spring has resulted in the All American Summer Classic, a second tournament debuting in July. 55 teams will compete at various fields to include Bates College, Central Maine Community College and Lewiston High School. Collaborative relationships clearly lead to recurring, impactful events every season!


Sideline Stories

Sideline Stories – Maine born and raised, Coach Katie Stannard, a Bowdoin basketball standout, shares her life experiences as Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at Southern Maine Community College, and mother of two young (adorable) daughters as well as her passion for empowering others.


MSC CalendarSummer Snapshot

Visit here for community events happening around Maine! Volunteers are key to the success and safety of many events. Please consider how you can make a difference in your community! Sign up links are included in select listings.

Just a Girl 5K | Strong Girls United | South Portland | June 18 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Trek Across Maine Cycle for Air | American Lung Association | Brunswick | June 16-18 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Gran Fondo Hincapie Bangor Come ride with George! | Bangor Waterfront | June 24 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Sebago Triathlon Festival 2023 USA Triathlon Age Group + High School Maine State Championships | Sebago Lake, Standish | June 25 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

L.L. Bean 4th of July 10K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk/Run | Freeport | July 4

View the Event on Playeasy

Lewiston Auburn Riverfest | Riverfest Regatta | Lewiston | July 15 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Tri for a Cure | Maine Cancer Foundation | South Portland | July 16 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Maine Summer Adventure Race | Brunswick | July 22 | Registration is open for all 3 races- 3-hour race has the most openings! | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Portland Kids Duathlon | Portland | Foundation for Portland Public Schools | July 23 | Volunteer

Ironman 70.3 Maine | Augusta | July 30 | Volunteer

View the Event on Playeasy

Encouraging Healthy Active Lifestyles

“Love Maine Trails Month (LMTM) is a collective statewide month of trail stewardship where trail maintenance organizations, municipalities, state and federal agencies, staff and volunteers come together to perform a variety of trail work projects throughout Maine, engaging volunteers and raising awareness of the ethic of care and magnitude of scale required to maintain Maine‚Äôs trails. Love Maine Trails Month is organized by the Maine Trails Coalition.” Maine Trails Finder offers a calendar for you to discover ways to be part of LMTM June 1 – July 3, 2023!

Stay Connected to MSC All Four Seasons

You’re invited to contact MSC for promotional support of events and to explore bringing new events to your community. Please follow MSC on social media