Carson City deputies and firefighters will be among an estimated 8,000 from across the Western states competing in this year's Police and Fire Games.
For the first time in the games' 39-year history, the competition, formerly known as the California Police and Fire Games, will be held outside of California.
From July 23-30, athletes from Nevada, California, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, Oregon and Washington will compete in events such as motocross, swimming, soccer, mountain biking, running, ice hockey and horseshoes, among more than 55 sporting events scheduled.
Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Bob White will take part in the softball tournament, and Chief Deputy Steve Schuette will participate in a shooting competition. A complete list of deputies participating was not available. Fire Chief Stacey Giomi said he was certain Carson City firefighters would also participate.
Venues range from Donner Lake for a triathlon, to downtown Reno for Ultimate Fighting to Fernley for a paintball competition.
The games are open to all active or retired law enforcement and fire service personnel.
For information or to get a listing of games, times and locations, go to http://www.wspfg2005.org.
All events are free and open to the public.