Baton Rouge to play host to USBC Women's Championships

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - For most of the next four months, the Raising Cane's River Center will be filled with the sound of crashing bowling pins.

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) selected the River Center to host their 2017 Women's Championships. The USBC expects around 18,000 women to compete in the event, which starts later this month.

"I think the city extends itself. I think the city goes out to show that we are hospitable, warm, we're friendly, they love Baton Rouge, they've come back and the men are going to be back in 2025. But the fact that the women are here, first time since 1993, and traditionally, they go to cities like Reno and Las Vegas. It's exciting, it's humbling to have an event like that in Baton Rouge," said Paul Arrigo, president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge.

The Women's Championships run from April 23 to July 9.

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