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.
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.
2022 Volunteer Opportunities
The John Ferris Regatta
March 26, 2022
This annual rowing event attracts collegiate athletes from across the nation.
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.
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.
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.