The ninth annual Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Winter Games will be held January 18 and 19, in Frisco, providing a venue for 4,000 amateur athletes in Texas to compete in a multitude of sporting events.
Patterned after the Olympics, the winter games allow the best amateur athletes in Texas to compete on an annual basis in 13 different sports, with nine events played in sports facilities throughout Frisco, two in Plano and two in Dallas. The 13 winter games in this year’s competition include archery, basketball, bowling, fencing, figure skating, flag football, gymnastics, ice hockey, martial arts, rock climbing, soccer, swimming and table tennis.
Medals will be awarded in each division for first, second and third place. Medalists in qualifying sports will be eligible to compete in the National State Games of America in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the summer of 2015.
The nonprofit TAAF is tasked to establish and maintain the highest ideals of amateur sports in the state of Texas; promote the development of physical education and to encourage the standardization of rules of all amateur athletics, games and competitions. Membership comprises more than 210,000 individuals in 140 organizations.
For registration, dates, times and locations, visit taaf.com.