AAU T&F at Grovetown High

This weekend, Grovetown High School will play host to the AAU Georgia Junior Olympic Track and Field Qualifier, and it's going to be an event you won't want to miss. From June 7th to June 9th, the school grounds will be alive with the energy of over 1,200 athletes, their families, and supporters, promising an atmosphere of thrilling competition. But it's not just about the thrill of the race; this event is set to have a significant economic impact, estimated at nearly $400,000, on the local area.

Leticia Beverly, Georgia AAU Track and Field District Director, expressed her excitement about returning to Columbia County, saying, "We are thrilled to be back in Columbia County for another exciting event. Grovetown High School provides an excellent venue for our athletes to showcase their talent, and we are grateful for the warm welcome from the community."

The impact of sports tourism on Columbia County cannot be overstated. Shelly Blackburn, Executive Director of Visit Columbia County, highlighted the significance of events like the Georgia AAU Track and Field meet, stating, "Sports tourism plays a vital role in our community's economy, bringing in visitors who support local businesses and contribute to the overall growth and vitality of the area. Events like these not only bring in visitors who support our local businesses but also shine a spotlight on Columbia County as a premier destination for sports events."

Join us in welcoming these incredible athletes and their families as they showcase their skills and dedication on the track. Spectators are invited to come out and witness the action firsthand. It's sure to be a weekend filled with excitement, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments.

When:  June 7-9, 2024, Gates open at 7AM each day
Where: Grovetown High School (2010 Warrior Way, Grovetown)
1-day pass: $15
2-day pass: $25
3-day pass: $35
For media inquiries or further information, please contact:
Michael McCovery
Head Coach, Lane 4 Track Club
817-825-6617 Mobile