The momentum created by hosting several successful tournaments appears to be on the side of the Alton Park & Recreation Department.  The Kick It 3 v 3 soccer tourney has been a solid addition to the city’s schedule at Gordon Moore Park in recent years, and the city is also celebrating a successful return of the American Legion Great Lakes Regional Tournament.

Alton Park & Recreation Executive Director Mike Haynes tells The Big Z 2016 may be even busier.

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About five years ago, In December 2010, the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau assembled a Sports Committee comprised of representatives from park and recreation departments, athletic venues and hotels throughout northern Madison, Jersey and Calhoun Counties.  Since then, a number of tournaments have been brought to the region, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in estimated economic impact to the area.


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