KENNESAW — Soccer was reintroduced to this year’s Georgia State Games championship lineup after a 15-year hiatus. This past weekend at Kennesaw Mountain High School, soccer’s return for youth rec teams proved to be a nice stepping stone for years to come.
The four youth rec teams that competed at the weekend event were three U12 teams and one U10 team. Atlanta Fire earned a gold; Stockbridge United earned a silver; and MUSA Eagles was awarded a bronze medal. The All In FC The Union U10 team automatically earned a gold medal for being the only contender in that age group.
The teams who received a medal (gold, silver and bronze) qualify for the National State Games of America (SGA) being held this year in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the first week in August. “After its hiatus, we are excited to have brought back the game of soccer,” Georgia Games Executive Director Eric Pfeifer said. “A small, competitive environment made playing the game not as intimidating, but just as fun.”
The Georgia State Games was founded in 1989. Through sponsorships the organization has been able to maintain the tradition. The championships are an Olympic-style, multi-sports festival that holds events and tournaments.
Georgia Games strives to make this season their biggest yet with additions to their list of championships, and a continuance of the celebration of an Olympic atmosphere throughout the state of Georgia. All of Georgia’s residents are eligible to register and compete in this open invitation, state sports festival.
For more information on the sporting events and the dates they’re taking place, visit the Georgia Games website at www.georgiagames.org , or if you have any questions regarding the other state championships, please contact the Georgia Games via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Georgia Games at 770-528-3580.