A large sports competition hits Henderson later in August and will start its weekend with a kickoff event in Green Valley.
Henderson will host the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Championships from August 16-30. Its opening celebration will take place on August 16 at the Henderson Pavilion, and is free and open to the public. The event begins at 8 p.m.
The 2013 WTBA World Championships will occur at the Strike Zone Bowling Center inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino. Admission to the tournament is $10 daily or $75 for the two-week event.
In 2011, Henderson was chosen over Abu Dhabi and Munich, Germany to host the WTBA World Championships.