The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas return to Pearland for the second year on Jan. 18-20, 2019. Sanctioned by TAAF, the 3-day event is a sports festival created for Texas amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels patterned after the Olympic Games. Amateur athletes are invited to register for their preferred sport with over 15 different competitions ranging from archery to tennis.
Registration is officially open for the TAAF Winter Games of Texas online at www.TAAF.com. Events will play out at various venues throughout Pearland thanks in large part to a partnership with the Pearland Independent School District.
Support by local sports organizations helped event organizers identify a variety of events including: archery, adult and youth basketball, adult and youth football, golf, gymnastics, adult kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, pickleball, powerlifting, soccer, softball, swimming and tennis.
The Pearland event is the final opportunity to qualify for the 2019 State Games of America held in Lynchburg, Virginia summer of 2019. Eligible medal winners from the Pearland event can compete on a national platform.
“We’re very proud to welcome athletes and coaches from across the state to Pearland for the second year of the TAAF Winter Games of Texas,” says Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Winter Games of Texas is a great opportunity to showcase our destination,” added Sinistore.
Pearland’s easy access to Houston area amenities and a short drive from William P. Hobby Airport are just a few of the reasons why Pearland is so popular with sports planners. Visitors enjoy amazing, local cuisine, family-friendly craft breweries, plenty of shopping options & year-round events in Pearland.
“The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation is extremely excited to return to Pearland, Texas for the 2019 TAAF Winter Games of Texas. The City of Pearland has rolled out the welcome mat and we are expecting even larger numbers in all of the events,” according to Mark Lord, executive director of TAAF.
Name-brand hotels paired with more personalized service welcome visitors to Pearland. Participants can take advantage of the best hotel rates in Pearland by booking online directly at www.bit.ly/taafwgot19.
To register for the 2019 Winter Games of Texas in Pearland or to learn more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, visit www.TAAF.com.