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White Water Classic brings economic benefits to Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Leaders in Phenix City say they are satisfied with the economic impact the White Water Classic had on the city this fall.    

"The initial goal is that we would generate around $500,000 in economic benefit to the city," explained Steve Smith, Phenix City's finance director. "We ended up with about $430,000. So, a little bit underneath, but still a good weekend there altogether."

City leaders are already planning to add more attractions for next year's game, which could include white water rafting and a golf tournament.

The White Water Classic was held in mid-September at the Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City. 

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