It looks like Minnesota Handball in 2016 is going to be exciting and jam packed with hosting the National Collegiate Championship, The National Open Championships and a Pro-Stop! Wow, 2016 will be a trifecta for MN Handball!
Now that it's official, I wanted inform you two why I stepped up as tournament director for the 2016 US Handball Championships.
Back in October, I was led to believe that the Nationals was being held in Denver, CO. As a board member for the USHA, I didn't hear that Denver backed out until early November. Once I received this news, there was rumor that Milwaukee was going to host the 2016 Nationals, which would have been great. However after careful consideration, Charlie Keller also passed. I asked Vern if he would like me to check with Life Time fitness as a possibility for hosting the 2016 Nationals and because we (USHA) were desperate to find a host, Vern said yes. It's has been exhausting finalizing the agreement as we were working with the legal department of Life Time and the USHA.
It's going to be a great tournament and I'm hoping I can get support from most of the active handball players in Minnesota. I am not looking for financial commitment, just positive encouragement, promotion, etc. As you know, passion and love of the game is what drives me. Just like you I have given much of my adult life to promoting handball. My desire for this tournament is to give Minnesota handball a very special gift as we will showcase history in the making. Will Brady tie Alvarardo's record of the most National wins?