The Show-Me STATE GAMES will include a variety of different events this weekend. Among these are lacrosse, high school basketball and volleyball, adult soccer, youth tackle football, pickleball, par-3 golf and swimming. Here is the full schedule.
The Missouri State Senior Games, open to athletes age 50 and older, will also take place this weekend. Seniors from all over the state and beyond will gather in Columbia to compete in this Olympic-style sports festival. Events for the Senior Games began on Thursday. Here is that full schedule.
The other two weekends of the 2015 Show-Me STATE GAMES are scheduled for July 17-19 and 24-26. These three weekends together include more than 40 different events that are open to all ages and ability levels. Registration is still open for all July events and information can be found at www.smsg.org.
“We are anticipating another great summer of events here. The Show-Me STATE GAMES is such a great way to promote physical activity and fun throughout Missouri, and we’re really excited to get them started,” said Emily Lorenz, marketing and media coordinator for the Show-Me STATE GAMES.
This year the GAMES continued its tradition of running the torch across the state of Missouri with Torch Runs. This spring the torch has traveled through eight cities including Joplin, Springfield, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis and St. Charles. The final legs of the run will take place on Friday, July 17 in Jefferson City at 11 a.m. at the Missouri State Capitol and in Columbia at 3:30 p.m. The torch will then make its way to Mizzou Arena for the Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday July 17.