Youth baseball brings business to Longview

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- A little league baseball tournament is bringing big dollars into Longview. At Longview's Lear park , a 3-day Dixie youth baseball tournament is going on. 24 teams from East Texas , Arkansas and Louisiana are competing in the tourney. Local businesses and hotels estimate the tournament will bring in around $250,000 into the economy.

"I know a lot of the motels were reserving rooms 15 rooms up to 35 rooms so it's a big group," says tournament organizer Charles Williams.

"Its amazing its everything , my son loves it , he eats drinks and sleeps it we support him all the way we love it," says Texarkana visitor Jennifer Radney.

The Dixie youth tourney continues at Lear park tomorrow with the finals.

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