WATCH REPLAY: Rockledge High Defeats Cocoa Beach Spring Training’s Edouard Montpetit of Quebec, Canada
By Space Coast Daily // March 7, 2020
Edouard Montpetit's baseball team has traveled from Canada to be part of outstanding Cocoa Beach Spring Training Program
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Edouard Montpetit’s baseball team has traveled 2,000 miles from Canada to stay for nine days with Cocoa Beach Spring Training, and will take on the Rockledge High Raiders on Saturday at 2 p.m. You can watch the game live on Space Coast Daily TV as The Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong and Steve Wilson will bring you all the play-by-play action, beginning at 2 p.m. This game is brought to you by Erdman Automotive.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Edouard Montpetit’s baseball team has traveled 2,000 miles from Canada to stay for nine days with Cocoa Beach Spring Training, and will take on the Rockledge High Raiders on Saturday.
You can watch the game live on Space Coast Daily TV as The Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong and Steve Wilson will bring you all the play-by-play action, beginning at 2 p.m.
“We have been coming to Florida and have been hosted by Cocoa Beach Spring Training for the past 25 years,” said Stephan Lepage, Director of the Edouard Montpetit baseball team and a teacher in Montreal.
We play about 13 games against other teams traveling and staying here as well as local high schools. It is a great experience for our student-athletes.”
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MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT
Spring Training is now underway on the Space Coast as Brevard Production’s Space Coast Spring Training programs will host hundreds of teams and create more than 10,000 room nights for local hotels, according to Brevard Production’s Gile Malone, who has managed spring training programs on the Space Coast for 31 years.
“Our hotel partners are the best and they always make our teams feel welcome and at home. We have a supergroup of hotels and our teams greatly appreciate the warmth and hospitality they receive. Over the last 34 years, we have hosted more than 10,000 teams generating over 500,00 room nights for local hotels creating 10’s of millions of dollars.
“This translates into millions of dollars of economic impact for businesses along the Space Coast and the many hotels greatly appreciate the work of Brevard Productions.”
Brevard Productions spring training provides a unique situation where the teams can choose their arrival and departure dates, their chosen level of accommodations, meal plans, transportation and make their own schedule according to their personal needs.
“When and if more baseball fields become available, we will be able to attract many, many more teams, as the only limiting factor is usable field space,” said Malone.
“Thanks to Brevard County Parks and Recreation, the parks are in first-class condition and offer the teams an outstanding environment for their practices and games.”
Brevard Productions creates work for more than 350 people throughout the year with its wide variety of sports and special events.
Teams from all over the U.S. and Canada typically travel with a large group of followers, parents, relatives and friends who also enjoy traveling down to Florida with the team.
This influx of teams and family members create a large economic impact that benefits local businesses up-and-down the Space Coast.
“We just don’t have fields like this at home,” said Trudie Lawson, a parent of one of the players from the Calgary Redbirds. “Brevard Productions Cocoa Beach Spring Training is outstanding – and we love it here!”
BREVARD PRODUCTIONS PROGRAMS ARE MAJOR SPORTS TOURISM DRIVER
The camaraderie and team spirit are evident as the teams enjoy the practices and games. And these memories create special times that these young players will remember for the rest of their lives, all created on the Space Coast.
The Brevard County Parks and Recreation facilities that are used by Brevard Productions for its spring training for the games and practices of the teams are ideal because the parks sit vacant and unused during the day.
This allows the park to be used by the visiting teams without displacing the local little leagues and other groups who enjoy the fields in the evening.
“People like Jack Lyerly at Merritt Island Little League and Tracy Jones at Port St. John are terrific to work with and our teams also spend money with those Little League concession stands, which in turn helps our local kids,” said Tom Palermo, also a partner with Brevard Production Inc. Palermo’s family has a rich history with the game of baseball.
Palermo is the president and chief executive officer of Maverick Multimedia, Inc., which is the publisher of SpaceCoastDaily.com, as well as many other print and digital products.
A resident of Brevard County, Florida for the past 35 years, Palermo has more than 39 years of experience in the media business as a publisher, editor and industry consultant.
During his career in both corporate and small business entrepreneurial environments, he has founded dozens of local, state, regional and national print and digital publications.
Palermo has written thousands of articles and columns for daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, trade publications and web sites – and hosted a weekly radio talk show for seven years.
In 2005, Palermo founded Maverick Multimedia, Inc., which specializes in niche multimedia publishing and devising comprehensive strategic business and marketing plans.
Palermo is also co-founder of Brevard Production Inc., an organization that owns and produces some of the most significant and compelling annual special events in the region including the Central Humanitarian Awards, the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, the Space Coast State Fair, Cocoa Beach Spring Training, the Space Coast Seafood Festival, the Space Coast Oktoberfest, Space Coast Home Shows, Space Coast Health Fair and many more.
Maverick Multimedia, Inc. is a Brevard County, Florida-based company that includes properties in publishing, special events and production, sports management, hospitality and business/marketing consulting.
Among the company’s holdings is SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily magazine and Space Coast News.
Cesar Perra, a hotel manager at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach said, “We are proud to host the teams and it is a terrific boost to our property.”
“The teams also bring lots of parents and other family and friends, so we are delighted with Brevard Productions.”
For information about Cocoa Beach Spring Training, call 321-323-4460 or 855-386-3836 or visit CocoaBeachSpringTraining.com
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