Dellinger Park in Cartersville has been the site of the annual Disc Dog World Championships.
The Cartersville Gymnastics Center, home to the Cartersville Twisters, served as the pre-Olympic training facility for the Men’s Olympic team from Belarus prior to the 1996 Games.
Emerson is home to LakePoint Sports, a renowned sports destination attracting athletes from around the country participating in a variety of year-round sports competitions in baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, cheer, and lacrosse.
Between 1960 and 2020, local high school teams have won over 40 state championships in baseball, football, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, tennis, and wrestling.
The Woodland High School Band marched in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Several Bartow County athletes have gone on to play professional sports in the NFL, MLB, and NBA.