Firefighter Olympics to be held in Round Rock
The city of Round Rock has been chosen as the host city for the 2011 Texas Firefighter Olympics, Round Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau officials announced Dec. 23.
Convention bureau officials said cities from across Texas submitted written bids for the opportunity to host the upcoming state Firefighter Olympics. From those bids, cities were selected to give a presentation to the board.
Round Rock was officially designated the host city for the 2011 event after a presentation by Round Rock firefighter John Collins and a site visit.
This annual event will bring firefighters from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma for a week-long competition in events ranging from soccer, clay shooting and golf to billiards and disc golf. Firefighters have been competing for the gold, silver and bronze metals since the first Texas Olympics in 1982.
"We are excited to be awarded the hosting honors," said Fire Chief Larry Hodge of the Round Rock Fire Department. "Our guys are competitive and we are excited to show off our facilities and our department's athletic abilities. We look forward to welcoming our fellow firemen to our great city."
Activities will begin the third week of July with venues across Round Rock and Williamson County. For more information visit texasfirefighterolympics.com.
Posted on: 12/29/2009 11:57:00 AM
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