In July, some 3,600 athletes and spectators will converge on Birmingham, Alabama, for an event that has been years in the planning and making.
The World Games are coming to Birmingham, and Regions is an official sponsor for the event.
Learn more about the World Games
What are the World Games?
The World Games is an 11-day international, multi-sport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee. Typically held the year following the Summer Olympic Games, The World Games showcase both traditional and newer sports with global interest. The event will be held in Birmingham from July 7-17.
Athletes from over 100 countries will compete in more than 30 of the fastest growing sports in the world.
What types of sports will be featured in the games?
The World Games has a commitment to both emerging and traditional sports. A full list of the sports is available at www.twg2022.com. In the coming weeks, we’ll feature some of the sports in upcoming articles slated to appear on www.doingmoretoday.com.
But here are some highlights
- Flag Football
- Air Sports
What is Regions Involvement?
Regions is an official sponsor of the World Games in Birmingham, and one of a handful of Foundation Sponsors for the event. In addition to a presence in multiple venues and volunteer opportunities during the games, Regions’ name is on the World Games Plaza – an area near the new Protective Stadium in Birmingham’s Uptown District.
During the games, this area will be a hub of activity, including being part of the opening and closing ceremonies, having scheduled performers, sports demonstrations, food, ongoing games coverage and more. It’s a free, family-friendly celebration area, and Regions will have a presence in that location – with booths, the Big Bike and much more.
Why is Regions Involved?
“The World Games provides a unique opportunity to showcase Greater Birmingham on the international stage as we host athletes and their families, spectators and the many organizations needed to make this event successful,” said John Turner, Regions President and CEO. “Regions is excited to partner with the City of Birmingham and the local business community to support The World Games through a sustained investment that will produce a positive economic impact in the community we call home.”
Check www.doingmoretoday.com frequently for more updates and information on the World Games.