Fort Worth, TX – Sister Cities fields youth sports teams
Fort Worth Sister Cities International will send nearly 100 student athletes and coaches to the 6th Edition of the Tricolore Youth Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy July 5 – 14, 2018.
The games create an opportunity for young people to convey a positive impression of American youth to thousands of athletes from around the world who will be participating in the event.
“Living with and competing against nearly 4,000 young athletes from around the world, our Sports Ambassadors will undoubtedly learn that they have much more in common with the other participants than what separates them,” said Johnny Campbell, Chairman of the Board. “These are the types of experiences that help kids shape their understanding and acceptance of people from other cultures.”
The athletes and coaches will compete and live in an Olympic-style village with student athletes from thirty other countries, as well as represent Fort Worth and the U.S.A. through positive sportsmanship and goodwill.
“The Games offer an international experience you can’t get as a casual tourist,” said Fort Worth Sister Cities Sports Games Chair Michael Jacobsson. “The athletes will remember this trip for the rest of their lives.”
The Tricolore Games are held every four years in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Fort Worth’s first sister city, and Fort Worth will be the sole representative of the U.S. Teams participating are girls volleyball, girls and boys tennis, girls and boys swimming, and four boys baseball teams.