USA Gymnastics Selects Spokane for Championships
25 Jan, 2019
USA Gymnastics has selected Spokane to host the Women’s Level 9 Western Championships.
After successfully hosting this same event in 2015, youth athletes from across the Western United States will once again be traveling to Spokane in May 2019 along with their coaches, families and fans.
In a press release from the Spokane Sports Commission, the organization states “A strong local organizing committee is vital to executing this type of high-caliber event. Spokane Gymnastics, a local leader in the sport, and the Spokane Sports Commission's will partner once again to bring this incredible event to our city.”
“I love being involved in events that benefit Spokane. It’s a compliment when a city is selected once, let alone twice, for a championship like this,” says Nadine Burgess, owner of Spokane Gymnastics. “There is an intensity that Level 9 gymnasts show on every skill they attempt, making a championship event like this exciting to watch and a great learning environment for young gymnasts.”
In addition to developing our local gymnastics community, this championship contributes to our local economy through tourism.
Spokane can expect approximately 500 gymnasts as well as over 1,200 additional visitors, resulting in 1,500 overnight hotel room stays.
This adds up to an economic impact of about $1.7 million.