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Emporia wins bid to host disc golf championship

Published on -6/15/2012, 9:00 AM

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) -- A national junior championship of disc golf will be played in Emporia.

Officials announced Thursday that Emporia was chosen to host the 2013 Professional Disc Golf Association World Junior and Amateur Disc Golf Championships. It is expected to be held July 7-13 next year.

Jeremy Rusco, owner of Dynamic Discs, led the city's efforts to land the championship. He says it's expected to bring 600 participants to the city, with an estimated $500,000 economic impact.

The Emporia Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/Mv96hj) Emporia is the smallest city in recent history to be chosen to host the annual competition.

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