|Published: 9:37 AM, 07/10/2013
||Last updated: 9:38 AM, 07/10/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-The state Dixie Youth
Baseball Tournament for 9 and 10-year-old players comes to Sweetwater
next week with the opening ceremony at the recreation complex at 6
p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.
Two local teams, including host
Sweetwater, will compete against 14 other teams from across the state
starting during the six-day tournament with games beginning on July
18. The event not only brings great baseball to town, but an economic
boost as well, organizers contend.
Hundreds of players, their coaches and
family members will descend on the town, staying in motels, shopping,
dining and visiting area attractions when they are not on the field.
Cities bid to host a state tournament
because of the economic impact all the visitors have on a community.
The games not only bring an immediate impact, but also serve as an
opportunity to showcase the area for future events and business.
Sweetwater Parks and Recreation
Director Greg Newman is looking forward to the opportunity to show
off Sweetwater and Monroe County.
"It's a lot of fun," he said of
hosting a tournament.
Sweetwater hosted a very successful
state tournament in 2011.
To support the tournament and the
community, The Advocate & Democrat is proving a free Wednesday,
July 17 edition to each of the visiting players' families. The papers
will provide the hundreds of visitors with not only tournament
information, but information about the community and will give
businesses an excellent advertising opportunity to attract guests
into their stores and restaurants.
For additional information please
contact Wesley Woodby at email@example.comвЂЁor call 423-519-8697.
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