FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2023
CVB Contact: Alana Cooper
Discover Monroe-West Monroe, City of West Monroe, and West Monroe Sports and Events to Host the 2024 US Olympic Trials for Table Tennis and the US Junior National Table Tennis Team Trials
West Monroe, LA – Discover Monroe-West Monroe, City of West Monroe, and West Monroe Sports and Events will host the 2024 US Olympic Trials for Table Tennis and the US Junior National Table Tennis Team Trials March 19-31, 2024, at West Monroe Sports and Events.
The 2024 US Olympic Trials will consist of over 100 domestic and international players aiming to secure a spot on the US Olympic Team for Paris 2024. Elite table tennis athletes from across the nation will battle for the chance to represent the United States on the international stage. The US Junior National Team trials will bring over 250 top youth players from across the country to battle for National team status.
“We are thrilled to host a new event of Olympic level competition. The US Table Tennis Olympic Trials and the US Junior National Table Tennis Team Trials will bring students and professional athletes from throughout the US to compete. The opportunity to have the national and international spotlight on West Monroe and the surrounding area for sports competitions is a huge win for our communities. We expect visitors and viewership of the competition to reach throughout the world. This event helps to provide for the table tennis sports program development along with economic impact to our parish. We are looking forward to showcasing our local hospitality to USA Table Tennis,” said Alana Cooper, Discover Monroe-West Monroe President/CEO.
Discover Monroe-West Monroe Executive Vice President Scott Bruscato first met with event organizers at The TEAMS Conference & Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida. After learning the needs and specifications for the event, Bruscato determined that West Monroe Sports & Events would be a perfect fit and pitched the new facility.
“Hosting an Olympic Trail at West Monroe Sports and Events is an amazing opportunity to showcase our new facility to the United States and the World. The athletes that compete here will represent our country at the Paris 2024 Olympics. We look forward to welcoming Olympic athletes, USA Table Tennis staff, US Olympic Committee, and Para-Olympic committee members to northeast Louisiana. We know they will appreciate the southern hospitality they will receive here,” said Scott Bruscato, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Executive Vice President of Sales.
West Monroe Sports and Events is a 110,000 square foot multi-purpose sports facility that caters to all ages and interests. This facility features 8 basketball courts or 16 volleyball courts, onsite concessions, multi-purpose meeting rooms, and more. Click here to learn more about West Monroe Spots and Events.
Click here to watch the announcement video from Alana Cooper, Discover Monroe-West Monroe President/CEO, Mayor Staci Mitchell, City of West Monroe, and Mark Thompson, USA Table Tennis Chief Operating Officer.
Photo Credit: USA Table Tennis
For more information, please visit monroe-westmonroe.org.
Discover Monroe-West Monroe promotes Ouachita Parish as a destination for leisure travel, conventions, meetings, and sporting events creating a positive economic impact for our local community through increased visitor spending and sales tax collections. For more information about Discover Monroe-West Monroe, visit www.monroe-westmonroe.org.