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USA Softball Brings Another Championship Event to York County

Published: 08/01/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Andrew Staub
Communications Specialist
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 103 or astaub@yorkpa.org

Louise Heine
Destination Marketing Director
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 109 or louise@yorkpa.org

YORK, PA - USA Softball will bring its Fast-Pitch Girls 16-Under Class A Eastern Nationals to York County this week, with five days of action on tap at the Memorial Park Softball Complex. 

Twenty teams from across the Mid-Atlantic will compete in the tournament, which runs Wednesday-Sunday. The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau expects more than 600 out-of-state athletes, coaches and spectators to attend the event, driving about $700,000 in estimated economic benefits to the area.

York County has hosted USA Softball events every year for more than a decade, solidifying the York County CVB's Sport York program as an effective economic development tool for the region.

"Hosting youth sports offers the greatest return on investment, considering the compounding economic potential for our community," said Anne Druck, President of the York County CVB. "Youth athletes have the greatest opportunities to return as visitors, students and residents, ensuring York County's vitality for years to come."

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Sport York initiative is designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact in York County. Sport York positions York County as Pennsylvania's Premier Sports Destination, highlighting the area's dynamic facilities and central location on the East Coast. For further information about Sport York, visit www.yorkpa.org/sports.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB's Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.

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