State Games of America at a Glance
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 31 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games.
When is the event held?
The event is hosted every two years.
Where is the event held?
The 2013 State Games of America will be hosted in Hershey/Harrisburg, PA, July 31 – August 4.
|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)|