Randy Owen Named Honorary Co-Chair of the World Games 2022

Randy Owen Named Honorary Co-Chair of the World Games 2022

Randy Owen, lead singer of the legendary band Alabama, has been named as one of the co-chairs of the World Games that are coming to his home state in 2022.

Randy says, “I’m so honored to join my fellow outstanding Alabamians, Charles Barkley, Dr. Henry Panion, and those yet to be announced, in helping bring this event to Alabama.”

In all the support the state has shown him throughout his career, Randy thinks that Alabama is a great choice for the 2022 World Games, “The people in our state have made a tremendous impact on my life and career, and I’m happy to show the world what Alabama is all about. Our people are as diverse as the landscape in our beautiful state. It is my hope that we are able to bring that uniqueness to the forefront and let the light of Alabama shine out into the world.”

Randy adds, “My home and heart will always be in Alabama, and now it is the home of The World Games 2022!”

The World Games 2022 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ unique venues around the greater metropolitan area.

The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place in July of 2022 from the 7th to the 17th, and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Learn more about The World Games 2022 Birmingham at twg2022.com.

Photo courtesy of Alabama

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Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter