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Visit Topeka Inc. announced today that Topeka has been chosen as the host for the 2015 World Horseshoe Pitching Championship. Visit Topeka presented a bid to hold the event with the assistance of the Topeka Horseshoe Associated, the Kansas Expocentre and the Kansas Horseshoe Pitching Association.
The 2015 Championship will be held in Topeka, July 13-25, 2015. Fifty clay courts will be set up in the Kansas Expocentre’s Exhibition Hall and Landon Arena. The 18 horseshoe courts at Gage Park will be used as practice courts. The event is expected to bring in an estimated economic impact of $2 million to Topeka hotels, restaurants and businesses.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us as we continue to showcase our ability to host high profile sporting events in the Capital City,” said Jeffrey Alderman, director of sales for Visit Topeka Inc. “The NHPA is a highly respected organization and it’s an outstanding achievement to be selected given the stature of the other bidding cities.”
The World Horseshoe Pitching Championship is a two-week event that will bring an estimated 1,500 horseshoe pitchers and their families from across the United States, Canada and several other countries to compete in Topeka. Delegates from the National Horseshoe Pitchers Associated chose Topeka over Charleston, West Virginia and Wichita Falls, Texas. The Championship was in St. George, Utah in 2013 and will be in Buffalo, New York in 2014.