Getting ready for the games
Sun 10 Jun 2018
With less than a month to go, organisers of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games are gearing up for the ‘biggest and best’ weekend event yet, giving local people the chance to try a wide range of sports and activities for free.
As part of the final preparations, Dennis Kennedy, organiser of the Community Games, joined mascot Buddy to visit local estate agency Green & Company, a main sponsor of the event since it started in 2012.
Green & Company will once again be taking its football challenge, with staff volunteering their time to offer prizes and giveaways to those attending the free event on July 7th and 8th.
A wide selection of local sports and activity clubs, community initiatives and charitable organisations will be joining forces at Wyndley Leisure Centre on July 7th and 8th for the Community Games, which aims to give everyone an opportunity to try their hand at the enormous variety of sports played and activities enjoyed in and around Sutton Coldfield.
This year there will be more than 60 sports and activities available for people to try over the two-day event, which is run entirely by volunteers – and all for free.
Dennis Kennedy said: “The Sutton Coldfield Community Games continues to grow each year. We had more than 10,000 people attend last year and with the region still on a high from the confirmation that Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, we’re hoping to go even better this year and make it the biggest and best weekend yet.
“It’s a fantastic way to get the community together but this event is only possible thanks to generosity of our sponsors and volunteers. Green & Company has supported the Games since day one and we’re extremely grateful to all the local organisations that support the Games.”
Chris Green from Green & Company said: “This is our sixth year supporting the Community Games and we’re proud to be involved in such a fantastic community initiative.
“The Community Games is a wonderful example of communities coming together in a positive, inspiring way and the work that Dennis and the Games committee has done year after year is nothing short of remarkable.
“I urge anybody in the area, particularly those with young children, to get down to Wyndley Leisure Centre on July 7th or 8th and experience the fun-packed event for yourself.”
Visit www.suttongames.co.uk for more details.