• History - Summer Games of Texas

 

Historical Background 
The Games of Texas is an amateur sports festival created for athletes from throughout Texas. The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, a nonprofit organization representing amateur athletes throughout the State of Texas, governs the Games of Texas.
 
Patterned after the Olympics, the Games of Texas has emphasis on the recreational athlete and the enhancement of his or her competitive experiences.
 
As a member of the National Congress of State Games, the T.A.A.F. Games of Texas is recognized annually by the United States Olympic Committee as having conducted an approved State Games Program.
 
In 1986 the first Games of Texas, held in the summer, were hosted by the City of San Antonio and consisted of ten sporting events.  Since then the Summer Games of Texas have been or will be hosted by:

 

YEAR CITY DATE
1986 San Antonio July 31- August 10
1987 Fort Worth July 29 - August 9
1988 Bryan-College Station August 5 - 7
1989 Region I   August 2 - 13
1990 Carrollton-Farmers Branch August 1 - 5
1991 Dallas August 1 - 4
1992 Corpus Christi August 7 - 9
1993 El Paso August 5 - 8
1994 Bryan-College Station  July 29 - 31
1995 Waco JULY 28-30
1996 Waco JULY 25-28
1997 Lubbock July 24-27
1998 Lubbock July 23-26
1999 Waco July 22-25
2000 Bryan-College Station August 4-6
2001 Midland/Odessa August 2-5
2002 Waco July  25-28
2003 Region 4 - 6 cities July 24-27
2004 Region 4 - 6 cities July 22-25
2005 Waco July 21-24
2006 Southern Williamson County July 27-30
2007 Southern Williamson County July 26-29
2008 San Antonio July 24-27
2009 San Antonio July 23-26
2010 Waco August 5-8
2011 Waco July 28-31
2012 Corpus Christi July 26-29
2013 Corpus Christi July 25-28
2014 Bryan/College Station July 31 - Aug 3
2015 Bryan/College Station July 30 - Aug 2
2016 McAllen July 28-31
2017 McAllen July 27-30
2018 Bryan/College Station July 26-29
2019 Bryan/College Station July 25-28