Fort McDowell, Arizona - The athletes are lacing up their shoes and getting ready to compete in the 12th Annual Lori Piestewa National Native American Games, the nations largest Native American sports festival of its kind. With a track record of participation from over 21 states, 119 cities, 72 tribes, athletes competing from ages 6-78, this years event is continuing the trend of growth.
The seven sport festival is kicking off tonight with Athlete Check in for 112 Basketball teams at the Fort McDowell Radisson Hotel from 4p to 7p. 7 Baseball teams, 41 Softball teams, 20+ Volleyball teams and numerous Cross Country, Track and Field and Wrestling athletes check in tomorrow at the Fort McDowell Radisson Hotel from 4p to 7p as well. Then "Let the Games Begin" at the various sites at the Fort Mc Dowell, Salt River, and Fountain Hills communities. All venues provide free entrance for spectators.
There is still an opportunity for athletes who are Native American to register onsite and compete in the Cross Country, Track & Field, and Wrestling events. The process is simple. Go online to www.gcsg.org and register online with a credit card, attend athlete check in, or go directly out to the venue the day of the event. Don't miss your chance to get signed up and leave your legacy on the field! Call the office if you have any questions at 480-517-9700.
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