From the Jr. Ryder Cup to the Houchens KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 Basketball Championships, from the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Cup to aMen's Fast Pitch National Tournament, we've hosted a wide variety of prestigious events in Bowling Green.
The following are premier sporting events in 2016. To view our full calendar of upcoming sporting events, please visit our sports & outdoors events section.
- Amateur Disc Golf Championships April 22-24. This multi-course event brings the country's best amateur disc golf talent to Bowling Green, qualifying the top 20% of Advanced Division players for the U.S. Amateur Disc Golf Championships.
- Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships May 5-7. MSC has found a great fit in Bowling Green for many of its tournaments and the Baseball Championships will take place at the Bowling Green Ballpark in downtown.
- All-American Soap Box Derby May 20-21. This event will take place at Phil Moore Park, on the Kiwanis Soap Box Derby Track. For the nineteenth straight year, the Bowling Green Soap Box Derby welcomes racers for All-American competition and fun that sends winners to the National Championship.
- Class "B" USA/ASA 18-U Northern National July 27-31. This event takes place at Buchanon Park, where eight lighted fields and live-streaming capabilities make this facility a home-run for Amateur Softball Association tournaments all summer long.
- Leachman KHSAA Girls' and Boys' State Golf Championships early October. This event will take place at the Bowling Green Country Club. The top high school golfers in the state head to Bowling Green each fall for several days of championship play, camaraderie and celebration.
- Russell Athletic/ KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl early December. This event will take place at the WKU Houchens-Smith Stadium. Returning to Bowling Green again in 2016, the top 12 high school football teams in Kentucky compete for their Class Championship Title.
Significant Past Events
- Numerous Sunbelt Conference Championships
- NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional, 2009
- Women's NCAA Division I Tournament, Rounds I & II, 2009
- Jr. Ryder Cup, 2008
- Daisy International BB Gun Competition, 2004-09, 1991-97
- USTA Mixed Double Tennis Championships, 2009-10
- Golf Channel Amateur Tour Event, 2008
- Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament, 2006-15