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Balch & Bingham Sponsors The World Games 2022 Birmingham

Balch & Bingham is excited to announce that the firm will serve as a Patron sponsor of The World Games, which will take place in Birmingham in 2022. 

Balch is proud to support this extraordinary, international sports event that brings together 3,600 athletes from over 100 different countries. Held every four years, 2022 marks not only the games’ 40th anniversary but the first time the event has returned to the U.S. since the inaugural World Games in Santa Clara, California, in 1981. 

“We are  proud to support  The World Games 2022. The firm has always striven to be a productive influence in Birmingham since our inception in 1922 and I’m honored that we will be a part of something that will shine a global light on the city we call home,” said Stan Blanton, managing partner. “The World Games is more than just a sporting event. This event is a celebration of people who come together with a spirit of community, friendship and respectful competitiveness. I look forward to our firm participating in what is set to be the largest international sporting event in the Southeast region in 25 years.”

All eyes will be on Birmingham when The World Games officially kick off on July 7, 2022. For 11 days, this once-in-a-lifetime experience will showcase the best of Birmingham as the host city and generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact for the city. 

Service to our community is an important part of Balch’s corporate culture, and it passionately guides many of our firm-wide efforts.