Visit Bentonville juggles money for funding requests

Posted: November 11, 2017 at 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- The city's tourism commission is going to have to set aside more money if it wants to grant all the requests for events drawing visitors.

Awarded Money

Visit Bentonville has allotted $130,000 to help support events that show promise of bringing tourism to the city in 2018. Here’s what’s been awarded so far:

• $7,500: Ultimate Arm-Wrestling League Arkansas State Championship, Jan. 16-17

• $3,500: UAM Softball Challenge, Feb. 9-11

• $15,500: NCAA Nine-State Softball Classic, Feb. 16-19

• $4,000: American Cornhole Organization’s Bentonville major tournament, March 8-10

• $7,000: International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Uprising (women’s summit), March 22-25

• $7,500: American Junior Golf Association Junior at Lost Springs, March 29 - April 1

• $4,000: The Warm Up basketball event, April 6-8

• $3,500: Great American Conference Tennis Championship, April 19-21

• $4,000: Arkansas Athletic Association annual symposium, April 27-29

• $13,500: Great American Conference Softball Championship, May 2-5

• $7,500: Public Land Solution’s Prosperous Communities Conference, May 9-11

• $3,000: Trade with Africa Business Summit, May 11

• $7,500: Adams Golf Pro Tour Series, June 4-9

• $5,000: Walton Art Center’s Artosphere, June 10-23

• $7,500: National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s National Conference, June 13-18

• $5,000: Northwest Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, July 7-14

• $2,500: NWA Aquatics Long Course State Championships, July 26-29

• $10,000: Bentonville High School Marching Band Invitational, Oct. 6

• $6,400: JUCO Fall Softball Showcase, Oct. 12-14

Source: Visit Bentonville

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