Columbus, GA to host collegiate and professional competitions airing
nationally on ESPN2 and ESPNU
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac announced today that it has signed a two-year agreement as title sponsor of the Aflac Outdoor Games. The inaugural three-day event is scheduled for June 27 - 29, 2008 at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, GA. Aflac Outdoor Games will include a variety of unique outdoor sports and activities including the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series which will be nationally televised on ESPN2 and ESPNU.
"We are excited about Aflac's title sponsorship of the Outdoor Games," said Paul Amos II, president and chief operating officer, Aflac U.S. "The event will help showcase Columbus to a national audience while providing families an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and witness some exciting sports entertainment."
Aflac Outdoor Games is a combination of several events including the Collegiate and Professional Championships of the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series, a competition consisting of eight competitive events that challenge competitors in the arenas of strength, endurance, stamina, tool skill and agility.
Aflac Outdoor Games has partnered with STIHL(R) to bring the STIHL(R)
TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series to Columbus in 2008 and 2009. The events include Hot
Saw, Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Standing Chop, Single Buck Saw, Speed
Climb, Springboard and the Boom Run. In addition to the STIHL(R)
TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series, the Aflac Outdoor Games will be host to national
and local barbeque cooking contests as well as sporting competitions for
dogs. The 2008 Pig Bowl event will be officially endorsed by the Kansas
City Barbeque Society, an organization that has sanctioned almost 300
barbeque contests throughout the United States. The dog competitions will
include champion Agility Dog demonstrations, and a "DockDogs" event in
which canines leap from a platform across a pool of wate
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