The 61st Greater Flint Olympian and CANUSA Games kicked off on July 11 with official Opening Ceremonies at Northwestern High School’s Guy V. Houston Stadium. All Flint and Genesee County residents were invited to attend the festivities which began with a Physical Fitness Walk at 9:30am, followed by an official opening of the Games, a break for lunch, and an Olympian Games Field Day and Olympian Sports Skills event.
Flint will host the CANUSA Games this year for the first time since 2014. Young athletes will compete in 16 sporting events in and around Flint and Genesee County through July 23, in hopes of being selected to compete against athletes from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on August 11-13.
The archery competition and hockey tryouts will take place on Sunday, July 16. For venue information, eligibility rules and the complete schedule of events, visit www.canusagames.weebly.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 810.760.5262.