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August 28, 2003

Albany - Sweeping, mowing, painting. Just some of the ways Gordon Sports Complex is being shaped up for this weekend's Slow Pitch Softball championship.

Bob Savoie is Head Umpire for the tournament. He says it is like the World Series of slow pitch softball. "Everybody is playing their World Series and the Umpires are umpiring a World Series," says Savoie. "So, it's big in it's own context."

And it brings big bucks into Albany. About $30,000 people came into town for the tournament last year and spent close to half a million dollars. Even more people are expected to attend this year.

Merry Acres President Gerry Dozier says, "It means a tremendous amount of revenue not only for the hotels, but for restaurants and the shops. It filters throughout the whole community. People shop and stay and eat here. We are very fortunate to have opportunities like this to come."

And on a holiday weekend, when many are leaving Albany. Local businesses are happy to have the tournament here.

This is the 20th year Albany has hosted an ASA Championship.

Opening ceremonies for the tournament will begin at 5:30 PM Friday evening, and goes through Monday.

posted at 7:47 PM by karen.collier@walb.com