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Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games
Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes. The event is recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee.

The concept was developed in New York in 1978 with the Empire State Games. Nationally, more than 400,000 athletes compete in their states' Games every year.

For more information, call 770-528-3581.

* Archery 900 Round
Saturday, July 16
Earl O'Neal Sports Complex (2709 Old Covington Road NE, Conyers, 30013)

* Archery 3-D
Saturday, May 28
Sweetwater Archery Club (7201 Cedar Mountain Road, Douglasville, 30135)

* Badminton
Sunday, July 10
Ramsey Student Center (University of Georgia, 300 River Road, Athens, 30602)

* Baseball -- Youth
Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17
Throughout Cobb County

* Basketball -- Boys
Dates and location TBA

* Basketball -- Girls
Dates and location TBA

* Baton & Twirling
Sunday, June 6
Fair Oaks Community Center (1465 West Booth Road, Marietta, 30008)

* BMX Cycling
Saturday, July 30
Peachtree City Track (201 McIntosh Trail, 30269)

* Bowling
Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10
Brunswick Zone (6345 Spalding Drive, Norcross, 30092)

* Boxing
Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24
Location TBA

* Cycling -- Criterium
Sunday, July 10
West Oak Business Park (Marietta, 30062)

* Cycling -- Road Race
Saturday, July 9
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (intersection of Mt. Pleasant Road and Nalley Road, Fairmount, 30139)

* Cycling -- Time Trials
Sunday, July 10
West Oak Business Park

* Diving
Saturday, July 9
Central Aquatic Center (520 Fairground Street SE, Marietta, 30060)

* Equestrian
Saturday, June 11
Red Horse Stables (2800 West Highway 5, Bowdon, 30108)

* Fencing
Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26
Fair Oaks Community Center

* Handball
Dates TBA
Athletic Club Northeast (1515 Sheridan Road NE, Atlanta, 30324)

* Judo
Saturday, June 18
Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club (790 Berne Street, Atlanta, 30316)

* Lacrosse
Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17
Braly Soccer Complex (775 Industrial Boulevard North, Dallas, 30132)

* Mountain Biking
Saturday, July 23 (warm-up) - Sunday, July 24 (competition)
Olde Rope Mill Park (Olde Rope Mill Road off Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock, 30188)

* Power Soccer
Sunday, July 17
Fair Oaks Community Center

* Racquetball
Dates and location TBA

* Rock Climbing
Dates TBA
Life Time Fitness (11555 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek, 30097)

* Rugby
Saturday, July 16
Location TBA

* Running -- Trail Race
Saturday, July 23
Olde Rope Mill Park

* Shooting -- Air Rifle
Saturday, July 16
Allatoona High School (3300 Dallas Acworth Highway NW, Acworth, 30101)

* Shooting -- BB Gun
Saturday, May 7
Location TBA

* Shooting -- Shotgun
Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10
Saturday: Tom Lowe Shooting Grounds (3070 Merk Road SW, Atlanta, 30349)
Sunday: Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort (895 Baptist Camp Road, Griffin, 30223)

* Softball
Sunday, July 10 - Monday, July 11
Location TBA

* Squash
Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8
Life Time Fitness

* Swimming -- Adult/Masters and Youth
Saturday, June 18
Central Aquatic Center

* Swimming -- Open Water
Saturday, July 16
Lake Acworth

* Table Tennis
Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17
Lucky Shoals Recreation Center (4651 Britt Road, Norcross, 30093)

* Taekwondo
Saturday, May 14
Kennesaw Mountain High School (1898 Due West Road, Kennesaw, 30152)

* Tennis -- Adult
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
Harrison Tennis Center (2653 Shallowford Road, Marietta, 30066)

* Tennis -- Youth
Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8
Harrison Tennis Center

* Track & Field -- Open/Masters
Sunday, July 17
Marietta High School (1171 Whitlock Avenue SW, 30064)

* Track & Field -- Youth
Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17
Marietta High School

* Volleyball
Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10
Location TBA

* Water Polo
Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, July 31
Dynamo Swim Center (1445 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, 30338)

* Weightlifting -- Olympic
Saturday, July 30
Newnan Recreation Center (39 Hospital Road, 30263)

* Weightlifting -- Power
Saturday, July 16
Ironbeast Barbell (622 Shallowford Road NW, Gainesville, 30504)

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