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Thu February 28, 2013
Bowling Event Expected To Bring $14M To Wichita
Wichita will once again be host to the nation’s top female bowlers.
In 2019 the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships will be held in the city. It will run April-June and is expected to generate around $14 million in economic impact for south-central Kansas.
The event was last held in Wichita in 2004.
The bid to bring the championship to Wichita was a collaboration between the city of Wichita, the Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Wichita Sports Commission, and the Great Plains USBC Association.
In a release, Wichita mayor Carl Brewer said their bid focused on the city’s central location, the great bowling community and Wichita’s wonderful hospitality.
“We have already heard from several bowlers who were here in 2004 who can’t wait to come back to Wichita,” he said.
The competitions will take place at Northrock Lanes and Thunderbird bowl, both were also used in the 2004 championships.
Also in the release, President and CEO of Go Wichita, Susie Berglund Santo, said the event would be a real economic boost for the community.
“These bowlers will stay in our hotels, eat at our restaurants, shop in our stores and visit our attractions,” she said.
Wichita has a strong bowling community that includes numerous club teams and the 19-time national championship Wichita State University Shocker bowling team.