If you think the Horizon League Tournament brought economic value to Valpo, imagine what the LBAA annual tournament does for the city! There are great pictures on Valpo main site here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/valparaiso_university/8592231647/#in/photostream
As you can see from the photos, the Chapel was absolutely packed for what appeared to be the opening gathering. The logistics for running the tourney must be mind blowing. There were teams from 13 states as far away as Texas, Florida and Nevada.
Looked like at least 2500 people in the Chapel. Imagine the economic impact! Obviously, this is also a great recruiting advantage for Valpo as you provide a chance for parents and kids to see the campus well before they make a college decision.
Nicely done to all involved, including Rod Moore, who is on the National Board.