More than 2,000 participants and spectators are expected this weekend for sporting events brought to York County in collaboration between Explore York and York County and the White Rose Pickleball Association, Tyrant Wresting, and Sport York.
An estimated economic impact of more than $550,000 is expected to be generated by these events.
“We’re happy with the growth we’ve seen from year one and look forward to making this an annual event and hosting many other successful pickleball tournaments,” Laura Wagner, president of Explore York, said in a statement.
More than 200 amateur pickleball players are expected to participate at the Memorial Park Complex in York for the 2nd White Rose Open Pickleball Tournament Saturday and Sunday. The regional tournament will be played at Veterans Memorial Park on the outdoor pickleball complex located at 941 Vander Avenue.
The format will be round robin play amongst the following age/skill divisions: 18-39 (3.0 & 3.5), 40-59 (3.0 & 3.5), 60+ (3.0 & 3.5) & 18+ (4.0+). Participants may play down in age and age divisions may be combined at the tournament director’s discretion based upon registrations. Medals will be awarded to the top three places in each bracket.
The Tyrant Nationals Wrestling Tournament will be held at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., this Saturday and Sunday. Competing will be elementary, middle, and high school teams will come from multiple states including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.
More than $10,000 in NIL (name, image, likeness) deals will be awarded.