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Monthly News & Updates

March 2024 2023 | Vol. 23

Spring Into Sports

FIRST Robotics

Don’t miss out! FIRST Robotics will be hosting the District Qualifying Event, February 29th – March 2nd, at the ExtraCo Events Center. Witness the innovation and teamwork of talented young engineers as they battle their robots in a test of design and strategy. Perfect for family entertainment, come support and cheer on these inspiring competitors in a showcase of STEM excellence.

TAPPS Basketball

Experience the excitement of the TAPPS Basketball Championships at University High and Robinson High Schools, February 28th – March 2nd. Watch as top high school teams across Texas compete for the ultimate title in a display of skill, teamwork, and grit. This a perfect chance for basketball enthusiasts and families to come be part of some of the state’s biggest HS games in our backyard!  

Upcoming Events

Check out what events are coming up in Waco and how you can get involved.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for new community partners! Please email [email protected] if you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities with new events for your business.

GWSC Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to check out upcoming opportunities.

In the pipeline for Waco Sports

A Word from Dr. Adesina

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common condition in young children and adolescents who are physically active. It typically is seen during growth spurts and resolves after the growth plates close.

The patella tendon attaches to a growth plate at the tibial tubercle. Repetitive tugging on this results in pain and localized swelling. Some kids will complain of a bump below the knee. Pain is worsened with running and jumping and tends to resolve spontaneously within 24-48 hours after activity. This condition can be seen in one or both knees.

Treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease is intended to decrease the stress at the tibial tubercle. This includes activity modification and quadriceps stretching. A Chopat strap can also be worn to transfer the tension away from the tibial tubercle. In addition, ice and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used to help with pain and swelling after activities. Kids are allowed to continue to participate in sports as long as their function isn’t altered.

 
 
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Mike's Message

Executive Director, Greater Waco Sports Commission

I’m thrilled to announce that Waco is gearing up for an exhilarating spring season filled with sports events. Get ready! We have the privilege to host activities ranging from the Glow Run to the Donut Dash and a half marathon. Alongside regional and state tournaments in robotics, volleyball, basketball, and pickleball.

Many of Waco’s natural venues will be utilized this spring, like Cameron Park featuring the Cameron Park Blowout mountain biking competition and a professional disc golf competition hosted by The WACO that is streamed nationally. In addition to these events, Trading House Creek Reservoir will promote one of our great water resources through rowing competitions hosted by Waco Rowing Center in April.

These events not only contribute significantly to our community’s economic vitality through tourism, but they also create unique opportunities for us to compete and experience something fun and healthy for all ages alongside others – truly. If there’s one thing COVID has taught us four years ago, it’s to take advantage of engaging in these opportunities when you can. I can’t wait to see you at one of these events!