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Softball Tournament Might Bring Big Bucks to Tri-Cities

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PASCO, Wash--  Talk about the perfect weather for a weekend-long batch of softball games.  Over 100 softball teams from all around the northwest showed up for the third annual Ice-Breaker Tournament.  It's a series of matches for girls ages 10-18.

The tournament director says because the event draws in so many, it helps boost the local economy.

"All the teams are mostly from outside the Tri-Cities area, so they're all staying at hotels, eating at the restaurants here, bringing a lot of money to the Tri-Cities," says Steve Jensen.

Jensen says this weekend's tournament may have generated over $1 million.  He says the Tri-Cities is the perfect venue because of our constant sunshine.

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