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Raleigh to Host 2011 Pop Warner Mid-South Championships

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Raleigh to Host 2011 Pop Warner MidSouth Championships
Football and Cheerleading competition comes to Raleigh

Raleigh, NC - The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is proud to
announce the 2011 Pop Warner Mid‐South Championships for football and cheerleading
will be held November 24‐27, 2011 in Raleigh, NC.

The 2011 Pop Warner Mid‐South Championships for football and cheerleading will be
hosted by the Consolidated Football Federation of Raleigh and serves children ages six to
14‐years‐old. The Raleigh Convention Center will host cheerleading competitions, and
football competition will be held at area high schools in Wakefield, Heritage and Garner.

The Greater Raleigh CVB is excited to see Raleigh host the competition, after it was
previously held in Charlotte for the past five years.

"We are thrilled to add this premier event to Raleigh's annual sports calendar," said Scott
Dupree, Greater Raleigh CVB Vice President for Sports Marketing. "It would be a major
event in terms of visitor spending and hotel room nights at any time of year, but the fact
that it takes place on Thanksgiving weekend, which is a traditionally slow time for our local
hospitality industry, makes it especially attractive. Tori Collins (GRCVB assistant director of
sports marketing) did a magnificent job of working closely with Pop Warner to bring this
great event to Raleigh."

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau expect this event to bring thousands
of individuals to the Raleigh area and generate more than $1 million in visitor spending.

The event is expected to yield:

  • Approximately 3,600 participants
  • Approximately 6,000 total visitors
  • Approximately 2,900 hotel room nights
  • Approximately $1.3 million in direct visitor spending
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