Texas Summer Games in Corpus Christi 2020 and 2021
The Summer Games of Texas return to Corpus Christi in 2020 and 2021 with the promise of drawing thousands of athletes and their families to the area in what is expected to be an economic boost of about $15 million.
The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, a nonprofit member of the National Congress of State Games, organizes the annual events, which also includes Winter Games hosted by other cities. Held in different locations most years, the games are an amateur sports festival modeled on the Olympics with an emphasis on recreational athletics. The first games were held in 1986 in San Antonio.
Corpus Christi first hosted the games in 1992, then again in 2012 and 2013. In 2020, the games will again come to the Sparkling City by the Sea on July 39-August 2. The 2021 games will be held July 29-August 1.
Events include archery, boxing, flag football (adult 5x5), golf, judo, lifeguard competition, pickleball, sand volleyball, skateboarding, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and ultimate Frisbee.
Opening ceremonies include carnival games and food trucks, a parade of athletes, and performances. Admission is free to all events except boxing, track and field, and swimming.
Corpus Christi City Council will hear a presentation on the upcoming event at its meeting Tuesday, June 18.
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