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Father's Day Slugfest Draws Thousands to Tri-Cities

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An estimated 4,000 visitors are in town this weekend for the Triple Crown Sports Father's Day Slugfest.

The three day baseball tournament filled fields and hotels all around the Tri-Cities.

125 teams are playing.

The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau estimates the yearly tournament generates $1,880,000 in visitor spending.
Organizers say the great sports facilities and good weather keeps people coming back.

"Tri-cities Slugfest is a Father's Day event and you know what better thing to do for fathers and sons than play some baseball? So Triple Crown runs a tournament here in the community has been great to us and we got really nice venues to run these nice games," CJ Colt, Triple Crown Sports.

Organizers expect the tournament will only get bigger every year.