April Spotlight

Alabama Living Magazine

Birmingham in the spotlight for The World Games 2022

Vulcan and Vesta are the official mascots of The World Games 2022 and will entertain crowds and make special appearances leading up to the games.

The World Games 2022, set for July 7-17 in various venues around Birmingham, will be a unique opportunity for the Iron City as well as Alabama to garner some worldwide attention.
Thirty-four sports will be featured in the contest, drawing an estimated 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries. Some of the sports, such as gymnastics, powerlifting and softball, are familiar to Americans; others, such as squash, rollersports, korfball and finswimming may require a little education.
The competition is held every four years with support from the International Olympic Committee. Its economic impact is estimated at $256 million.

Birmingham-Southern College, one of the venues for The World Games 2022, will host three of the martial arts events: ju-jitsu, karate and wushu.

For more information about the featured sports, tickets, spectator policies, volunteering and more, visit twg2022.com or visit the event’s social media channels.

A unique gift idea for state park patrons

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation or birthday gift? The Alabama State Parks have just the thing for state park lovers: A gift card accepted at all the parks.

Gift cards are still offered at the larger parks and by calling 800-ALAPARK, but now there’s the added convenience of purchasing the gift cards online. Visit ReserveAlaPark.com and scroll down to “gift card” to learn more.

Visitors can use their card to pay for recreational activities and other park amenities, including food, golf, lodging, camping, gift shops and gate fees. The cards have no expiration date and are available in any dollar amount.

Whereville, AL

Identify and place this Alabama landmark and you could win $25! Winner is chosen at random from all correct entries. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. Send your answer with your name, address and the name of your rural electric cooperative. The winner and answer will be announced in the next month’s issue.

Submit by email: whereville@alabamaliving.coop, or by mail: Whereville, P.O. Box 244014, Montgomery, AL 36124.

Do you like finding interesting or unusual landmarks? Contribute a photo you took for an upcoming issue! Remember, all readers whose photos are chosen also win $25!

March’s answer: The Wetumpka Alleyway, which links Company and Hill streets, is a public art space for people to gather and enjoy the revitalized downtown area. Created by Main Street Wetumpka, the space features landscaping, a large mural that tells the stories of the original people of Wetumpka, and an interpretive panel that gives a timeline of the town’s development. (Photo by Allison Law of Alabama Living) The randomly drawn correct guess winner is Beth Owen of Central Alabama EC.


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