Summer Sports in North Augusta Add Significant Economic Impact
Everyone knows the economic impact sports as on the area in April, but June and July are quickly becoming months featuring sports that add significantly to the area’s economy.
North Augusta hosted seven youth tournaments during those two months that brought in $263,000 in direct income but boosted by the area’s economy by $5 to $10 million in indirect spending on hotels, restaurants and other area amenities.
Two Nike basketball tournaments, the boys’ Peach Jam and the girls’ Nationals, contributed most of that, an estimated $223,000 in gross revenue. But during those two major events, hotel rooms were filled to capacity from Augusta to Aiken.
North Augusta’s Riverview Park also played host to the ASA Girls Softball Tournament, the South Carolina RBI Baseball Tournament, the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament and the Dixie Boys State Baseball Tournament.