President’s Cup Soccer Tournament Brings in an Estimated Two Million Dollars
Courtesy of the Commercial Dispatch –
The tournament, which is the state’s largest, took place here in Columbus this past weekend, bringing with it about 120 teams from across the state, as well as more than six thousand loyal fans. Nancy Carpenter, executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes CVB, reports that the total economic impact on our area is around two million dollars. Hotels for miles around were booked solid, and many visitors reported that local restaurants went out of their way to provide superlative service.
Columbus also played host to the recent SLW bass fishing tournament, with approximately 300 fishermen on 147 boats, many of whom had been coming up to check out the local waters for weeks in order to prepare for the event.
“It’s been a huge, huge weekend,” Carpenter said.
Games were held a the Soccer Complex, as well as at Cook soccer field and Columbus High School soccer fields.
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