10,000 athletes, spectators to attend Olympic-style championships
Waco, Texas (August 3, 2010) – The City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) will host the 2010 Games of Texas this weekend at sports venues throughout Waco.
Approximately 10,000 athletes and spectators will be in Waco for the event. The event is expected to bring approximately $2.5 million into the local economy.
A free opening ceremony, parade of athletes and fireworks show will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at Indian Spring Park.
This year’s sports include: archery, boxing, disc golf, fencing, golf, lifeguarding, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and track and field.
This is the sixth time Waco has played host to the Games of Texas. The event will return to Waco in 2011.
The Games of Texas is the largest multi-sport festival in the state and has been recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee since 1992. The Olympic-style event provides athletes of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to compete and recreate in a positive environment.
TAAF is a nonprofit organization established in 1925 to promote, organize and conduct amateur athletics in Texas. TAAF includes more than 300,000 athletes and conducts sports throughout each region of Texas.
For information, visit www.taaf.com or call 254.750.5781.
(City of Waco Release)