The AAU Junior Olympic Games is the largest, national, multi-sporting event conducted annually for youth. For the first time, Houston will host the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games, July 25 – August 4, 2012. Approximately 15,000 participants representing the 50 states and U.S. territories will take part in 18 various sports, with AAU national champions being crowned in each one. With an estimated 30,000 spectators, the economic impact for the local host communities is estimated at over $60 million. 2,000 volunteers are needed for this prestigious, national event.
“The AAU Junior Olympic Games pride itself with the Nation’s most outstanding athletes year in and year out,” said Paul Campbell, Chairman. “This event provides a unique opportunity for youth athletes of different sports to come together. Founded in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, multi-sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs for all ages. Over 500,000 participants and 50,000 volunteers share AAU’s philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever.”
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