2013 Games Coming to Fort Lauderdale

April 28, 2012 by  

This time next year, Fort Lauderdale will be the most heavily protected area in the State.

The 2013 Florida Police and Fire Games will be held in Fort Lauderdale with approximately 3,500 police officers and firefighters expected to compete in a variety of challenges and competitions. Print companies in Fort Lauderdale should watch for the opportunity to print posters, flyers, hand bills, bib numbers, athlete rosters and results forms.

This is the first time that the city has played host to the games which will take place over the course of a week. It’s the first time since 1993 that South Florida has been chosen to host the games. When scouting the location for the 2013 edition of the Police and Fire Games, organizers were said to like what Ford Lauderdale had to offer and have already decided that the games will be held there again in 2014.

The amenities offered, such as plenty of hotel and accommodation options played a part in the selection committee’s decision said Jolene Coats, director of operations for the group.

This is the 27th year for the Police and Fire Games, an event similar to the Olympics. There are over 40 different types of competitive sports such as baseball, track and field, archery and even bowling. The Olympic-style games, currently in their 27th year, will feature more than 40 competitive sports, including archery, baseball, basketball, bowling and track and field.

Many sports facilities throughout Ford Lauderdale will be involved as the games take place next year. Facilities in Broward County, located next door, will also host some events.

The games are also open to U.S. military personnel. Complete information is available at lawgames.org.