Hi all, just wanted to drop a quick Tampa Bay Sports update on you about a great event coming up! From May 6-9, 2010, Tampa will play host to the 2010 Dixie Games, produced by the Dixie Athletic Association. As a way to significantly increase awareness and support for the local team, Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay, over 150 athletes with various physical impairments will display their talent for families, coaches, and officials from across the US.

Hosted by Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department with the Dixie Athletic Association, the 30th Anniversary Event will take place at the Mondo track at the University of South Florida in Tampa

Olympic-style competitions are held in track & field, swimming, archery, table tennis, fencing and weightlifting. Athletes with such disabilities as cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations/limp deficiencies and spinal cord injuries have attended this competition for over 25 years with nearly 600 family members, friends, and volunteers in support.

The mission of the Dixie Athletic Association is to enhance lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through competitive sport. Log on to www.DixieGames.com for more information and a full schedule of events.

That's it for now, but stay tuned in for more Tampa Bay area events updates!