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Sorry for my nerd moment. This. Is AWESOME. Just got this Press Release and as a huge Potterhead… this is awesome! This is gonna AWESOME for the area! We’re going to be ALL over it!
Augusta to host Quidditch Regional Championship
Augusta, GA (July 12, 2012) – The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) and the International Quidditch Association (IQA) have announced that Augusta, GA will host the 2013 IQA Southern Regional Championship. The two-day tournament will attract more than 20 collegiate and club teams from 15 states throughout the south. Additional details, including the event venue and date will be announced soon.
Inspired by the game of Quidditch, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, the sport was adapted by students at Middlebury College in 2005. The IQA is a magical nonprofit dedicated to promoting the sport of Quidditch and inspiring young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives. With nearly 700 teams in 28 states, Quidditch is one of the country’s fastest-growing sports. The South region represents one of the most vibrant Quidditch communities in the United States.
“The Augusta Sports Council is thrilled to support our community by bringing new, different and exciting sporting events, like Quidditch, to Augusta,” says ASC CEO Brinsley Thigpen. “We are confident that the first Southern Regional Championship will be a fun and athletic adventure for participants and spectators alike.”
For more information about the IQA and the sport of Quidditch, please visit InternationalQuidditch.org.