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USA Softball girls' event expected to produce $700,000 in economic impact for York County

STAFF REPORT
  • USA Softball brings its Fast-Pitch Girls' 16-Under Class A Eastern Nationals to York this week.
  • There's five days of action on tap at the Memorial Park Softball Complex.
  • The event is expected to produce $700,000 in economic impact for York County.

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.

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

York County has hosted USA Softball events every year for more than a decade.

“Hosting youth sports offers the greatest return on investment, considering the compounding economic potential for our community,” said Anne Druck, president of the YCCVB, in a news release. “Youth athletes have the greatest opportunities to return as visitors, students and residents, ensuring York County’s vitality for years to come.”

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The YCCVB's Sport York initiative is designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact in York County.