2010 Show-Me State Games Changes

Columbia, MO, April 25, 2010 --(PR.com)-- In 2009, the Show-Me State Games, Missouri’s Olympic-style sports festival, celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. To kick off the next 25, the Show-Me State Games is making several changes for 2010.

Many sports previously contested in August, including adult soccer and adult basketball, are moving to June 11-13. Other sports moving to June 11-13 include cross country, lacrosse, dodgeball, youth football, 3v3 Soccerfest, par-3 golf, pickleball, swimming and ballroom dance. Deadlines for these events vary, and details are available at https://www.smsg.org//.

The Missouri State Senior Games, combined with the Show-Me State Games last year in recognition of the twenty-fifth anniversary, will be contested June 11-13 as well. The events will be separate with their own medals, t-shirts and many different sports. The deadline to register for the Senior Games is May 21.

The other two weekends of the SMSG are scheduled as usual, during the weekends of July 16-18 and July 23-25. All sports are now open for registration at https://www.smsg.org//.

One final change is the introduction of the Show-Me State Games Olympic Village on July 16-17 and a revamped Opening Ceremonies on July 16. While details are still in development, expect a festival-like atmosphere with entertainment and family fun geared for Show-Me State Games participants and non-participants alike.

“Through these changes, we hope to grow these events and provide even more opportunities for health, fitness, family and fun for Missourians,” said Emily Lorenz, Marketing and Media Coordinator for the Show-Me State Games.

The Show-Me State Games was established in 1985 as a non-profit program of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health. Now the largest state games in the nation, the Show-Me State Games is hosted by the University of Missouri. In addition to the summer games, the Show-Me State Games offers events throughout the year to promote health, fitness, family and fun. For a complete schedule of events and more details about the Show-Me State Games, visit www.smsg.org or call 573-882-2101.

For media interested in interviews about the Show-Me State Games 2010 changes, please contact Emily Lorenz at 573-882-2105.

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Emily Lorenz