(Barrigada, Guam – March 22, 2012) The Guam Masters Sport Federation has formed a Non-Profit Organization working to bring together ten different sports for the 2012 Guam Master Games. The 2012 Masters Games will include the following sports: basketball, baseball, softball, grappling, running, golf, tennis, table tennis, paddling, and volleyball. The 2012 Games will represent the first time that all of the sports are being organized under one Federation.
Guam Masters Sports Federation has also formed a strategic alliance with Tropical Productions to help develop, organize and raise funds for the Federation. The strategic alliance between the Guam Masters Sports Federations and Tropical Productions will play a key role in helping the Masters Games develop as a major sports tourism event on Guam and the region. Tropical Production has successfully been integral in re-establishing, as well as continuing in the development of various sport leagues on island. Tropical Productions has produced Pacific Xtreme Combat for over 10 years, introduced the San Miguel Basketball League in 2009, brought back the Miller Football League in 2010 after a few years on hiatus, played an important role in assisting to launch the Micro Cup for the Micronesian Paddling Association, and looks forward to contributing more assistance in growing the sports industry on island.
The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) was constituted in 1995 from the International Federations to be the representative body of Masters Sports worldwide. The IMGA promotes lifelong competition, friendship, and understanding between mature sportspeople, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or sport status.
Organizing Regional and International The Guam Masters Sports Federation will offer multi-sports events for mature sports men and women, while promoting social interaction in a friendly atmosphere. The Guam Master Sports Federation will have no qualification requirements, other than the minimum age limits set by the international sports federations. There are no national teams or national representatives. Together athletes get to share a cultural and social experience while setting an example for their peers and younger generations.
The Federation envisions the Master’s Games growing into one Guam’s largest annual sporting tourism events with participants coming from all over Asia and the Pacific.
For More Information contact Ray Topasna, President of the Guam Sports Federation or Matt Sgro, Event Manager, Tropical Productions Inc.
Information from a press release.