USA Team Handball Club National Championships are being held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, today through Sunday, May 18!
Some of the best Men’s and Women’s Team Handball clubs from around the nation will compete for top honors in a tournament ranging from an open format to elite competition. More than 350 athletes will play 60 matches of the Olympic sport, which is gaining momentum across the nation. Matches will be played from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8:00 a.m. on Sunday until the Men’s Elite Finals at 12:30 p.m. Team Handball is a popular international sport played by 19 million people in more than 180 countries, and has been an Olympic event since 1939.
For more information on USA Team Handball go to the organization’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/events/1421396778126101/) or call Maurice Godwin at (407) 929-2496. You can familiarize yourself with the sport at the USA Team Handball Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6RcTHNlxto.
USA Team Handball is one of 17 national and regional qualifying and championship tournaments being held in Reno Tahoe USA in 2014. Additional upcoming tournaments for 2014 include the Jam on It Basketball Tournament and Senior Softball USA Rock ‘n Reno Challenge Cup in May; the USA Karate National Championships; the Triple Crown Baseball 4th of July Fireworks Tournament as well as the Triple Crown Softball 10-and-Under and 12-and-Under World Series in July; the USA BMX Blackjack Nationals in August; and the first-ever World Taekwondo Federation World Deaf-Taekwondo Championships in November.
In 2014, Reno Tahoe USA has already hosted USA Boxing’s Junior and Youth Open, USA Weightlifting’s Junior Pan Am Championships, USA Judo’s Senior National Championships, Northern California Volleyball Association’s Far Western National Qualifier and Girls Power & Premier League Regionals, the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation’s National Tournament, Rocky Mountain National Wrestling’s Rumble in Reno, and the USA BMX Silver Dollar Nationals.
“Reno Tahoe USA is a perfect fit for almost any large national sporting event,” said RSCVA President and CEO Christopher Baum. “We have a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities, first-class lodging options at a fantastic value, and a wealth of outdoor beauty and recreational opportunities. Competitors appreciate the
diversity of the region, our weather, and our family friendly environment, and our sports sales team has been instrumental in convincing event producers that Reno Tahoe is the perfect location for an assortment of national tournaments.”
More than 45,000 competitors from across the country will participate in the listed tournaments, which will provide more than 61,000 room nights to Reno Tahoe hotels in 2014.