July 8, 2015 6:31 pm
Updated: July 8, 2015 7:58 pm

Claresholm hosts Southern Alberta Summer Games


WATCH: The Southern Alberta Summer Games kicked off in Claresholm Wednesday. Matt Battachio has the sights and sounds of the kickoff event.

LETHBRIDGE – In one of the biggest sporting events of the summer, over 2,000 athletes  descended upon Claresholm Wednesday morning. From 100-metre hurdles to bridge, the Southern Alberta Summer Games features over 20 events  for young and old.

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“I love the idea of bringing everyone together over a common love of something,” said Southern Alberta Summer Games coordinator Eden Hoff. “If it’s sports, Southern Alberta, your grandchildren, just to bring everyone together—that’s the main thing.”

Athletes could be found throughout the town’s sporting facilities, with one competitor leaping higher than the rest in the high jump area.

“High jump is definitely my favourite event,” said Tilley native Delaney Tateson. “The bar is kind of scary, but when you jump over it, it’s such a relief, and it’s just really fun to compete.”

Tateson won the girl’s high jump event and hopes to be back at the games next year. She shares a love for sport that so many have at the annual event.

The Southern Alberta Summer Games come to a close on Saturday, July 11.

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