FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2018
Karisa Saywers, Director of Marketing
(509) 735-8486 ext. 231
NSA State Championships Draws 4,500 to Tri-Cities
Tri-Cities, Wash. – Expect a busy weekend in the Tri-Cities region as the National Softball
Association (NSA) Girls Fastpitch State Championship begins Friday, June 29. Coaches,
players and spectators totaling 4,500 visitors from throughout Washington contribute an
estimated $1,336,500 in visitor spending to the local economy this weekend.
“The Tri-Cities has welcomed the NSA State Championships every summer for the last 11
years,” said Michael Novakovich, President and CEO of Visit Tri-Cities. “Their continued return
is a testament to the quality infrastructure and customer service that attract sporting events to
our area. In June alone, the Tri-Cities has hosted 13 different sporting events. These include
basketball, golf, swimming, softball and baseball tournaments totaling 12,224 athletes, fans and
family members at an estimated $3,221,460 in visitor spending in our community.”
Fields in Pasco, Kennewick and Richland will be used by 136 teams with players ranging in age
from 10-18 years old.
For a complete schedule of all the games taking place this weekend, visit
the NSA website at www.nsawa.com.
For more information on Tri-Cities sports venues, log onto
Visit TRI-CITIES website at www.VisitTRI-CITIES.com/Sports-Planners.
Visit Tri-Cities is a non-profit destination marketing organization which provides tourism-related marketing and
management services for the cities of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland in southeastern Washington State.