State Games of America
What is it and who can participate?
The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation. There are currently 30 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games.
When is the event held?
The event is hosted every two years on the odd year (i.e. 2015, 2017, etc.).
Where is the next event held?
The 2017 State Games of America will be hosted in Grand Rapids, MI August 3 -6.
|Previous Host Cities||Year||Number of Sports||Guest Torch Lighter|
|St. Louis, MO||1999||15||Jackie Joyner Kersey|
|St. Louis, MO||2001||15||Jackie Joyner Kersey|
|Hartford, CT||2003||15||Suzy Whaley (Pro Golfer)|
|Colorado Springs, CO||2005||24||Rulon Gardner|
|Colorado Springs, CO||2007||29||Michelle Kwan|
|Colorado Springs, CO||2009||31||Henry Cejudo|
|San Diego, CA||2011||24||Evan Pittman (FL Athlete)|
|Lincoln, NE||2015||60+||Lolo Jones and Jordan Burroughs|
|Grand Rapids, MI||2017||50+|
What sports are offered?
The number of sports hosted in a State Games competition varies depending on the host city. For more information and specifics on the 2017 State Games of America, please visit www.StateGamesofAmerica.com