Let the Winter Games Begin

The eighth annual 2013 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Winter Games will be held from January 18 to 21, in Frisco, providing a venue for 3,000 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 winter sports, with 11 events played in sports facilities throughout Frisco, one in Plano and one in Dallas. The games in this year’s competition include basketball, bowling, fencing, figure skating, flag football, gymnastics, ice hockey, martial arts, rock climbing, soccer, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting.

Medals will be awarded in each division for first, second and third place. Medalists in basketball, fencing, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and martial arts will qualify to advance to the National State Games of America in Hersey, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit TAAF establishes and maintains the highest ideals of amateur sports in the state of Texas.

For more information, visit taaf.com.

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