LAFAYETTE, La. –
Lafayette Parish will play host to the Sugar Bert Boxing National Championship Qualifier, Oct. 18-20, 2019, on the Youngsville Sports Complex. This three-day national amateur boxing match is sanctioned using USA Boxing and qualifies for the Sugar Bert National Championships. Winners in specific weight instructions will also be eligible for USA Boxing Olympic Trials. This circle of the relatives-friendly event will convey more than 1,500 humans from all over the U.S. To Lafayette Parish and has a capacity economic impact of more than $500,000 bucks. “When LAGCOE introduced they had been transferring to New Orleans, I said we might pull up our bootstraps and get to paintings on changing the misplaced commercial enterprise; and whilst we hosted the National Golden Gloves in 2017, I stated that the prestige of web hosting the sort of significant event could repay down the street due to the fact people would be paying interest. With the assertion that the Sugar Bert Boxing National Championship Qualifier might be coming to Lafayette Parish October 18-21, I’m excited to mention that each of these statements is taking place.
Our income crew, led by Chief Sales Officer Mike Roebuck, has completed an excellent task of figuring out and locking this occasion down. I need to thank Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter for working with us to make the Youngsville Sports Complex available. This occasion might no longer be going on without the complicated and their help. I additionally want to thank Mayor-President Joel Robideaux for his and the CREATE initiatives help as yet another excellent instance of ways we have been able to leverage resources. Finally, we thank Bert Wells for bringing this event right here for what we hope will be a long-standing relationship.” Ben Berthelot, President and CEO of Lafayette Travel.
“For the remaining four years, we have taken Sugar Bert boxing to some of the biggest cities and excellent venues across the united states. When we visited Lafayette, the tradition spoke volumes to me, and we knew it might additionally enchantment to the infinite multitude of boxers we can be brought to the vicinity. We look forward to a big turnout at Youngsville Sports Complex this 12 months, and our intention is to in the end develop this event over the following several years, developing a big monetary impact for Lafayette Parish.” Bert Wells, Sugar Bert Boxing.