February 19, 2013 – Spokane, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino will once again become headquarters for USA Boxing this March, clenching a four-year deal to host the annual USA National Boxing Championships. A partnership between the Spokane Sports Commission, The Hub Sports Center, USA Boxing and Northern Quest brings the premier Olympic-style boxing event to the Inland Northwest from 2013 until 2016.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that USA Boxing selected our resort to host the National Championships for the next four years,” says Phil Haugen, General Manager of Northern Quest Resort & Casino. “Spokane continues to make a name for itself as the successful host of a variety of world-class sporting events. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing held here last year in February were well received by our community and well attended by local, regional and national audiences. We value our partnership with USA Boxing and look forward to bringing the nation’s most talented female and male boxers back to Spokane.”
The athletes competing in the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships will arrive in Spokane the last week in March, with weigh-ins beginning on March 31 at Northern Quest. Preliminary bouts will be held on Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 4 at The Hub Sports Center in Spokane Valley. Semifinals and Finals will be held at Northern Quest’s Pend Oreille Pavilion on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.
Tickets for preliminary, quarterfinal, semifinal and final bouts are on sale now. Prices range from $5 to $40 depending on the level of event. Early bird all-session passes are also available for $100 (until March 1, 2013). Purchase tickets by calling the Northern Quest Box Office at 1- 877-871-6772 or by ordering online at www.northernquest.com.
About Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is located just 10 minutes west of downtown Spokane and only 5 minutes from Spokane International Airport. As the only AAA Four Diamond resort in Eastern Washington and one of 27 lodgings in the entire state to receive this recognition, Northern Quest welcomes visitors with a contemporary urban setting and 250 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Be pampered in the upscale La Rive Spa. Satisfy your hunger at one of 14 restaurants and lounges offering everything from burgers to fine dining, including the AAA Four Diamond restaurant Masselow’s, one of only six restaurants to receive the prestigious award in Washington. Cheer on your favorite team on the largest HDTV screen (measuring 30 X 10 feet) east of the Cascades, try your luck with true Las Vegas-style gaming or enjoy world-class entertainment. You can even schedule your next event, professional or personal, with our event and banquet services. Discover more about Northern Quest Resort & Casino at www.northernquest.com.
About the Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Once one of the poorest Native American tribes in the U.S., the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is now one of the top ten private employers in the Spokane region. The historically humble and hospitable tribe operates Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the region’s premier destination resort. Tribal health and social service programs, supported by the resort, have increased the quality and life expectancy for tribal members and surrounding communities near the tribe’s reservation along the Pend Oreille River. The tribe maintains a number of business enterprises, provides a total of 2,000 jobs, and has donated more than $7 million to regional non-profit organizations. Find out more about the Kalispel Tribe’s rich cultural history and their progression at www.kalispeltribe.com.