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2014 Summer Games of Texas kicks off in Brazos Valley

August 1, 2014

The Eagle, Bryan, Texas

Aug. 01--The 2014 Summer Games of Texas got underway Thursday and are expected to bring about 25,000 visitors to town by the time the sporting event is over Monday.

The Games, an Olympics-style competition for amateur athletes across the state, are being hosted locally for the fourth time since 1988, and will again in 2015.

More than 8,000 athletes between the ages of 5 and 50 are expected to partake in the events, which include archery, boxing, soccer, swimming, golf, tennis, track and field, skateboarding and lifeguard training. Baseball, bowling, kickball and softball were canceled due to low participation.

The event is governed by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation with an opening ceremony scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Blue Bell Park, featuring the national anthem by the Singing Cadets and music by Vocal Trash.

Admission is free to all events except boxing, track and field and swimming. Children ages 3 and younger receive free admission. Boxing tickets are $7 per day, swimming tickets are $5 per session or $25 for six sessions, and admission to track and field events costs $7 per day or $25 for four days.

For more information, visit or contact College Station Parks and Recreation at 764-3486.

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