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Lethbridge to host Southern Alberta Summer Games

The Southern Alberta Summer Games return to Lethbridge on July 6-9 for a four-day celebration of sport and community.
The summer games is a family-orientated grassroots sporting event, emphasizing physical and social involvement for everyone.
“The games are an important part of our region’s history and culture, we have seen the local sports community come onboard to help deliver the sporting events, and we know the local community will come together to help host our southern Alberta neighbours with Lethbridge hospitality,” 2016 Southern Alberta Summer Games chair Erin Low said.
There are numerous opportunities for all ages and skill levels to compete, whether you are competing in a sport for the first time, or as a seasoned athlete.
In addition to the sport competitions, there will be a variety of other activities for participants and the public alike to enjoy such as the opening ceremonies on July 6 in Galt Gardens at 7 p.m.
There will also be a number of cultural events, including a photography display at CASA. Other attractions around the city are also planned.
An estimated 2,500 athletes and their families from areas across southern Alberta will visit Lethbridge for the games, representing a total of 13 regions stretching from Medicine Hat to the Crowsnest Pass.
All registered volunteers will receive a summer games T-shirt. Sign-up is available on-line at www.southernalbertasummergames.com.
Registration in sports can be completed by submitting a registration form and fee, which varies by region, to the regional director.
Summer games events are archery, athletics, badminton, ball hockey, baseball, beach volleyball, cribbage, cycling, equestrian, golf, handgun, mini soccer, photography, pickleball, smallbore, soccer, strength and conditioning, swimming, trapshooting, three-, five- and 10-kilometre run, and 3-on-3 basketball.
Deadline for registration is June 6 at 4:30 p.m.
For more information visit www.southernalbertasummergames.com.

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