Mark Calitri reports: ‘Sportstown USA’: Owensboro 2020 will see major events
In 2004, Sports Illustrated named Owensboro “Kentucky’s Sportstown USA.”
And the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to highlight that designation in 2020.
“We are determined to live up to the title of Kentucky No. 1 Sportstown,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said recently. “We earn this title by aggressively pursuing top events across a broad spectrum of sports.”
And 2020 should see that effort kick into high gear.
Last week, the CVB announced that the Kentucky Scholastic 3D Archery State Indoor Championship will be at the Owensboro Convention Center from Feb. 27 to March 1.
More than 500 archers are expected to compete for a state championship in their division and class.
Chris McDonald, coordinator for the tournament, said it’s moving from Madisonville because it needs a larger venue.
“Owensboro has the perfect venue and so much to offer our families that travel for competitions,” he said in a news release.
Laura Alexander, the convention center’s general manager, said the tournament’s economic impact on the city should approach $400,000
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.