Missing the Winter Olympics this year? Head down to Pearland this Saturday-Monday for 3 days of great competition from regional athletes of all ages and skill levels.
The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Winter Games will be hosting its event in Pearland for the third year with hundreds of athletes putting their skills to the test in a variety of exciting events.
The Olympic games are the model for both the summer and winter games held by TAAF. The athletes, like the Olympics, will compete for bronze, silver, and gold medals in sports such as martial arts, kickball, soccer, lacrosse, pickleball, golf, archery, gymnastics, swimming, and powerlifting.
Thousands of Weekend Visitors Expected
Pearland is expected to draw thousands of visitors from all parts of the United States to the city for this 3-day event.
TAAF executive director Mark Lord of the Winter Games said, “There’s an excitement that is similar to what you would see at the Olympics.”
TAAF is a nonprofit organization based in Georgetown. Their organization mainly prioritizes parks and recreations as well as, hosts two multisport events bi-annually; the Summer Games and the Winter Games.
Pearland’s hosting of the Winter Games is in collaboration with the TAAF and Pearland Convention Visitors Bureau.
The sites for the events include Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch, schools around the area, the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, Centennial Park, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Hickory Slough Sportsplex.
Lord also mentioned that the major sports of the Winter Games were swimming and gymnastics.
While the Winter Games comes second to the Summer Games in estimated economic impact, it is said to have become its “second crown jewel”, bringing in $1.8 million to the host city.
Lord said, “The City of Pearland has developed a reputation for great venues and hospitality, as our numbers continue to grow. This year should be bigger and better than ever!”
Make sure to check out the Winter Games held by TAAF in Pearland on Jan. 18-20, 2020.
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