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Winter Games Sanctioned by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Debut in Pearland

The Winter Games of Texas are coming to Pearland after a 12-year run in Frisco, Texas.  Sanctioned by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF), the 3-day event debuts in Pearland January 12-14, 2018.  The TAAF Winter Games of Texas 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 15 different competitions ranging from archery to wheelchair rugby.

Registration is officially open for the TAAF Winter Games of Texas via  Events will play out at various venues throughout Pearland.

Overwhelming support by local sports organizations helped event organizers identify a variety of events including:  archery, youth basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, pickleball, powerlifting, youth soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and wheelchair rugby.

“We’re very excited to host this prestigious event in Pearland and look forward to welcoming athletes from across the state to our City,” says Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Pearland is a popular choice for many sports tournament planners with easy access to Houston area amenities and a short drive from William P. Hobby Airport. All roads lead to Pearland with major highways minutes away including Texas Highway 288, I-10, I-69 and the Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8.  Amazing, local cuisine, family-friendly craft breweries, plenty of shopping options & year-round events entice visitors to Pearland.

“TAAF is extremely excited about the confirmation of the City of Pearland hosting the 2018-2019 TAAF Winter Games of Texas. The City of Pearland is a great member of TAAF and along with the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau they are providing the opportunity to grow the TAAF Winter Games of Texas and expand our footprint. The location, quality of sport venues, along with the “South Texas” welcoming attitude are the perfect ingredients for an awesome event,” according to Mark Lord, executive director of TAAF.

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To register for the 2018 Winter Games of Texas in Pearland or to learn more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, visit