A local golf tournament at Mill Creek Park is continuing to be a financial success for the Mahoning Valley.
The Mercy Health Foundation’s American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Junior All-Star event and AJGA preview events took place at Mill Creek Golf Course in late June.
The tournaments hosted 276 junior competitors including eight junior players who earned their spot in a Sunday regional qualifier event for the Junior All-Star event.
This year alone, the tournament had an economic impact of $408,097 in the Mahoning Valley and a total of $2,227,491 since its inception in 2016. This impact includes lodging for families and AJGA representatives, rental cars, dining and entertainment spending.
In addition, an $8,950 donation was made between the Mill Creek Metroparks Foundation and the AJGA Ace Grant, which came from the money raised for the AJGA tournament and Junior Amateur event held on the Monday prior to the main event.
The AJGA has raised a total of $59,950 for charities and has represented players from all 50 states, as well as 29 different countries.
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