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Pacific Northwest Qualifier Brings $4.4 Million To Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Sunday was the last day of the Pacific Northwest Qualifier. It is a volleyball tournament for middle school and high school girls with more than 600 teams competing. It has been held in Spokane for 17 years and each year it seems to get bigger.

This year there are 115 more teams than last year, which may also explain the added boost to the local economy. According to Visit Spokane, the PNQ brought in $4.4 million dollars to Spokane, which is up 16% from last year. The tournament has around 6,500 participants and 9,000 spectators who fill up local hotels and restaurants while they are in town. The tournament director says more than 10,000 room nights were booked at local hotels for the event.

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