Corpus Christi will once again be the host for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas this summer on July 25-28. Corpus Christi first hosted the event last year, with the opening ceremony held July 27.
The Games of Texas will feature amateur, recreational, and young Olympic hopefuls competing in a variety of different solo and team events.
In 2012, The Games included baseball, boxing, fencing, golf, Judo, skateboarding, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and triathlon. This year's Games were supposed to feature a 13th event – kickball – but it has since been canceled.
“It will be a pleasure to host the state’s top athletes this July,” Michael Morris, Director of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department, said. “The atmosphere surrounding The Games is awe-inspiring as athletes go for the gold and thousands of spectators cheer them to victory. It’s ‘game on’ again as thousands of athletes will descend on Corpus Christi to ‘ignite the flame within.’”
Over 8,000 athletes and spectators are estimated to take part in this year's Games. The events will take place at venues all across Corpus Christi.
Ticket prices vary by sport, but last year, all-access passes could be purchased for $35. It is unclear at this time whether the passes will be the same rate, but last year the all-access passes were sold at the Corpus Christi Natatorium, HEB Tennis Center, and Cabaniss Multi-Purpose Complex.