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Blog: Games of Texas drops $7.7 million into community
Posted Date: 8/7/2018 3:30 PM
By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator 

From July 26-30, 7,621 athletes from across the state competed in 11 sports in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas. The Olympic-like festival had only 225 local participants, which means the rest – along with about 19,000 of their coaches, family members, and friends – were visitors staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants, and shopping in our stores.

The estimated economic impact of all that activity? A cool $7.7 million.