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Eight Sports featured at Sunshine State Games Palm Beach County Festival


Join thousands of Florida's Amateur Athletes at the State's Only Olympic-style Sports Festival

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Tallahassee,FL - It’s a safe bet on Saturday, June 13, the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be the center of the State of Florida’s amateur sports universe as over 3,000 athletes, coaches and attendees will be a part of seven Sunshine State Games sports at the Palm Beach County Festival.

The fashion of the day will be martial arts gees, fencing masks and weightlifting and wrestling singlets for those competing in Fencing, Judo, Karate, Powerlifiting, Taekwondo, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

No other venue among those on the 2015 Sunshine State Games calendar of events will host as many sports, with as many athletes as the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Saturday, June 13.

“Through our partnership with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, we have the opportunity to transform one of the County’s finest facilities into an outstanding venue for a multitude of sports,” said Stephen Rodriguez, Sr. Vice President of the Florida Sports Foundation. “As always, the focus of the Sunshine State Games is to provide athletes with a first-class stage on which to perform. For 2015-2016, that stage is the Palm Beach County Convention Center.”

Among the 2014 Gold Medal winners from Palm Beach County who have registered to compete in their own backyard this year are fencer Olivia Varughese, of Delray Beach; Loreen Tilley, of Jupiter, in Judo; Powerlifters Gabriel Vega-Lara, of Boca Raton; Vanessa Watt, of Okeechobee and Aidan Dietrick, of Wellington, who will compete in Taekwondo.

Besides the eight sports at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Okeeheelee Park will host BMX Cycling on Saturday, June 13.

Palm Beach County Festival Schedule of Events
BMX Cycling
Saturday, June 13 - Okeeheelee Park

Fencing
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Judo
Saturday, June 13 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Karate
Saturday, June 13 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Powerlifting
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Taekwondo
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Weightlifting
Saturday, June 13 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Wrestling
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

The 2015 Palm Beach County Festival marks the third time the Sunshine State Games has paid a visit to Palm Beach County for an Olympic-Style Sports Festival. The Games were previously held in Palm Beach County in 1991 and 2002.

Registration is currently open for the eight sports of the Palm Beach County Festival with some online registration deadlines falling as late as June 11. Visit www.flasports.com to check competition and registration information and entry fees which vary by sport.

 
Contact Info
Nick Gandy
101 N. Monroe Street, Suite 1000, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850-488-1422

Website: http://www.flasports.com