Fort Worth Sole USA Representative at Italian Sports Games
In its ongoing efforts to promote Fort Worth globally and provide opportunities to enhance the understanding and awareness of different cultures on a global basis, Fort Worth Sister Cities International will be sending nearly 100 student athletes, coaches, and staff to the Giochi Tricolore Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy August 24-31, 2015.
The games create a chance for young people to convey a positive impression of American youth to other people from around the world participating in the event.
“By not only visiting a foreign country, but living with and competing against nearly 5,000 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,” Fort Worth Sister Cities Chairman Michael Bennett said. “These are the types of experiences that help these young people shape their understanding and acceptance of people from other cultures.”
The Youth Ambassadors and coaches representing Fort Worth will compete and live in an Olympic-style village with student athletes from other countries as well as represent Fort Worth and the U.S.A. through positive sportsmanship and goodwill.
“The programs sponsored by Sister Cities have such a broad appeal by offering international experiences you can’t get as casual tourists,” said Fort Worth Sister Cities Sports Games Chair Pam Lea. “The student athletes will remember this trip for the rest of their lives.”
The Sports Games are held every four years in Reggio Emilia, Italy with Fort Worth being the only city in the U.S. invited to participate. Teams participating are girls basketball, girls volleyball, girls and boys swimming, and two boys baseball teams.
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