Wilmington, NC: On February 4-5, 2023, travel industry partners in Wilmington and its island beaches will welcome the 2023 Maximum Cheer and Dance Port City Classic

This two-day competition will take place at the Wilmington Convention Center and consists of both cheer and dance competitors in multiple age divisions. Participants and their families will stay at a variety of lodging properties and shop, dine and play in local establishments.  

"Port City Classic is where Maximum started and will keep a special feeling as we come back for our 7th straight year,” states Ryan Batchelor, founder of Maximum Cheer and Dance. “This event is one of our favorites that we have the pleasure of bringing back year after year, to over 100 teams across the area. It is an honor to bring in over 4,000 attendees to the area who will explore the city and utilize your restaurants and hotels throughout the weekend.” 

Maximum Cheer and Dance was founded in January of 2017 with only two events in two states that season and has since grown to offer events in 13 states. The goal of Maximum Cheer and Dance is to provide quality events and an inclusive environment where all athletes feel like they belong. 

“We are excited to welcome back the Maximum Cheer and Dance Port City Classic to Wilmington,” states Kim Hufham, President/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority. “Hosting competitions such as this is a great opportunity to showcase our sports facilities and all there is to see and do in Wilmington and our island beaches. We hope the athletes and their families enjoy their visit and return for future tournaments and vacations.”  

The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, markets and develops the county and its communities’ leisure and group travel experiences for economic growth and quality of place.  



Note to Media: To arrange media interviews with conference organizers and to discuss best photo opportunities for the Maximum Cheer and Dance Port City Classic, please contact Chelsie Hollencamp via email chelsie@maximumcheeranddance.com or phone (424)262-9263. 

Hannah Almeter
Communications/PR Specialist
Wilmington CVB
910-341-4030 x126