Girls bowling tournament bringing economic activity to Rockford - – Rockford’s News Leader

Girls bowling tournament bringing economic activity to Rockford


Teen girls from around the state, their families, and their coaches are expected to bring in an estimated $120,000 to Rockford for the IHSA Girls Bowling State Championship.

Twenty-four high school teams and 30 individual bowlers will descend on the Cherry Bowl this weekend for the 41st annual tournament, the 21st consecutive tournament that has been held in Rockford.

Area hotels, businesses, and restaurants are expected to get about $120,000 in income this weekend from the approximately 1,300 competitors, coaches, and spectators scheduled to attend. Locally, the Harlem and Jefferson teams, Brigitte Jacobs from Freeport, and Haley Solberg from Belvidere North will participate.

The tournament begins on Friday with the doors opening to the public at 8:45 a.m. and continues on Saturday with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. The cost for spectators is $10 per day.

For a full list of participating teams, visit

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