Washington Group Looks at Bringing a Sports Tournament to the Area

A meeting was recently held to look at bringing a sports tournament to Washington. Former president of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Mark Wessels, says the advantage of hosting these tournaments is the money they bring into the area.

“we looked at the number of rooms that were booked and the number of visits to area restaurants and gas stations and shopping. I mean it’s a real plus when we can do that sort of thing.”

Another meeting will be held to look at specific information like available facilities, examples of successful tournaments in cities similar to Washington and the age group of athletes that would be best. Wessels says while Washington would have a difficult time hosting a National tournament due to lack of facilities, maybe a state or regional tournament would be more realistic.

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