Columbia County chalks up economic wins from sporting events

Columbia County chalks up economic wins from sporting events
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – On Tuesday night, the Columbia County’s Board of Commission agreed to host the BMX Regional Championships at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans this September.

If you’re not familiar it’s a type of off-road sport using specialized motorbikes. This is just one of many sporting events the county has hosted recently from soccer to bass fishing. We reached out to see how these types of events are impacting local businesses.

Columbia County keeps picking up big events, and this is another one. Projections say there could be more than 500 riders on this track. Thousands of spectators. And what that means is more than a quarter-million dollars in economic impact.

“For so many people to come out, and watch, and know about this sport, it’s pretty cool,” said Samantha Williamson, No. 1 ranked girls BMX rider in Georgia.

It’s pretty cool for our local BMX riders. They get to compete for a championship on their home turf. And for Columbia County, it’s…

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