Games of Texas drops $7.7 million into community

Games of Texas drops $7.7 million into community

From July 26-30, 7,621 athletes from across the state competed in 11 sports in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas. The Olympic-like festival had only 225 local participants, which means the rest – along with about 19,000 of their coaches, family members, and friends – were visitors staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants, and shopping in our stores. The estimated economic impact of all that activity? A cool $7.7 million. Continue reading Games of Texas drops $7.7 million into community

This week’s Games of Texas to attract thousands

This week’s Games of Texas to attract thousands

No, the fall semester is not starting a month early. Blame the influx of thousands of visitors to town this week on the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas, which will be conducted Thursday through Monday at venues across College Station and Bryan. The Olympic-like festival features more than 7,000 amateur athletes of all ages competing in multiple sporting events. Continue reading This week’s Games of Texas to attract thousands

The ever-popular Games of Texas returns in July

The ever-popular Games of Texas returns in July

The Games of Texas may not be the Olympics, but it may be the next best thing, at least in the Lone Star state. The 2018 Games of Texas will be July 26-29 at premier venues across Bryan-College Station. As the state’s largest amateur sporting event, the popular festival provides an exceptional forum for the state’s Olympic hopefuls – along with recreational amateur athletes – to train and compete. Continue reading The ever-popular Games of Texas returns in July