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Beaumont, Texas, to Host National Baton Twirling Championship

24 Jun, 2015


The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to welcome the United States Baton Twirling Association’s 57th Annual National Championship to Ford Park Arena Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18, 2015.

“Beaumont residents will be amazed by the athleticism and artistry of the nation’s best baton twirlers as they compete for the coveted title of national champion,” said John Chamberlain, president of the United States Twirling Association (USTA), which is sponsoring the National Championships. “Natural talent, years of training, and plenty of blood, sweat and tears come together as each athlete takes the floor for what could be the performance of a life time.”

Nearly 600 athletes will converge on Ford Park for the week-long National Championship, bringing with them parents, judges, coaches & other twirling supporters. Totaling roughly 1,500 people, 28 of the 50 United States will be represented at the event, which is expected to give Beaumont an economic impact of $816,000 and occupy 1,387 hotel rooms. The event takes place at Ford Park Arena, located at 5115 Interstate 10 South (77705), with the top individual competitors being featured in the Finals Show at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. The National Championship Finals Show is free and open to the public.

Media contact for the event is Anna Osborn Dolan, Director of Communications for the U.S. Baton Twirling Association. She may be contacted at (303) 349-7267 or anna@ustwirling.com. For additional information, visit www.ustwirling.com.

About US Baton Twirling Association: The United States Twirling Association (USTA) was founded in 1958 and is a national, nonprofit youth sports organization dedicated to positive youth development through the sport of baton twirling. USTA serves a national membership of athletes, parents, coaches, studio directors, competition directors, judges and other twirling supporters through a wide range of recreational, educational and competitive programs.

About Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB): As the official Destination Marketing Organization, our mission is to promote and market Beaumont, Texas as a premier visitor and convention meeting destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city's economy. Learn more about our mission and funding at www.beaumontcvb.com/about. Media contact for the Beaumont CVB is Stephanie Molina, (409) 880-3170 or email smolina@ci.beaumont.tx.us.

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