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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 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.”

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