WICHITA, Kan., June 25, 2015 - Wichita is experiencing a busy week and welcoming many out-of-town guests with youth gymnasts from around the country and professional golfers from around the world competing at local venues.
"Our team at Visit Wichita has been working hard to help support 50 different groups holding events in the city this month. June has been our busiest month this year in terms of number of events and this weekend is a perfect example of that," said Visit Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo.
This is the first time the city has hosted the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. YMCA of the USA selected Wichita to host the national tournament, a five-day event culminating with competitions June 25-27 at Century II. More than 1,300 competitors are here along with their families, coaches and supporters, bringing an estimated 4,000 visitors and $1.5 million in economic impact to the Wichita community.
The Air Capital Classic golf tournament is part of the PGA's Web.com Tour, a developmental tour allowing professional golfers to earn their PGA Tour card. The tournament is played June 25-28 at Crestview Country Club with expected attendance to surpass 31,000.
In addition to the more high-profile events, this week drew to Wichita weddings, reunions, sporting events, conventions and conferences of all sizes.
"We've had a lot of traffic at our visitors center," Santo said. "We've seen a lot of families looking for things to do before, after and during the events."
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Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2013 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the Wichita MSA.