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Keystone State Games to return to York County

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

York County will be the new home of the annual Keystone State Games, Pennsylvania's largest amateur athletic festival.

Officials announced Tuesday that the games will return to the county for three years, beginning next year.

"The Keystone State Games will bring in as many as 21,000 athletes and their families over the three years they are here, which is a huge win for the city, a huge win for the county," York Mayor Kim Bracey said.

Officials said the games will generate several million dollars.

"Students, athletes, older athletes all levels will participate," Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York) said. "These individuals are coming from all over the commonwealth. They will be in York for a period of time; staying in hotels, going to restaurants, shopping, and going to gas stations. It is about $42 million in a three-year span."

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