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In York, Sporting Events Set to Drive Busy Summer Tourism Season

13 Jun, 2017


An influx of youth athletes will help drive York County’s busy summer tourism season, with wrestling and girls fast-pitch softball events set to pump about $1.4 million into the community this 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 York County Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates, the Cadet Duals will drive about $1.2 million in economic benefits into York County.

Two weeks of prestigious softball competitions will sandwich the Cadet Duals. The USA Team Softball 10U/12U East State Tournaments come to the City of York’s Memorial Park this 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.

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 York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport York program is designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact in York County. Sport York positions York County as Pennsylvania’s Premier Sports Destination, highlighting the area’s dynamic facilities and central location on the East Coast. For further information about Sport York, visit www.yorkpa.org/sports.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB’s Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.

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