Butler County Scores Five Major AAU Girls Basketball National Championships

9 Jan, 2019

BCVB Estimates Local Impact of Over $10 Million

The Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) announced today that the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has selected Butler County, Ohio to host the 2019 and 2020 AAU Girls Basketball 6th Grade National Championships and an unprecedented three AAU Girls Basketball National Championships, 5th, 6th and 7th Grade in 2021. 

The Championships in 2019 and 2020 are each expected to bring in excess of $2.1 million in economic impact to local communities. The 2021 Championships are expected to generate an economic impact in excess of $6.3 million combined. Over the five total championships Butler County will welcome over 20,000 athletes and spectators to local communities.

These major events represent the culmination of years active recruiting work by the BCVB and local AAU Girls Basketball Club, Cincinnati Heat Premier. The selection committee was specifically impressed by the region’s long history of hosting and promoting premier basketball and championship events. 

“We are ecstatic and honored to host these prestigious AAU Girls Basketball Tournaments here in Butler County,” said Andy Fishman, Director of the Cincinnati Heat Premier. “As a club, we pride ourselves on developing our athletes and take pride in our ability to host high quality tournaments.”

“We look forward to welcoming thousands of participants, family members and spectators from around the US to these Championships” said Mark Hecquet, Executive Director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau. “The substantial economic impact from these Championships will be felt across the county through hotels, attractions, restaurants and retail outlets.”

About the Butler County Visitors Bureau

The Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is the premier regional destination marketing organization for leisure travel, sports, meeting and group tourism in Butler County, Ohio. It is dedicated to contributing to a thriving local economy through a strong regional and national tourism presence. For more information on tourism, visit www.GetToTheBC.com.


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