2017-05-18 / News

Georgia Games kick-off 27th season

The Georgia State Games is ex­cited to make this season their big­gest yet with additions to their list of championships, and a continuance of the celebration of an Olympic atmosphere throughout the state of Georgia.

Celebrating its 27th anniversary, the Georgia Games, also known as the “People’s Games,” will be offering soccer for the first time in 15 years. Registration for the Rec­reational youth players tournament ends May 22. On June 3rd and 4th in primarily Cobb County, the top four teams will advance to the semi- finals and strive to be the medal winners (gold, silver and bronze).

“After its hiatus, we are excited to have brought back the game of soccer,” Georgia Games Executive Director Eric Pfeifer said. “We have a full plate of diverse individual sports as well as team sports to rep­resent for this summer.”

The 2017 Georgia Games’ season began in the last weekend of April with wrestling to officially put the Olympic-style sports festival in full gear. Over 700 participants came out to compete and cheer on the wres­tlers who participated in any of the three styles: Folkstyle, Greco and Freestyle.

All of Georgia’s residents are eli­gible to register and compete in this open invitation, grassroots-style, state sports festival. The gold, silver and bronze medalists teams per age group per gender all qualify to ad­vance to the National State Games of America (SGA) being held this year in Grand Rapids, Michigan the first week in August.

For more information on the sporting events and the dates they’re taking place on, visit the Georgia Games web site at www.geor­giagames.org, or if you have any questions regarding the other state championships, please contact the Georgia Games via email at info@georgiagames.org or call the Geor­gia Games at 770-528-3580.

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