Legacy Martial Arts to be host of international taekwondo tournament in February
QUINCY — Legacy Martial Arts will be the host of an ATA International taekwondo tournament on Feb. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. The “Bridge to Success Championship” is expected to bring more than 500 competitors and their families to Quincy, which is one of only three cities in Illinois to host a martial arts tournament of this size.
“We are so excited that our students will have the opportunity to compete at this higher level right here in Quincy,” Legacy Martial Arts owner Robert Bentley said in a press release. “Other taekwondo students from all over, including world champions, will be visiting our town to show off their skills.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity not only for our students but also for Quincy as the competitors and their families stay at our hotels and visit our local businesses. We are excited to show off our hometown, and we are grateful to the city of Quincy, the Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau and all the local businesses that have partnered with us to make this event possible.”
Holly Cain, executive director of See Quincy, said the Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the economic impact of the tournament is $76,500 to the Quincy area.
“We hope Quincy will become the Midwest location for future international tournaments,” Cain said. “Legacy Martial Arts brings a high level of competition and knowledge to the sport and the tournament.”
Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact Legacy Martial Arts at (217) 221-0700. Sponsorship opportunities can be found at atalegacy.com/tournament.
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