Puerto Peñasco saw a boost in sports tourism this past weekend in welcoming at least 4,000 visitors, both athletes and family members, who participated in the Peñasco Baseball Cup for Minors as well as the Paulina Uribe Gymnastics Cup.
From October 14th to 16th, the children’s and youth baseball event included participation of 90 teams from the states of Baja California, Baja California, Chihuahua, and Sonora.
The Peñasco Cup, which was part of the State Baseball Championship, brought together teams of children ages 5 to 18 along with an influx of over 3,500 people, among players, trainers, and accompanying family members.
The Peñasco Cup took place across 17 local baseball fields, beginning with the inauguration on Friday, October 14th at the Francisco León García baseball stadium. It culminated on Sunday with the closing ceremony and awards to the champion teams in each category.
Participating baseball teams came from varied cities including Tijuana, Mexicali, Guerrero Negro, Santa Rosalía, Delicias Chihuahua, Loreto, Hermosillo, Nogales, Obregón and Agua Prieta and Sonoyta, to name a few.
More than 170 athletes participate in Paulina Uribe Gymnastics Cup
The Paulina Uribe Gymnastics Cup, now in its second edition, took over the Puerto Peñasco Convention Center October 15th and 16th, bringing together more than 170 gymnasts and coaches from clubs hailing from various cities such as the Escuela Cubana of Ensenada Baja California, Tecate B.C., along with several clubs from Hermosillo, Agua Prieta, Nogales, Caborca, San Luis, and Puerto Peñasco.
The Second Paulina Uribe Cup welcomed athletes who participated in categories from pre-level to level 6, with gymnasts ranging in ages from 5 to 14, all of whom demonstrated their performance in competition.
These two athletic tournaments, together with those held in recent weekends, represent an important influx of tourism and economic boost for Puerto Peñasco. It’s worth noting athletes are commonly accompanied by family members who, in addition to rooting for their favorite teams, enjoy their stay in this corner of the Sea of Cortez along with its cuisine and activities.