Disc golf championship brings economic benefits

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Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WRDW)-- The National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships have been held in North Augusta since it's inception in 2008.

In the beginning, there were only seven teams. This year, there were 94; and those 94 teams mean hundreds of people descending on the CSRA for several days.

Bringing around 500 people to the area, the benefits to the local economy area clear.

"It's great to see hundreds of people spending their hard earned money in our hotels and restaurants," said National Collegiate Disc Golf Tournament manager Alan Kane.

Spanning from Thursday to Saturday, the disc golf championships haven't just brought people to the area but appetites as well. Konthenia Mantey, owner of K's Wings food truck, has seen the benefit for herself.

"Business has been great," Mantey said, "I'll be back next year."

So will the Disc Golf Championships in all likelihood.

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