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Butler County’s Challenger Baseball to Host State Tournament

20 Jun, 2013


Players with Special Needs to Take Field

Butler County Challenger Baseball will host the 2013 Challenger Baseball State Tournament July 20-21 at Waterworks Park in Fairfield, Ohio.  The tournament is expected to draw over 500 players from across Ohio and have an economic impact of $450,000 for Butler County.

“We are excited that this tournament will be hosted in Butler County. We look forward to welcoming the competitors and their families to our county,” said Mark Hecquet, Executive Director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau, “This is a fun event for the whole family. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the tournament and support our local Challenger Baseball teams.”

Challenger Baseball Leagues are affiliated with Little League Baseball and enable children and young adults from age 5 to 22 with special needs experience the game of baseball. Each year, Challenger holds a tournament for teams throughout Ohio at a different location. Locally, Butler County Challenger Baseball has 175 players divided among 11 teams.

Members of the community and media are invited to come out and support the players during the Challenger Baseball State Tournament, July 20-21 at Waterworks Park in Fairfield. Games are scheduled throughout each day and admission is free. For more information about Butler County’s Challenger Baseball, visit www.bcchallenger.org.

About the Butler County Visitors Bureau: The Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is a destination marketing organization dedicated to creating exceptional tourism experiences for visitors throughout Butler County. Established in 2007, the BCVB helps promote the county’s unique destinations through small meetings, conferences, conventions, tourist events, and attractions. The Butler County Visitors Bureau’s solid commitment to its tourism partners has helped fuel steady growth among local businesses and has provided significant contributions to the economic development of Butler County. Information: http://www.gettothebc.com/

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