Texas Firefighter Summer Games open in Lewisville this weekend

The 2012 Texas Firefighter Summer Games will open Sunday in Lewisville and continue for a week of fierce but friendly competition in dozens of events among more than 2,000 firefighters from around the state.

The games, formerly called the Texas Firefighter Olympics, previously came to Lewisville in 2000, 2005 and 2010. Contests include traditional Olympic-style sports such as softball, soccer, basketball, sand volleyball, archery, golf and powerlifting in addition to more casual sports such as horseshoes, washers, darts, bowling and paintball.

Participants will represent more than 25 departments from across Texas in events held at various locations around Lewisville, including Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, Lewisville Lake Park, Lewisville Convention Center, Lewisville AMF Lanes and Sneaky Pete’s.

Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with Lewisville Fire Department and Lewisville Parks and Leisure Services, is serving as the 2012 event host.

“The firefighter games are a terrific event to be held in Lewisville, and we’re thrilled that the planning committee and event participants enjoy return visits to our city,” said Lewisville CVB Director James Kunke. “We know from past years that our hotels and restaurants will benefit tremendously from this event next week, as will our retail outlets and entertainment venues.”

Estimated economic impact of the event is expected to exceed $500,000.

For more information about the Texas Firefighter Summer Games, visit TexasFirefighterOlympics.com.

2012 Texas Firefighter Games – event schedule

Sunday, July 15

  • Powerlifting, 10:45am-10pm, Lewisville Convention Center
  • Bowling, 5pm-9pm, Lewisville AMF Lanes
  • Darts, 7pm-midnight, Lewisville Convention Center

Monday, July 16

  • Soccer, 8am-3pm, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
  • Sporting Clays, 8am-3pm, Elm Form Shooting Sports
  • Softball, 8am-5pm, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park & Lewisville Lake Park
  • Bowling, 8am-6pm, Lewisville AMF Lanes
  • Darts, 7pm-midnight, Sneaky Pete’s

Tuesday, July 17

  • Golf, 7:30am-3pm, Old American, The Tribute & Frisco Lakes golf courses
  • Soccer, 8am-3pm, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
  • Sporting Clays, 8am-3pm, Elm Form Shooting Sports
  • Bowling, 8am-5pm, Lewisville AMF Lanes
  • Softball, 8am-5pm, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
  • Darts, 7pm-midnight, Sneaky Pete’s

Wednesday, July 18

  • Golf, 7:30am-3pm, Old American, The Tribute & Frisco Lakes golf courses
  • Basketball, 8am-5pm, Marcus High School
  • Archery, 8am-10pm, East Hill Park
  • Sand Volleyball, 8:30am-9pm, Sneaky Pete’s
  • Horseshoes, 9am-3pm, Sneaky Pete’s
  • Washers, 3pm-11pm, Sneaky Pete’s
  • Texas Hold’em, 7pm-11pm, Sneaky Pete’s

Thursday, July 19

  • Golf, 7:30am-3pm, Old American, The Tribute & Frisco Lakes golf courses
  • Archery, 8am-5pm, East Hill Park
  • Volleyball, 8:30am-4:30pm, Marcus High School
  • Paintball, 9am-finish, GatSplat
  • Disc Golf, 10am-4pm, L.L. Woods Park & Lewisville Lake Park

Friday, July 20

  • Sand Volleyball, 8am-Finish, Sneaky Pete’s

Event information: www.TexasFirefighterOlympics.com

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