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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bloomington to Host USBC Senior Bowling Tournament

Categories: press releases

January 22, 2009

Media Contacts:

Eric Marvin, 812.355.7726 or eric@visitbloomington.com
Tosha Daugherty, 812.355.7726 or tosha@visitbloomington.com

Bloomington Prepares to Welcome 2009 Indiana State Senior Bowling Tournament

The April event is expected to bring more than 1,500 participants to the Bloomington area.

Bloomington – The Hoosier Sports Corp is pleased to announce that Bloomington has been chosen as the host city for the 2009 Indiana State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Senior Tournament. This is the first time that Bloomington has hosted a bowling tournament of this kind and local businesses should expect to see a significant increase in traffic during the event.

The Hoosier Sports Corp is the sports marketing arm of the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Director of Sports Development, Eric Marvin, is excited about bringing a new event to the area. “This is the first time that we have ever hosted a senior state USBC event in Bloomington. Local businesses and area hotels can expect to see a noticeable impact while participants are in town.” According to Marvin, there are already more than 1,100 participants registered for the tournament, most of whom will spend one to two nights in the area.

The Hoosier Sports Corp estimates that the event will bring somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 participants to the area for events on April 4-11 and April 13-19. Opening ceremonies for the tournament will be held on April 4 at 10:30 am at Classic Lanes. The total economic impact of the event is estimated to be in excess of $2.7 million.

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