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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

USA Powerlifting High School National Championships this weekend

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For more information:

Tonya Lambeth, WHSPA
(262) 994-6318
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Margaret Casey
VISIT Milwaukee, PR Dept.
414-287-4232
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USA Powerlifting High School National Championships this weekend

Teams from around the country to compete 3/27-29

MILWAUKEE – March 24, 2015 – More than 360 high school powerlifters and up to 900 spectators per day are expected at the USA Powerlifting High School National Championships at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport March 27-29.

Hosted by the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA), the event will attract teams from Milwaukee to Los Angeles and from around the country.During the competition, scoring is done within weight classes for girls and boys and involves the combined total of the highest achieved attempt of each of the three lifts: squat, bench and deadlift. 

A unique combination of determination and strength, the sport of powerlifting provides the opportunity to become more confident at an individual activity, while still contributing team points.  

Many of the top finishers in this competition will receive a nomination to the national sub-junior team, which will compete in Prague, Czech Republic at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in September. Last season, Wisconsin contributed eight team members to the national team. At least one member of the national team coaching staff is also from Wisconsin. 

In 2013, the WHSPA submitted a bid to host this event in Milwaukee and was thrilled to win out over Orlando.  The goal of the WHSPA was to bring the competition back to the north and utilize an experienced event crew that has ran 50+ powerlifting competitions in the Milwaukee and Racine area over the past 30 years. 

The event is open to the public. Daily admission fees run from $8-$12 and weekend passes are available. For more information on the WHSPA and to experience high school powerlifting at its best,see: http://wiusapl.org/?page_id=403

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Milwaukee Robotics Competition March 19-21

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For more information:

Susy Quinones
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262-751-1539

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Margaret Casey
Communications Coordinator
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232
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Milwaukee Robotics Competition March 19-21

59 teams compete at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

MILWAUKEE – March 16, 2015 – Robots reign at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena March 19-21 when 59 high school teams including 29 from Wisconsin compete in the FIRST® Robotics Competition.

The FIRST® Robotics Competition is a program that challenges high school students, working with professional mentors, to design and build a robot to contend in competitions that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Student teams from local school districts and surrounding states participate for the opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the national championship in April in St. Louis.

The 2015 game, RECYCLE RUSH℠, is a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

Competition Schedule:

Thursday 3/19       9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.       Robot testing, inspection and practice
Friday 3/20             9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Opening ceremonies and qualifying
Saturday                 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Finals and awards

More about FIRST: www.usfirst.org

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Badger Region Championships starts this weekend

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For more information:

Jennifer Armson-Dyer
Badger Region Volleyball
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Cell phone: (414) 507-1124

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Margaret Casey
414-287-4232
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Badger Region Championships starts this weekend

13th annual event at the Wisconsin Center March 14-15 and April 11-12

MILWAUKEE – March 13, 2015 – The Wisconsin Center’s 32 courts will host a record 456 teams over two weekends of the 13th annual Badger Region Championships hosted by the Badger Region Volleyball Association March 14-15 and April 11-12. This year's event is projected to draw 10,000 people to the Milwaukee area during the two weekends of competition. 

Ten divisions are slated to compete March 14-15: boys 12U, boys 13U, boys 14U, boys 15U, boys 16U, boys 17U, boys 18U, girls 13U, girls 15U and girls 16U. Seven divisions are set to compete April 11-12: adult men, adult women, girls 11U, girls 12U, girls 14U, girls 17U and girls 18U.

The Friday night before each weekend, the Wisconsin Center will also play host to the Badger Region High Performance tryouts. Top athletes from around the state will compete for a spot at the region’s high performance camp, held in July, and the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships, an international tournament this year held in Des Moines, Iowa, at the end of July. This program attracts the top talent in both the boys and girls playing ranks, as well as coaches. The Badger Region has won several medals in the past three years. 

Badger Region Volleyball Association strives to make this event a success for parents, players, coaches, officials and spectators alike. 

"We are very excited to host the 2015 Badger Region Championships at the Wisconsin Center once again," said Jennifer Armson-Dyer, Director of Operations for the Badger Region Volleyball Association. "This is our premier event and the growth that it has experienced is very exciting for the future of the sport. It is one of the biggest events for many participants and the atmosphere that surrounds this event is inspiring."

Admission is $6 per day or $10 for the weekend.

Visit the event website www.BadgerVolleyball.org for more information about the Region or the tournament.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Steampunk Winter Fun at Geneva Steam Midwinter Carnival March 6-8

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For more information contact:

Margaret Casey, PR Coordinator
VISIT Milwaukee
414-287-4232
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Or:

Melinda Mitchell, Ringmaster
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Steampunk Winter Fun at Geneva Steam Midwinter Carnival March 6-8

MILWAUKEE– (February 25, 2015) – Steampunk meets winter fun at the first annual Geneva Steam Midwinter Carnival to be held at the scenic Grand Geneva Hotel in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the weekend of March 6-8.

Steampunk fans created this lively winter event to celebrate the genre and introduce it to a new audience. The public is invited to come join in the fun of indoor and outdoor games, cardboard toboggan run, skiing and other winter activities, while learning more about Steampunk and its colorful costuming and character development from representatives of local groups. Make-and-take art is on offer, along with vendors selling Steampunk costumes, accessories and trinkets.

A highlight of the carnival is the Grand Ball on Saturday night, March 7, which will featureDead Man's Carnival from Milwaukee performing electro-swing music, side show acts, juggling, magic, dance and more.

Geneva Steam welcomes fans already into Steampunk, along with those who are curious to check it out and experience the fun and frivolity of this eclectic hobby, all in the beautiful winter setting of the Grand Geneva Hotel.

For more information and a list of daily activities, see: http://www.genevasteam.com/

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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