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West Virginia shows off at 2014 Greenbrier Classic

Local - 7/6/2014 9:45 PM by Karen Franklin
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - West Virginia showed off great talent and unbelievable weather this weekend. The Greenbrier Classic lived up to the hype for the fifth year in a row.



"What crowds," said Greenbrier Resort CEO Jim Justice. "Look at the crowds of people and everything. What a great celebration for West Virginia. That's what it's all about."

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is excited for years to come.

"It does give us some national exposure and really makes people think about West Virginia as a destination for tourism for people to come and spend their vacations," Tomblin said.

This month The Greenbrier will continue to be an attraction, or a jewel, as Tomblin calls it. On July 24, stars of the New Orleans Saints will call White Sulpher Springs their home during training camp.

"This will give them exposure in the Northeast," Tomblin said. "It will also bring their following into West Virginia -- hopefully fill up the hotels and restaurants and just be a good investment for West Virginia."

Talk about a win-win. PGA, NFL and who knows what else. The possibilities are endless, and that's exactly what Justice wants you to know.

"Others can do more, too," he said. "So as we all work to the end goal to do great things for West Virginia, that's good for me."

It's about bragging rights too.

"We've got to be proud of it because it brings people from all over the world here, and it's something that we can say in West Virginia that we do have America's resort."

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