Over 600 gymnasts to compete this weekend at Hamilton High School

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Hundreds of gymnasts are competing this weekend in Butler County during the YMCA Regional Gymnastics Championships.

The YMCA Regional Gymnastics Championships is held annually at destinations across the Midwest. This weekend, Butler County is serving as the host site for the first time.

The Powel Crosle Jr. YMCA Monarchs Gymnastics Team in collaboration with the Butler County Visitors Bureau is hosting the championships at Hamilton High School from April 7-9.

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The Championships will include high-level gymnasts from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

This year’s Championships will feature over 600 gymnasts and an anticipated 1,500 spectators, according to organizers.

The estimated economic impact of the championships is over $395,000, according to the visitors bureau.

The championships are open to the public, and tickets can be purchased at the door. Adults are $5, children ages 5-12 are $3 and children 4 and younger are admitted free.

“We are excited to host the 2017 YMCA Regional Gymnastics Championships, and look forward to this opportunity to grow our presence in the gymnastics community,” said Mariellen Voit, meet director. “ We feel that Hamilton is the ideal location to host this event, and hope that the gymnasts come to compete, but stay to enjoy all that the Butler County area has to offer.”

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