Friday, January 23, 2009

Fun AND Games in Milwaukee

Today's JSOnline:

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance is planning a huge softball tournament for Milwaukee late this summer.

City officials and VISIT Milwaukee, the main tourism promotion organization in town, say as many as 200 teams and 4,000 athletes will be in Milwaukee from Aug. 29 through Sept. 7 this year to play in the tournament.

Games will be played on softball diamonds all over southeast Wisconsin. Milwaukee hosted the inaugural tournament in 1979 and again hosted the event in 1985.

VISIT Milwaukee officials say the group will have a $1 million economic impact on the city and will fill local hotels. The group is expected to book 1,755 hotel nights in Milwaukee.

There must be at least 200 puns available here....

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