The Columbus Sports Council, in partnership with T.E.A.M Columbus, Columbus Fire and EMS, Columbus Police Department, and Muscogee County Sheriff's Department announced that the 2023 and 2024 Police and Fire Games are headed to our Amazing City.
They will compete in week long events such as toughest cop and toughest firefighter. They will also have traditional competitions like golf, basketball, softball and more.
Fire-EMS Chief Salvatore Scarpa said, "Hosting the Games will provide a renewed sense of the competitive spirit and allows us to share our community with the rest of the great State of Georgia."
"Our agency has agreed to support this initiative and we look forward to the opportunity to showcase the City of Columbus," stated F.D. Blackmon, Chief of Police.
Greg Countryman, Sheriff of Muscogee County, commented that he looks forward to a safe and enjoyable competitive games experience.
"The Columbus Sports Council in partnership with T.E.A.M. Columbus (Visit Columbus, Columbus Parks and Recreation, Columbus Convention and Trade Center, and many other city entities), is absolutely delighted to work alongside our amazing Columbus First Responders to coordinate this incredible opportunity for our community," said Merri Sherman, Executive Director of the Columbus Sports Council. Hosting competitors in our city from all over the state allows us the opportunity to share why we are proud to call this community home. The local economy will also see a boost from hosting the Games as the estimated economic impact is well over $500,000.
Watch the announcement on WTVM