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.).
The State Games of America have been conducted biennially since 1999, with host cities including:
St. Louis (1999, 2001)
Colorado Springs (2005, 2007, 2009)
San Diego (2011)
Hershey-Harrisburg, PA (2013)
Lincoln, NE (2015)
2017 State Games of America - Grand Rapids, Michigan
The West Michigan Sports Commission, Experience Grand Rapids and the Meijer State Games of Michigan will host the State Games of America. The 2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids is expected to attract 12,000 competitors. Most recently, the largest State Games of America was held in Lincoln, NE with over 15,000 total participants.
Dates: August 3 - 6, 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
National Congress of State Games
The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) is a membership organization comprised of 30 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations and a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Multi Sport Organizational Council. The mission of the NCSG is to support State Games member organizations in the promotion of health, fitness and character building through multi-sport competitions and physical activities.