Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Station Parks and Recreation Department has sought to safely conduct sports tourism events. Our seven summer events attracted more than 550 teams and brought millions of dollars into our local economy. That success led to more events being scheduled this fall. Continue reading Fall events move forward with focus on safety
What does a sports event or tournament look like in the era of COVID-19? As participants, coaches, and spectators, we’ll soon find out. Through his executive orders, Gov. Greg Abbott has paved the way for adult and youth sports competitions to begin. The City of College Station will host its first tournament June 19-21 with more than 100 girls’ softball teams from around the state. Continue reading Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover
People around the country recognize College Station as a special place filled with friendly, hospitable people and top-notch sports facilities. Those factors are the cornerstones as we attract well-attended, high-caliber events that substantially impact on our local economy. In 2019, events we hosted attracted about 27,000 participants and recorded an overall attendance of more than 67,000. Continue reading Hospitality, venues drive thriving sports tourism industry
Sunday, Dec. 8 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jingle Bell Fun Run and is an ideal opportunity to mark “competing in a fun run” off your bucket list. The event starts at 2:15 p.m., followed by the parade at 3 p.m. The two-mile race isn’t timed and is intended to be a fun way to kick off the annual B-CS Christmas Parade. Continue reading Jingle Bell Fun Run celebrates 30th year on Dec. 8
The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas attracted 8,461 athletes from across the state to compete in a dozen events here in late July. Only 130 participants were from College Station, which means the rest – along with about 20,000 of their coaches, family members, and friends – were visitors who dropped an estimated $8.1 million into the local economy by filling local restaurants and hotels. Continue reading Games of Texas benefit BCS by a cool $8.1 million
UPDATE (2/21): Due to expected poor weather conditions, the cycling event has been canceled.
By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator
Some senior athletes come out for the camaraderie, while others come to socialize and catch up with old friends. Others just come to experience the thrill of victory.
More than 400 athletes between the ages of 49-89 will go for the gold in the College Station Senior Games from Friday through Sunday at venues across our community. Participants include 345 visitors from outside B-CS and 117 women. About 240 volunteers — mostly Texas A&M students — will help manage the event. Continue reading “400 athletes reach for gold at CS Senior Games”