An influx of young athletes will descend on York County in the coming weeks.
According to the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, upcoming wrestling and girls' fast-pitch softball events are set to pump about $1.4 million into the community in June.
USA Wrestling’s 2017 Cadet National Duals will return to the York Expo Center from June 13-17. About 1,000 elite youth wrestlers will compete in the precursor to the annual Cadet National Championships.
Top state-level teams comprised of wrestlers born in 2001 and 2002 will compete in two Olympic styles: Greco-Roman and Freestyle.
According to YCCVB estimates, the Cadet Duals will drive about $1.2 million in economic benefits into York County.
Two weeks of prestigious softball competitions sandwich the Cadet Duals. The USA Team Softball 10U/12U East State Tournaments come to York’s Memorial Park from June 9-11, with the 14U/16U “A” State Tournaments set for June 23-25.
Collectively, the softball tournaments will draw more than 350 people to York County and generate more than $200,000 in economic benefits, according to YCCVB estimates.
June’s sporting events will serve as a prelude to the Keystone State Games, Presented by York College of Pennsylvania. The state’s largest amateur athletic festival will return to York County for the third consecutive summer this July.
The YCCVB were able to attract the event to York County through its Sport York program.