Tommy Keef, who serves on the tournament committee, the Chamber board and is the Easley Little League president, has seen the positive impact of the series in several ways. Keef
said visiting players can be seen all over town shopping in stores, eating in restaurants and going to movies.He
said the hotels do a good business as well.
"I'd say it's a very positive impact on the business community," he
said."I've seen more businesses become involved in promoting Easley and South Carolina as a whole." Keef
said interest in the tournament has grown over the last couple of years, especially with the Upstate team winning the past two years.
"The folks around here are really starting to relate," he