Mayor throws out a ringer at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament

Mayor Santanella throws first horseshoe

KAUZ – 7.29.19 – The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament continues at the MPEC this week.

971 athletes from around the world were registered and most of them are making it a vacation.

“It’s warm weather, its beautiful,” said Jarrett Keith about Wichita Falls. Keith is coming from Kentucky.

Horseshoe World Championship Kicks Off

The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament kicked off this morning at Kay Yeager Coliseum. 971 pitchers from all over the U.S. will compete for $138,000 in prizes over the next two weeks. The expected economic impact is to be around 4-5 million dollars. This event is open to the public. #cityofwf #wichitafalls

Posted by Official City of Wichita Falls, TX on Monday, July 22, 2019

Others like Roger Vogel, an NHPA member, and a competitor have gotten the opportunity to enjoy local restaurants.

“For home cooking, we like Pioneer and CrawDaddy’s. It’s a new restaurant in town and I’ve been there several times,” said Vogel.

Most of these competitors have never been to Wichita Falls or even set foot in the lone star state, so the CVB is hoping to make it a memorable experience.

We had the trolley going every day last week for free, it was complimentary. They [visitors] could go downtown and eat or go shop. Then we had a wine tour, a casino tour, and a concert one night.

Lindsay Barker, CVB Director

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