• Sponsorship Opportunities
The City of College Station, in collaboration with the City of Bryan and Texas A&M University, will host the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF)GAMES OF TEXAS, which are patterned after the Olympic Games and U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals. This event provides an exceptional forum for the state’s Olympic hopefuls, as well as recreational amateur athletes, to train and compete. The Olympic-style competitions afford Texans of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive, personal development through sports and physical activity.
 
The TAAF is a non-profit organization established in 1925 to promote and organize amateur athletics across the state. Membership includes parks and recreation departments, along with individuals and organizations, that contribute time, energy and effort toward producing successful amateur athletic events. The TAAF is proud to be recognized by
the United States Olympic Committee as an Official State Games Program participant every year since 1991.

The GAMES OF TEXAS fills these vital amateur sports needs:
  • Promotes the Olympic ideal at the grassroots community level.
  • Encourages athletes to enter organized competition, mindful of the Olympic creed that “…the important thing is not winning but taking part.”
  • Provides a world-class stage where amateurs can display their talents.
  • Enables gifted athletes to take the initial steps on the long, demanding road to the Olympic Games.
  • Promotes the visibility of all amateur sports, not just the prominent Olympic sports.
 
Recognized as the largest amateur sporting event in Texas, the GAMES OF TEXAS has grown steadily since the first event in San Antonio in 1986. The City of College Station will host the GAMES for the sixth time after conducting events in 1988, 1994, 2000, 2014 and 2015. The 2015 GAMES OF TEXAS attracted about 7,750 athletes between the ages of 5 and 50 and had more than 12,000 spectators in attendance.
 
The GAMES will be held July 26-29, 2018 at outstanding facilities across College Station, Bryan, and the Texas A&M campus. The popular sports festival is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors to the Bryan/College Station area with over 1,500 local volunteers helping conduct the event. Among the highlights will be the Opening Ceremony
Extravaganza at College Station’s Wolf Pen Creek Park.
 
We invite you to become a part of this world-class festival as a GAMES OF TEXAS sponsor. Sponsorship visibility will cross all media boundaries and saturate the entire event, from preview announcements to guests leaving the final event. Visitor demographics are broad and diverse as we welcome guests from all over the state. The City of College Station offers several sponsorship opportunities to companies/organizations of all types and sizes. Select the level of participation that best meets your needs and have complete confidence that your sponsorship will help fund an outstanding GAMES OF TEXAS.
 
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SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR
Bridget Russell
979.764.3540
brussell@cstx.gov