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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Archery added to Winter Games of Texas as registration opens

Four archers in a large indoor area line up and take aim

PHOTO #1: Archery will be played at STX Archery & Outdoors during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games of Texas. Photo contributed by STX Archery & Outdoors.

PHOTO #2: Adaptive basketball will be played at the Victoria East High School gym during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games of Texas.

PHOTO #3: Pickleball will be played at the Victoria ISD District Event Center during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games of Texas.

People in wheelchairs and basketball jerseys move around a basketball courtPHOTO #4: A swimming competition will be held at the Victoria ISD Aquatics Center during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games of Texas.

The first events of the 2023 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Winter Games of Texas will be hosted Jan. 14-16 in Victoria, featuring a new archery event and many other opportunities for residents to compete against amateur athletes from around the state.

A pickleball player goes for a shot in a pickleball court set up in an indoor basketball court.The following events will take place the first weekend of the Winter Games of Texas. Event offerings are subject to change based on registration numbers.

  • Archery: STX Archery & Outdoors in Inez, Jan. 14-16
  • Cornhole: Victoria Community Center, Jan. 14
  • Pickleball: VISD District Event Center, Jan. 14-16
  • Swimming: VISD Aquatics Center, Jan. 14-15
  • Volleyball: Victoria College, date to be determined
  • Wheelchair basketball: Victoria East High School, Jan. 14-15
  • Youth basketball: Victoria West High School, date to be determined
  • Youth tennis: Victoria Country Club and Liberty Academy, Jan. 14-15

Sports Tourism Manager Michelle Myers said archery was added to the lineup after she received feedback from residents who expressed interest in the sport. Myers reached out to STX Archery & Outdoors to arrange for archery to be hosted there.  

Michelle Myers“We are so excited to be able to partner with STX Archery & Outdoors, Victoria Country Club and Victoria College in addition to continuing our partnership with VISD,” Myers said. “Their support has allowed us to grow the Winter Games of Texas this year and attract even more visitors and residents to participate.” 

The games will continue as the City and its partners host softball Feb. 25-26 and kickball, disc golf, flag football, golf and adult tennis March 4-6.

How to register

Swimmers race in lanes in a large indoor swimming poolRegistration fees and deadlines vary. For registration information and event details, visit www.victoriatx.gov/tournaments

Signup information is posted by individual event organizers. Please check back later if the information for your event is not listed.

Become a volunteer

The City is seeking residents to serve as hospitality hosts and tournament support volunteers. Volunteers can choose which sports they want to attend, and every volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.

To sign up, contact Myers at 361-485-3204 or mmyers@victoriatx.gov. by Jan. 10.

Stay connected

To learn more about Parks & Recreation events and programs, visit www.victoriatx.gov/parks

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