This weekend, Corpus Christi has the privilege of hosting the 2022 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Summer Games of Texas. The Games serve as an “amateur sports festival” for athletes across Texas to compete in their respective sports outside of a school sponsored athletic environment. Adults and youth alike will have the chance to participate in baseball, boxing, disc golf, indoor soccer, pickleball, softball, swimming, tennis and track & field. The Texas Games give athletes the chance to participate in high caliber “olympic style” competition that encourages spectator involvement from the community. Athletes who medal will advance to the State Games of America to compete with a larger pool of athletes from around the country.
The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation is a non-profit organization founded in 1925 in order to conduct amateur athletics in the state of Texas and promote the “development of physical education and to encourage the standardization of rules of all amateur athletics, games and competitions.” The Federation consists of over 140 organizations with over 210,000 individuals participating in organized sports across Texas.
The Games will run from July 21st – 24th with the opening ceremony happening on Friday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. at our very own Whataburger Field. Locals are encouraged to come out and show support to the athletes competing all over town this weekend. Follow this interactive map to find locations and directions for the facilities hosting each sporting event. For the tennis, disc golf, pickleball and indoor soccer events, admission is free. For the rest of the events, get your tickets as well as weekend passes here.
The 2022 TAAF Summer Games of Texas is also calling on volunteers to work at various sporting events scheduled throughout the city. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Park and Recreation Manager Sandra Alvarez by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Games of Texas are a wonderful opportunity for locals to offer support to the amateur athletes in our city and maybe even find a new sport to get involved in along the way.