Tournaments benefits fallen officer fund, local economy

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Athletes of all kinds gathered around Jonesboro Saturday in a valiant display of the man power of the Jonesboro Department of Parks and Recreations.

42 teams turned out to play softball in a tournament to benefit officer Jonathan Schmidt. The department is in the middle of a big weekend that features tournaments ranging from softball to soccer.

The events are raising money to help those in need but it will also be a big boost for the local economy. The Department of Parks and Recreations says that the event not only helps the department itself, but local business from hotels to restaurants.

The weekend of sports will rap up on Sunday.

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