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Pro Games, New Softball Tournament Coming to Wicomico County

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - Two professional women's fastpitch softball games will be played this spring in Wicomico County coupled with a new youth tournament the same weekend.  The USSSA Pride and PA Rebellion will play two games, on May 30th and 31st at Perdue Stadium and that weekend, roughly two dozens youth teams will be town for another tournament.

"This is a national premiere event. One in a lifetime and to have our community selected to host it, is big," said Gary Mackes, Director of Tourism in Wicomico County.

Along with bringing these professional games and new tournament to the region, Wicomico County and Ocean City are joining forces to bring even more sporting events to the area.

"We have the hotel rooms, we have the beach, the boardwalk, the amusements and attractions.  And Wicomico County has great sports facilities, we have some as well, but they certainly have more land for that type of activity," said Donna Abbott, Director of Tourism in Ocean City.

The partnership is called the Mid Atlantic Amateur Sports Alliance.  In Wicomico County, sports related tourism already accounts for over 17 million dollars in economic activity.  Both Ocean City and Wicomico County are hoping the marketing of the two areas together will allow for the sports tourism numbers to grow.

"It's going to include expansion of our athletic facility, Henry Parker Sports Complex.  It's going to include modernization of our Youth and Civic Center.  All of which will evolve in the next couple of years," said Mackes

The partnership will focus on bringing various tournaments of many different kinds of sports to the region.

And women's softball isn't just big in Wicomico County but across Delmarva. Sussex County plays host to both the Senior League and Big League Softball World Series during the summer.

The USSSA Pride and PA Rebellion are filled with players who have won Olympic Medals and NCAA National Championships.
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