Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism Wins Bid to Host 2023 Y’allstars Southern Skate Showdown – SportsEvents Magazine

Youth competitive roller derby skaters

RACELAND, La.Louisiana Cajun Bayou Tourismdestination management organization for Lafourche Parish, successfully won hosting rights for 2023 Y’Allstars Southern Skate Showdowna competitive roller derby competition made up of teams from all over the United States.

Competitive youth roller derby skaters
Young skaters with Y’Allstars, a competitive roller derby team competition in the USA Photo courtesy of Emme Munch

The competition will take place at Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium on N. Canal Blvd in Thibodaux the weekend of February 24-26, 2023. It is expected to have a significant economic impact on Lafourche Parish with over 250 hotel room nights expected, approximately 900-1,700 meals eaten at local restaurants, and additional government spending visitors for trips to local attractions and shops in Lafourche Parish.

The event is hosted as part of a joint effort of Team Louisiana Roller Derby, the state’s all-star roller derby team, and Red Stick Roller Derby Juniors, the Baton Rouge-based youth roller derby team that showcased the initial request for proposal to find a host in late August. Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism immediately partnered with Warren J. Harang Auditorium, a venue that has hosted previous roller derby events, to bid.

“We are very excited to welcome the Y’Allstars Southern Skate Showdown to Thibodaux,” said Ian Wallis, Sales & Marketing Manager at Cajun Bayou Tourism of Louisiana. “They have been an excellent group to work with thus far and we are very grateful to the Harang Auditorium team for helping us bring this competition to Cajun Bayou in Louisiana.”

In addition to Team LA and the Red Stick Roller Derby Juniors, it has already been announced that Team Texas, Team Florida, Chicago Roller Derby and Team Indigenous Rising have also entered, a group of skaters from all over the United States with indigenous origins. to compete. Tickets to attend the competition can be purchased from Friday 9 December.

“As our local tourism industry continues to recover from a turbulent two years, we are thrilled to work with Team LA Roller Derby to bring their event to Lafourche Parish,” said Cody A. Gray, President and CEO of Cajun Bayou Tourism of Louisiana. “Events like this have a significant economic impact on our destination and directly support local businesses and jobs. We look forward to welcoming these teams to visit Thibodaux to experience our authentic Cajun culture.”

For more information on the Y’Allstars Southern Skate Showdown, visit their website linked below. For vendor/sponsorship opportunities, contact Kaitlyn Estes, Tournament organizer to yallstarstournament@gmail.com.

Y’Allstars Southern Skate Showdown website

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