“We are excited to be coming to Clinton and Camanche,” Green said. “Now’s the time to put on their Sunday best and put the best foot forward when people come to town. I just know we’re going to have a great time.”
Organizers hold hope Clinton-Camanche can host several state tournaments, and that neither city has to wait 60 years for the event to return.
Sondgeroth described feeling “humbled” that the community tried and succeeded at something new.
“We saw a depth of friendship and support and passion that people have for this event,” he said. “We just consider ourselves fortunate to be the host city of 2016. We want to make it as good as these ladies deserve.”