december 2021

  • 05

    December 5, 2021, Grand Strand Gift Show

  • 10

    December 10, 2021, Myrtle Beach Cup

  • 11

    December 11, 2021, NCAA Wrestling Tournament

    December 5, 2021 To December 8, 2021

    Known as the “Big Kahuna,” the annual Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show is the largest, longest-running coastal resort gift show in the nation. Serving retailers for more than 35 years, this is the must-attend event for everyone in the coastal souvenir and resort business.

    Now featuring more than 800-plus booths, retailers can now explore an even greater selection of products from the industry’s leading resort and gift manufacturers and sales representatives in every product category, including resort gifts, souvenirs, novelties, nautical/coastal items, licensed products, beachwear, general gift and much more.

    In addition to product, the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show features an unrivaled selection of buyer services including: Goody Bag Giveaways and a Fabulous Show Party. See the Seminar & Events page for more details.

    Shop Local & Loyal
    By supporting and shopping the Grand Strand Gift & Merchandise Show, you’re doing more than just saving on travel, reducing your carbon footprint, keeping dollars in your own region and supporting your local sales reps. You’re also contributing to the future growth and success of the show itself – which offers tremendous benefits to your business.


    December 10, 2021 To December 12, 2021

    FREE Registration for 2021 Level 9 & 10 National Qualifiers
    5,000 Custom Medals – 100% AA – 50% events
    All levels in the same location
    Girls all levels Xcel to Elite
    1,200 competitors
    Early registration discount!
    Great Coaches Party
    Delicious food provided in Coach’s Hospitality Area.
    Online Live Scoring
    FREE Apple AirPods Pro for every team with 50+ entires
    Institutional Awards: Xcel Team Champion: 55″ TV (all Xcel levels combined)
    FREE event T-Shirt for all gymnasts!
    USEFUL GIFTS for the Coaches!

    Early Registration until October 22, 2021
    Level 1 & 2
    Level 3-5 & Xcel Bronze, Silver & Gold
    Level 6-10 & Xcel Diamond & Platinum
    Team Fee (3 Gymnasts or more form a team)
    **2021 Level 9 & 10 National Qualifiers – FREE
    $250 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Registration is not complete until deposit is received.
    Full payment due October 22, 2021 to qualify for Early Entry Pricing.
    Regular Registration until October 29, 2021
    Level 1 & 2
    Level 3-5 & Xcel Bronze, Silver & Gold
    Level 6-10 & Xcel Diamond & Platinum
    Team Fee (3 Gymnasts or more form a team)
    **2021 Level 9 & 10 National Qualifiers – FREE
    $250 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Registration is not complete until the deposit is received.
    Full payment due October 29, 2021.

    Register for competition with the USAG Meet Reservation System
    Entries close on October 29, 2021, or when the meet fills.
    Scratch deadline is October 29, 2021.
    Swaps available after the scratch deadline as the schedule allows.
    All late entries and swaps not guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt.
    The payments must be received by October 29, 2021.
    There will be a limited number of entries.
    After the deadline, if there is space available, there will be a $10 late fee per gymnast.
    Make all payments payable to Sports and Beyond.

    Myrtle Beach Gymnastics Cup Entry Forms
    2021 Myrtle Beach Gymnastics Cup USAG Meet Reservation
    Please send all PAYMENTS, REQUESTS, CHANGES and direct all inquiries to the email address or mail to:
    Sports and Beyond
    5816 Arrowhead Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA
    Phone (757) 718-2727
    Fax (757) 499-8451

    December 11, 2021 To December 12, 2021

    About the NCAA
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to providing a pathway to opportunity for college athletes. Learn about our Core Purpose and Values.
    What is the NCAA?
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.

    Nearly half a million college athletes
    make up the 19,886 teams that send more
    than 57,661 participants to compete each
    year in the NCAA’s 90 championships
    in 24 sports across 3 divisions.

    How We Support College Athletes

    Financial Assistance
    NCAA school award nearly $3.5 billion in athletic scholarships every year to more than 180,000 student-athletes, and many of those scholarships are guaranteed regardless of athletic performance or injury.
    Many NCAA Division I schools offer cost of attendance so student-athletes can recieve funds to help with additinal college costs not covered by a scholarship.

    The NCAA Finances a Student Assistance Fund of more than $87 million to help Division I Athletes with essential needs, from flying home for a family emergency to buying a winter coat.

    Student-Athlete Voice
    Student-Athletes lead in every division through advisory committees and the campus, conference and national levels.
    Student-athletes in all divisions serve and vote on NCAA Committees.
    Leadership programs help student-athletes find their voices and enact change.

    Wellness and Insurance

    The NCAA Sport Science Institute promotes health and safety through research and training on concussions, overuse injuries, drug testing, mental health, sexual assault and more.

    The NCAA funds an insurance policy covering all college athletes who experience catastrophic injuries while playing or practicing their sport — providing up to $20 million in lifetime insurance benefits.

    To support the nutritional needs of student-athletes, Divisions I and II schools can provide unlimited meals. Some schools have nutritionists and other health professionals to work with players.

    Opportunities and Experiences
    Each year, the NCAA funds 90 championships in 24 sports, including paying for almost 14 million miles of travel to get athletes to the competitions.
    More than 90% of former student-athletes surveyed 10 years after finishing their eligibility reported they were satisfied with their overall college experience.

    Academic Services

    NCAA schools help student-athletes succeed in the classroom by providing state- of-the-art technology, tutoring and access to academic advisors.

    Resulting from academic reforms, more than 17,500 former college athletes in Division I have returned to campus to complete their degrees since 2004. The NCAA also offers a degree-completion program, and schools can fund additional scholarships to help former athletes graduate.
    Student-athletes are graduating at rates higher than the student body, and in Division I, more than 8 in 10 student-athletes are earning bachelor’s degrees, their highest rate ever.

    Personal and Professional Development

    The NCAA offers education and training programs, such as the Student-Athlete Leadership Forum and Career in Sports Forum, which are designed to enhance the well-being and personal development of college athletes.

    The NCAA After the Game Career Center connects former student-athletes with career-seeking advice and job postings for various industries and levels of experience.