Five Major Sporting Events Awarded to Placer Valley

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Placer Valley Tourism has been awarded five national sporting events over the course of the next three years. Two major softball tournaments and three huge swimming events are officially slotted to take place throughout the region in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

In July of 2016, three of the five major events will take place. First up and a first-timer for Placer Valley is the USSSA Western National Championships 14U Fastpitch from July 11th-16th, which serves as a qualifier for the Road to the World Series Tournament. Mahany, Maidu, and Foskett Parks in Roseville and Lincoln is where all the action will take place, and this six-day event is expected to bring hundreds of players and their families to the area, providing a substantial economic boost to the local economy.

Next up is the USA Swimming Speedo Western Sectional that will take place July 21st-24th at the Roseville Aquatics Complex and is also a brand-new event for our area. In partnership with Capital City Aquatics, Placer Valley Tourism is thrilled with the opportunity to not only utilize the Summer Sanders Olympic-sized competition pool at the Roseville Aquatics Complex, but to host the best swimmers from California and Nevada at an event of this magnitude.

Placer Valley Tourism will round out July with the ASA/USA 14 A Western Nationals Fastpitch on July 25th-31st, an event they hosted back in 2011 and produced nearly 4,500 hotel room nights, with an economic impact of approximately $3.5 million for the cities of Lincoln, Rocklin, and Roseville. In 2016, Placer Valley will see families and teams from Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and of course all of California coming to Roseville for this week-long event that starts on July 25th with opening ceremonies and closes on July 31st with the championship game.

“In somewhat of a surprise move, the ASA National Office in Oklahoma City moved the 2016 ASA/USA 14 A Western Nationals from Colorado to Roseville as this was supposed to be a quiet National Championship year for the organizing committee; yet this now guarantees that Roseville and Placer Valley Tourism will have a youth event for the third consecutive year,” said Jeff Dubchansky, commissioner of the Greater Sacramento Softball Association. Dubchansky added that the Roseville location was selected due to the many previous successes the region has had in hosting ASA National Championship events.

In 2017, Placer Valley Tourism is already looking forward to hosting the USA Swimming Western Zones Swim Championships with Capital City Aquatics on August 9th-12th at the Roseville Aquatics Complex. This all-star swim meet has only been here twice before and previously consisted of 500 hand-picked swimmers from the Western Zone, which includes these 13 states: Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and California. Back in 2013, this event generated more than 2,000 room nights over the course of three days.

Last but certainly not least, Placer Valley Tourism has been awarded the 2018 US Masters Synchronized Swimming Championships on Oct. 18th-21st at the Roseville Aquatics Complex. It has been seven years since they hosted this national event and they are looking forward to having such a prestigious synchronized swimming competition for the community to enjoy.

The combined economic impact for these national sporting events is estimated at a conservative $11 million.

Placer Valley Tourism is made up of the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln, California. Placer Valley Tourism recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers, and other services as needed. To learn more about how Placer Valley Tourism can help bring your event here, visit www.playplacer.com or call (916) 773-5400.

Source: Placer Valley Tourism