It’s the “perfect marriage” that’s lasted 24 years for both the City of Wheeling, and the Super Six. Both bring in a ton of increased business throughout our area, and they’re excited for this weekend.
Hectic only slightly describes what local businesses are anticipating for the Super Six. The award winning Hampton Inn on National Road is booked solid through the weekend, as they expect a very busy next couple days.
“We have a lot of families, players, a lot of people coming in for it, and basically just making sure our hotel’s the best,” said Taylor Smith, the Asst. General Manager at the Hampton Inn. “So that way we can flex our muscles and show what we have to offer.”
Smith says this event is a time they love because morale is high and they embody the name Friendly City, “Overall, everyone’s happy to have them here. It let’s us showcase what we have around here, and it lets us bring in a lot of people from outside the area.”
Although, this weekend does bring a lot of business for our area it’s the kids that play in the games that are the true focus of it all.
“This whole Super Six championship game is to make sure that they, along with their community, coaches and school remember this for a very, very long time,” Super Six Co-Director Dwaine Rodgers said.
Unlike last year, Wheeling has a local team apart of the championship atmosphere, which Co-Director Dwaine Rodgers says makes a big difference.
“Anytime you have a local team in it, it definitely brings a little bit more excitement,” said Rodgers.
The first game of the Super Six kickoffs Friday night at 7 with Bluefield taking on Fairmont Senior.
Wheeling Central will be playing in the final game of the Super Six on Saturday against St. Mary’s at 7 p.m.