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Pearland Host City for Winter Games Sanctioned by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation

Pearland Pickleball at TAAF Winter Games of Texas

Registration is underway for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas arriving in Pearland January 18-20, 2019. Sanctioned by TAAF, the 3-day event is a sports festival created for Texas amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels patterned after the Olympic Games.  Amateur athletes are invited to register for their sport of choice with 14 different competitions ranging from archery to swimming.

Registration remains active for the TAAF Winter Games of Texas online at Events will play out at various venues throughout Pearland thanks to a joint partnership with the Pearland Independent School District.

Adults and youth can compete in a variety of events including:  archery, adaptive archery, adult and youth basketball, adult and youth football, adult and youth golf, gymnastics, adult kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, pickleball, powerlifting, soccer, softball plus adult and youth swimming.

Qualify for State Games of America

The Pearland event is the final opportunity to qualify for the 2019 State Games of America held in Lynchburg, Virginia summer of 2019.  Eligible medal winners from the Pearland event can compete on a national platform.

Winter Games of Texas in Pearland“We’re very proud to welcome athletes and coaches from across the state to Pearland for the second year of the TAAF Winter Games of Texas,” says Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “The Winter Games of Texas is a great opportunity to showcase our destination,” added Sinistore.

Pearland’s easy access to Houston area amenities and a short drive from William P. Hobby Airport are just a few of the reasons why Pearland is so popular with sports planners.  Visitors enjoy amazing, local cuisine, family-friendly craft breweries, plenty of shopping options & year-round events in Pearland.

“The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation is extremely excited to return to Pearland, Texas for the 2019 TAAF Winter Games of Texas. The City of Pearland has rolled out the welcome mat and we are expecting even larger numbers in all of the events,” according to Mark Lord, executive director of TAAF.

Best Rates for Pearland Hotels

Name-brand hotels paired with more personalized service welcome visitors to Pearland.  Participants can take advantage of the best hotel rates in Pearland by booking online directly at

To register for the 2019 Winter Games of Texas in Pearland or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit