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Wausau area filled with weekend sports events


WAUSAU (WAOW)--It is a busy weekend in the Wausau area for sports fans. A number of different events take place.

  The Wisconsin Special Olympic Winter Games  www.SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org  take place at Nine Mile Forest and Granite Peak.

  Snowmobilers can check out the Wausau 525 Championship. www.wausau525.com

 Archers will test their skills in the second weekend of competition in the Badger State Winter Games.www.badgerstategames.org

  The events bring thousands of visitors to the Wausau area. Darien Schaefer of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau says, that gives a boost to the local economy, "Hotels, restaurants and shopping all benefit from those visitors coming here. We also have a lot of indoor attractions to offer."

   The boost is likely to continue next weekend, when most of the events for the Badger State Winter Games are held.

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