What an incredible Games! Between July 4th and 7th, over 400 athletes from the City of Lethbridge converged on the Town and Municipal District of Taber to compete in over 20 different events.The City of Lethbridge finished second overall behind the MD of Taber, collecting a combined 257 medals: 95 individual gold, 18 team gold, 62 individual silver, 16 team silver, 59 individual bronze, and 7 team bronze medals. WOW!! Once all the results were tallied, we finished with 3912 total points! This has been Lethbridge's second-best finish in history, only falling behind the 2016 Lethbridge contingent of 600 athletes.
Here are just a few of the many highlights sent to the Director's office:
- Major Baseball - Gold Medal
- Minor Baseball - Gold Medal (Team 1) and Bronze Medal (Team 2)
- Tad Orr - 5 Gold Medals in 5 Individual Athletics Events
- Pickleball - Gold in Doubles 51-64 Mixed and Doubles 65+ Mens
- Badminton - Gold in Open Mens Singles (Coby Iwaasa) and U18 Girls Singles (Ali Fournier)
- Ball Hockey - Silver Medal for U12 Ball Hockey
- Soccer - Gold Medal for U16, Silver Medal for U10 Team 2 and Bronze Medal for U18
- Cycling - 12 medals total
- 3/5/10km run - 9 medals total
- Athletics - 66 medals total
“The Southern Alberta Summer Games was an awesome experience for everyone involved, no matter the capacity of their involvement. People of all ages were able to showcase their talent and it was great seeing all the regions coming together to support those not just from their region, but from other regions as well. There was no shortage of laughs and enjoyment on people's faces at every venue, and that truly is what the Games are about!” says Jordan Calladine, Lethbridge’s Regional Director for the SASG. “Team Lethbridge was especially strong in athletics, baseball, swimming, and pickleball. One of my favourite things about the Southern Alberta Summer Games is witnessing the appreciation and development of sport in the South, especially in younger athletes. It is a fun grassroots event, where there is an event for everyone!”
In total, there were over 2200 athletes competing at this year’s Southern Alberta Summer Games in 20+ events from 13 regions from within Southern Alberta.
Full results from the 2017 Games, including regional and sports summaries, are available at: http://www.southernalbertasummergames.com/content/results.
The 50th Southern Alberta Summer Games will be held in Pincher Creek next summer and planning is already underway! Registration for the next Games begins May, 2019. To get information for next year's Games as soon as it becomes available, contact Jordan at [email protected] or 403-320-9371 to get your name added to the list!