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Monday, January 13, 2014

Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Welcomes 5,000 to Winter Classic Jan 18-19

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Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Welcomes 5,000 to Winter Classic Jan 18-19
 
Milwaukee – January 13, 2014 – Volleyball teams from all over the Midwest descend on the Wisconsin Center this weekend for the Wisconsin Juniors Winter Classic January 18-19. More than 5,000 athletes, coaches, staff and spectators are expected to be in attendance at this annual event, which brings teams of ages 12-18 together for friendly competition in Open and Club divisions.
 
According to Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Executive Director Jim Neave, “In just its second year, the Winter Classic has grown more than 50% from 120 teams to 190 teams. This is evidence that the sport of volleyball is on the rise nationally, and with the Badgers playing in the national championship andMarquette winning the Big East, the Wisconsin volleyball community is thriving. Additionally, good competition is what teams are looking for, and the Winter Classic will host several clubs that have won national championships in recent years. So if you’re a volleyball enthusiast or just want to see what this is all about, come check it out this weekend.”
 
Due to the high level of competition, the Winter Classic also provides an opportunity for college coaches from around the country to recruit players from the many athletes who will go on to compete at the collegiate level.
 
Wisconsin Juniors encourages the tremendous growth of the sport by offering “state of the art” equipment to train athletes at the Lakeview Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just minutes north of the Illinois border and 30 minutes south of Milwaukee. Directors, coaches and staff are committed to providing athletes with the highest level of practice training, strength and conditioning, tournament competition and recruiting services. 
 
The organization found Milwaukee to be a great fit for this event at this time of the year because of the hotels connected to the Wisconsin Center. Economic impact to the city is estimated at $626,000.
 
Competition starts at 8am both days and will end around 8pm each day. The public is welcome to attend.
 
For more information on Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball, see: http://www.wisconsinjuniors.com/.
 
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo 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, January 10, 2014

Milwaukee to host NCAA “March Madness” Preliminary Rounds

 
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Milwaukee to host NCAA “March Madness” Preliminary Rounds
 
Milwaukee – January 10, 2014 – The BMO Harris Bradley Center will serve as an epicenter of March Madness from March 20-22, when it welcomes eight of the 64 teams in the second and third rounds of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
 
Fans from all over the country will head to Milwaukee to support their teams as they look to advance to the Sweet 16. Visitors, as well as local and regional NCAA fans attending the games, will find the city offers plenty of off-court action during tourney time as well, resulting in impressive economic impact for the greater Milwaukee area.
 
With almost 15,000 attendees expected daily and 5,000 staying in hotel rooms, economic impact in the city in the areas of lodging, transportation, food and beverage, retail and recreation is estimated at $4.6 million. The event will generate approximately $325,000 in tax revenue and support 1,500 jobs.
 
“Milwaukee is filled with sports fanatics, and we are delighted the NCAA has chosen the BMO Harris Bradley Center as a site for this year’s tournament. This is a great opportunity to showcase Milwaukee on the national sports stage,” said Brent Foerster, VP Sales & Marketing for VISIT Milwaukee.
 
Tickets are currently on sale at http://www.ncaa.com/final-four/tickets-hospitality.
 
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo 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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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wisconsin State USBC Bowling Championship Begins Jan 11-12

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Wisconsin State USBC Bowling Championship Begins Jan 11-12

Milwaukee – January 9, 2014 – TheWisconsin State USBC Bowling Association will open its 112th Annual State Bowling Championship tournament this weekend, January 11th and 12th. The tournament will bring more than 10,000 bowlers to the Milwaukee area over 18 weekends. The event will be held at Village Bowl in Menomonee Falls and AMF Bowlero in Wauwatosa on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Mother’s Day weekend. Bowlers from throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula will compete for a prize fund exceeding $425,000.00. Bowlers will participate in team, doubles and singles events to determine winners in several divisions.

Kick-off to opening weekend is the Wisconsin State Bowling Hall of Fame Induction Dinner this Saturday evening, January 11th, at the Radisson Hotel in Menomonee Falls. Jeff Nimke, Darold Meisel, John Tyczkowski and Gloria Behr will all be inducted to the Hall of Fame, and the guest list for that evening will feature a Who’s Who in the Wisconsin bowling community.

For more information on the championship, see: http://www.wibowl.com

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo 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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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Midwest Living Reminds You: No Need to Hibernate in Milwaukee

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Midwest Living Reminds You: No Need to Hibernate in Milwaukee

Lists include things to do for the family, on a budget and for active visitors

MILWAUKEE – Jan. 2, 2014 – Although the snow keeps falling down, don’t let the weather keep you from exploring Milwaukee this winter. Midwest Living reminds us that there is plenty to do in the city with a few lists published over the holidays that feature things to do for families, on a budget and for the active traveler. Milwaukeeans that are beginning to feel the itch to get out of the house can consult these lists as well, as reminders of the great fun we have right in our own (snowy) backyard!

VISIT Milwaukee worked with travel writer Amy Lynch with several suggestions for each topic. Each wrap up included her favorites from the information provided.

In the “Top 10 Things to Do in Milwaukee with Kids,” Lynch lists hands-on fun at places like Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Discovery World at the top. Other attractions such as the Sprecher Brewery Tour and Milwaukee Public Museum are featured, as well as entertaining dining options of the Safe House and Palermo’s Pizza tours.

The “Top 10 Things to Do on a Budget in Milwaukee” list kicks off with a description that says it all, “With free brewery tours, stunning arts venues and tasty cheap eats, Milwaukee provides plenty of inexpensive ways to fill a Midwest weekend getaway.” The free Miller Brewery tour is one of the more well-known activities, while features such as the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear or the five-century old St. Joan of Arc Chapel may be more of a surprise to visitors and locals alike.

While the season may postpone some activities on the “Top 10 Things for Active Travelers to Do in Milwaukee” list such as a cruise on Lake Michigan with Seadog Sailing, those with an appetite for action can consult the list for descriptions on hiking at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, a rousing game of ping pong at SPiN Milwaukee or dining on the move with Milwaukee Food Tours.

For more ideas on what to do and see in Milwaukee this season, go to www.visitmilwaukee.org.

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo 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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