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Orioles plan to boost economic impact with large tournament in Sarasota Co.

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – The Baltimore Orioles generate about $89 million in annual economic impact for Sarasota County. They will continue to try and boost that number by hosting one of the largest Florida-based tournaments in amateur baseball this summer.

The event will include 15 days of competition from June 22 through July 12 during the Wilson Premier Championship East.

“Wilson Premier brought a weekend tournament to us last September to test the waters, and we demonstrated that Sarasota County and the Orioles’ facilities are ideal for elite competition and larger events,” said David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. 

240 teams from across the country will come to participate. Games will be at Twin Lakes Park as well as Ed Smith Stadium.

“The Wilson Premier Championship East is an opportunity for college and professional baseball scouts to see young players in action,” said Rovine.

The Orioles host baseball tournaments, camps, and clinics in Sarasota County that attract more than 25,000 participants and spectators each year.