Louisville to Host Largest and Most Prestigious Girls’ Travel Basketball Events
Run 4 the Roses and Battle in the Boro to be Held July 5-13 at Kentucky Expo Center
Nearly 1,800 Teams and 1,200 College Coaches Expected
Louisville, Ky. – July 4, 2019 – The Battle in the Boro and Run 4 the Roses – the bellweathers of girls’ travel basketball tournaments – will return to the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville July 5-13.
The Run 4 the Roses, held July 5-8, will be the largest and most prestigious girls’ event in the U.S. to take place under one roof. More than 11,000 players ranging in ages 13 to 17 will compete on 1,100 teams representing 49 states and six Canadian provinces. During the Battle of the Boro, held July 10-13, competition will be among 7,000 players on 700 teams. All games for both events will take place on 78 courts in KEC’s North Wing, South Wing and Freedom Hall. More than 1,100 college coaches/evaluators from all college divisions – including every elite program in the country – are expected to attend the Run 4 Roses; 700 hundred college coaches are expected for the Battle of the Boro.
Run 4 the Roses and the Battle in the Boro are marquee events owned and operated by Ohio-base TFN Camps & Clinics and National Exposure Basketball, respectively. TFN has produced more than 1,000 events during the past 22 years and annually stages competitive basketball events for more than 100,000 age group players in 16 states.
“The growth of Run 4 the Roses has been staggering with teams representing three countries and 49 states,” said Run 4 the Roses Executive Director Tucker Neale. “With the talent and number of colleges represented and overall positive impact on women’s basketball, the 2019 version of this event shines above any other basketball tournament in the world. Louisville Metro has been a great partner and host. We are excited to see what the future brings with our 78 courts under one roof.”
Competition and practices will he held from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 9 p.m. every day with championship rounds held July 8 and July 13. The general public is welcome to attend. Daily admission for adults is $20 and $55 for a weekend pass; admission for children 14 and under is $10 daily and $25 for a weekend pass. (Separate weekend passes are required for Run 4 the Roses and Battle in the Boro.)
“The Run 4 the Roses and Battle in the Boro support the three tenets of our mission – enhancing the local economy, promoting health and wellness and supporting talent attraction and retention,” said Karl F. Schmitt, Jr., Louisville Sports Commission president & CEO.
“The economic impact of these events is estimated at nearly $30 million with an estimated 30,000 players, family members, coaches and support personnel coming to Louisville. Hosting youth sporting events of this magnitude helps promote the idea of better health in our community through a culture of active lifestyles,” continued Schmitt. “And these young women and their families will spend several days in our community. We believe their experiences both on and off the playing courts could someday lead to an opportunity to return to Louisville for a career outside of sports.”