SportsEvents Magazine

MAY 2018

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Page 10 of 99 May 2018 11 West Region Assistant Director, joining West Region Director April Meehleder and Assistant Director Brian Pickering at the West Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif. The Little League West Region Headquarters Complex includes Al Houghton Stadium, a Little League Division-size field that is used for the regional tournaments and serves districts and local leagues in 11 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Events World Games 2021 Birmingham Announces Official Sports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The International World Games Association (IWGA) an- nounced the official sports program for The World Games 2021 Birmingham. A total of 30 official sports, featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, will compete for gold in Birmingham be- tween July 15 – 25, 2021. "This is a big day for The World Games and for Bir- mingham," said DJ Mack- ovets, CEO of The World Games 2021 Birmingham. "We're excited to bring these sports – some of which likely will be new and unique to sports fans – to our city. But more importantly, we're thrilled about Birmingham's opportunity to shine on an international stage." "This is an exciting time as we learn more about the sports that will be part of The World Games Birmingham 2021," said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. "They are a combination of familiar sports and a few lesser-known ones that many people will come to love. As we prepare to host the world in 2021, we also have a great opportunity to learn more about the incredible athletes and competition heading to our city. We'll be ready." The World Games 2021 Birmingham will celebrate the return of two sports to competition: racquetball (last played in 2013) and softball (last played in 1985). Several of the 30 sports selected, including bowling, finswim- ming, gymnastics, karate, powerlifting, racquetball, roller sports, softball, tug of war and water ski, were also on the official program of the first World Games – and the only other Games to be held in the United States – in Santa Clara, Calif., in 1981. In addition to the 30 official sports selected by the IWGA, Birmingham, as host city, has the opportunity to select up to five invitational sports to include in the program. Four of those invitational sports – duathlon, lacrosse, ► t SPORTS Talk K&K Insurance Group, Inc. is a licensed insurance producer in all states (TX license #13924); operating in CA, NY and MI as K&K Insurance Agency (CA license #0334819) With over 65 years of sports and leisure insurance expertise, K&K protects sports organizations with coverage designed for teams, leagues, events, tournaments, camps and facilities. And when claims occur, our colleagues are here to respond quickly and effectively. Fast, affordable coverage from a name you can trust–K&K Insurance.

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