Registration is now open for statewide athletic competition in Victoria

Registration fees and deadlines may vary
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VICTORIA, Texas – On Jan. 15 through 17, the 2022 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Winter Games will take place in athletic venues around Victoria. If you’re an amateur athlete who’d like to take part in a statewide competition without leaving the Crossroads, you can sign up now.

You can visit www.taaf.com/wgot2022 to register for the following sports in either youth or adult:

  • basketball,
  • wheelchair basketball,
  • cornhole,
  • disc golf,
  • fastpitch softball,
  • flag football,
  • golf,
  • pickleball,
  • swimming
  • or tennis.

Registration fees and deadlines may vary.

Initially, the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation announced in Febuary that it was awarded a competitive contract to host the TAAF Winter Games from 2022 to 2024. This event will help fulfill the Plan 2035 goal of increasing sports tourism.

“Hosting this statewide event for the next three years will improve our ability to attract similar types of events in the future,” said Parks & Recreation Assistant Director Kimberly Zygmant. “We are excited to take this step forward in promoting sports tourism and raising Victoria’s profile.”

The City of Victoria and VISD are partnering to widen the range of sporting events offered during the games. They will do so by using some of the school district’s venues.

Sports tourism events, such as the TAAF Winter Games, are economically beneficial because they attract visitors who will spend money in Victoria. Based on the event’s economic performance in other cities, City officials estimate that the 2022 TAAF Winter Games will have an economic impact of about $750,000 compared to about $30,000-$40,000 in spending.

You can find more information about Parks & Recreation programs by calling 361-485-3200. You can also follow Victoria Parks and Recreation on Facebook.