Sports Tournaments in West Michigan Attract Players from 17 Countries, Boost Economy by $2.2M
WZZM | By: Rhonda Ross
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - West Michigan will host both the 2017 International Softball Congress (ISC) Men's World Tournament and the 2017 PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships Aug. 12-19, attracting a cumulative 1,000 athletes from 17 countries who will book 3,000 hotel room nights and generate $2.2 million in estimated economic impact.
"We're on a streak when it comes to hosting prestigious national and international sporting events, from last week's State Games of America to this week's two international tournaments," said Mike Guswiler, president of the West Michigan Sports Commission who bid on and won both events. "It's a testament to West Michigan's stellar athletic facilities and visitor hospitality that we continue to attract tournaments of this caliber that are being enjoyed by an international audience."