Sports Anaheim to Host 2020 National Junior Olympics

June 24, 2019, 12:42 a.m. (ET)


USA Racquetball Partners with Sports Anaheim to Host the 2020 National Junior Olympic Championship

Portland, OR – In a unanimous decision by the National Events Committee, USA Racquetball has selected the City of Fullerton to host the 2020 National Junior Olympic Championship at the Meridian Sports Club, June 24-28, 2020. With 14 courts, the Meridian Sports Club is one of the premier racquetball facilities in southern California.

Fullerton's historic Downtown District hosts numerous restaurants and clubs ranging from fast-food favorites to five-star gourmet establishments. The Downtown, which has won several awards, also hosts a variety of unique stores, such as gift and antique shops, clothing stores and more.

Sports Anaheim has hosted a plethora of national and international sporting events in recent years, including the 2019 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships, the 2019 USA Judo Junior Olympics and the 2017 USA Weightlifting World Championships. The City of Anaheim is located in close proximity to John Wayne Airport in neighboring Santa Ana, California, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

With its laid-back vibe and unbeatable attractions, this vibrant city on the northwest side of Orange County has become a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Home to A-list attractions such as Disneyland Resort, Anaheim also has local favorites like Angel Stadium. And now there's a reinvigorated downtown shopping and dining area, making Anaheim an outstanding destination for everyone from families to foodies. Plus, Anaheim's easy access to the rest of Southern California makes it a great place to start your next California vacation.

“Anaheim is a great family destination that will allow our members to incorporate a vacation into the National Junior Olympic Championship! We’re looking forward to partnering with Sports Anaheim to offer a great experience to our members,” said Executive Director Mike Wedel.

USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport. For more information, please contact Renee Isherwood at risherwood@usaracquetball.com or call 719-635-5396 ext. 4.