Softball Tournament Brings Thousands To Northern Michigan

An annual softball tournament is bringing thousands of visitors to northern Michigan.  

The fifth annual Girls State Fast Pitch Tournament is happening in nine different locations in Mount Pleasant and Midland this weekend.  

The tournament is made up of nearly two hundred teams consisting of girls ages 10 to 18.

The event is expected to bring in about 6,000 people to the area, which will help boost business for local hotels and restaurants.

“It’s a huge event and our community is very accepting of it. It’s great to see people coming to the community and using our facilities,” said Steve Hofer, Tournament Director. “As part of parks and recreation we love doing these things and we take great pride in events like this.”

The tournament runs through Sunday at several fields in the area.