Horsham set for Tri State Games
More than 330 athletes with disabilities will gather in Horsham for week-long Tri State Games from Sunday.
It will be the third year in a row the games will be in Horsham.
Disability-support organisations from across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia bring athletes to the games.
The focus of the event is to promote participation, friendly competition and positive, social interaction between adults with disabilities.
Event committee member Suzy Shaw said it was exciting to welcome the event back to Horsham.
“It’s unusual that a town is asked to host the event for a third year, so we’re very humbled and are looking forward to putting on another spectacular event for the participants, their supporters, and our community,” she said.
“A variety of sports will be on display including team sports such as cricket, netball, lawn bowls and soccer, through to athletics and swimming.
“There’s also indoor sports being contested on the Friday including table tennis, pool, darts, carpet bowls, quoits, basketball throw and bean-bag accuracy.
“The participants and their supporters will also enjoy evening functions throughout the week, giving them a chance to relax, unwind, and socialise.”
A Horsham street parade and official opening from 9.30am on Monday will welcome the competitors.
The community has an invitation to follow the parade along Pynsent, Firebrace, Mclachlan and Darlot streets to its conclusion at May Park to show support.
More information about the Tri State Games is available online at www.tristategames. com.au.