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Edinburg to Host TAAF Swimming and Basketball State Competitions

Edinburg, Texas (July 26, 2017) ­­— The Swimming and Basketball Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Games are headed to Edinburg this weekend.

Swimmers of all ages, from across Texas, will go for the gold starting on Thursday, July 27, at the Edinburg Municipal Water Park located at 125 East Palm Drive.

The competition is divided into six sessions as follows:

Thursday July 27, 4 p.m.

Session 1- Boys ages 11-14

Friday July 28, 9 a.m.

Session 2- Boys 9-10 & 15-17

Session 3- Girls 9-10 & 15-17 (2 p.m.)

Saturday July 29, 9 a.m.

Session 4- Men 18 & over, Boys 8 & under

Session 5- Women 18 & over, Girls 8 & under (2 p.m.)

Sunday July 30, 9 a.m.

Session 6- Girls 11-14

Spectator fee is $7 per session or $35 for all six sessions. 

Meanwhile, more than 60 teams will take part in the basketball competition happening inside the Edinburg Sports & Wellness Center located at 315 East Palm Drive.  Competition will take place on Saturday July 29, and Sunday, July 30 beginning at 8 a.m. The teams made up of 8-10 players will play on all six courts including the Rio Grande Valley Vipers practice gyms. Brackets will be posted on the City of Edinburg Website www.cityofedinburg.com and the TAAF website www.taaf.com on Thursday, July 27. 

The basketball competition includes:  boys & girls youth division, adult men’s & women, men 6’ & under, men’s open, and women’s open.  The fee to attend this event for children is $2 for a one day pass and $5 for a weekend pass, adults $7 for a one day pass and $10 for a weekend pass.

For safety purposes, Palm Drive will be closed beginning on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to allow competitors safe access to and from the Sports and Wellness Center, the swimming pool, and the Activity Center which will serve as the staging area for swimmers.  Parents dropping off or picking up children attending the Parks & Recreation Youth Connection Summer Program will need to park in the ECISD Football Stadium Parking Lot and walk the children across the street.

The public is encouraged to access the parking areas via Closner Boulevard, Stadium Drive, or Dawson Drive.

Palm Drive will re-open to the public on Monday morning.