Social Media Challenge Runs Through April

LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, April 15, 2020 --- Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is inviting fans and followers of the destination, known as America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®, to share a virtual experience while keeping fit and active during this time of staying home.

Even though you are socially distancing and most are under stay at home directives, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be still practicing your favorite sports. To help give you some new and creative ideas, we are inviting you to join us, virtually, in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Sports Challenge! During this unprecedented situation, it is best for everyone to stay home. However, athletes of all ages should be able to stay active and be ready for the day when we can all get back together for play. Plan now. So that we can play later.

Throughout the rest of the month, Lake Erie Shores & Islands will be sharing daily online sport drills and tips from local sports venues such as Cedar Point Sports Center and Sports Force Parks. They will also be sharing activities from various sporting event owners that have or will be visiting the region for tournaments, such as volleyball, soccer, and basketball.

Show off your skills, while practicing social-distancing, by posting your photos or videos of the shared challenges. At the end of the month ten winners will be randomly selected for various prizes from Lake Erie Shores & Islands partners.

Here’s How to Play:


  1. Like @ChrisLESIsports on Facebook or Follow @ChrisLESIsports on Twitter. Online videos of drills, sports training, and activities will be shared each day.
  2. Post your photo or video of you and your family doing the sports drill or activity in the comment section of the shared challenge post on social media. Or e-mail your entry to
  3. Tag @ChrisLESIsports in your post.
  4. Make sure your post is public. If your post is not public, we will not be able to see it.
  5. Winners will be selected at 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 30.

EACH SATURDAY-SUNDAY - Stay. Play. Eat. Virtual Race

Was a 5K or Marathon race you were planning to run postponed, or are you training for one later this year? Participants are encouraged to stay home but keep running. Let’s all be prepared to start running in normal races when we can.

  1. Like @ChrisLESIsports on Facebook or Follow @ChrisLESIsports on Twitter.
  2. Post on Facebook or Twitter of how you did some running / walking around your home and tag @ChrisLESIsports. Or, e-mail your entry to
  3. If possible, track your steps and include in your post or e-mail.
  4. Make sure your post is public. If your post is not public, we will not be able to see it.
  5. Aid stations are available! Check out What’s Available for takeout meals from local restaurants.

Get the whole family involved. Complete this challenge with everyone in your house (spouse, kids, dog, cat). What a fun way to keep you and your family moving! You can keep active at home, and share your home sports activities.

When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back to Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! For information on the region and future available sports opportunities, visit or contact Chris Lewis at



Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at

Media Contact:

Jill Bauer, Public Relations Manager
Shores & Islands Ohio
Phone: 419.625.9495