While the main goal of the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 10-and-under tournament in Aurelia is to provide a place for young players to hit home runs and make great catches, it has also been beneficial to the area in a way that has nothing to do with baseball or athletics.
The tournament, which has attracted seven teams from as far away as Hawaii and Ohio, has also been helpful to the local economy in cities located near to the CABA baseball complex in Aurelia.
While concession stand operators and tournament ticket-takers see a great deal of revenue from the games, the influx of people has also impacted local businesses such as gas stations and restaurants. The crowds have also found their way around Aurelia, and Sue Vogt, a member of the CABA planning committee, said she thinks the tournament does make a economic difference in the host city.
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