FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wendy Brown, Head of ICG 2018 Twinsburg Delegation
The Lady Barons U14 Girls to participate in the 2019 Winter International Children’s Games in Lake Placid, NY
Twinsburg, OH (Jan. 6, 2019) - A large youth delegation from Northeastern Ohio to attend the 8th Winter International Children’s Games in Lake Placid from January 6-11, 2019. Over 1,000 youth athletes and coaches from over 70 international cities are expected to be represented. The games are an opportunity for children to combine sports with cultural exchanges and educational programs. The delegation is being supported by a number of local organizations including the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, host of the 2004 International Children’s Games.
The Lady Barons hockey team aged thirteen to fifteen will represent Northeast Ohio and compete in the first female hockey competition of the International Children’s Games. Other disciplines at the event include nordic skiing, alpine skiing, figure skating, speed skating, biathlon, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
“This is an incredible opportunity for children from our community to engage in international competition while cultivating friendships with children from all over the world,” stated David Gilbert, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission President and CEO and International Children Games Executive Committee Vice President. “The experience is a unique mix of sportsmanship, fellowship and civic pride.”
The International Children’s Games will welcome approximately 1,000 competitors, coaches and staff from around 70 different cities. What a better place could there be for an ice hockey competition than Lake Placid, NY.
The team does have costs over and above what is provided by the ICG such as bus, team uniforms and warmups and would welcome any sponsors or donations.
About the International Children’s Games
The International Children’s Games (ICG) are an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned event. Children from cities around the world between the ages of 13 and 15 participate in a variety of winter sports. The aim of the ICG is to promote peace and friendship among the world’s youth through a focus on sports. The first International Children’s Games were held in Slovenia in 1968. Cleveland was selected to host the Summer International Children’s Games in 2004. For more information, visit international-childrens-games.org and lakeplacid2019.com