June 29, 2018

State Games Final Deadline is July 6

6,000 athletes registered—Opening Ceremonies set for July 20
 
LINCOLN, Neb. (June 29, 2018) – The final deadline to register for most sports in the 2018 Cornhusker State Games is Friday, July 6.  Those interested can find information and register at CornhuskerStateGames.com.
 
More than 6,000 athletes have already registered for the Games, most of which take place July 20-29.  Competition is offered in more than 60 sports at venues in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.  Thus far, athletes from 169 Nebraska communities and 21 different states have enrolled. 
 
Top sports so far include volleyball—550, shooting sports—451, ice hockey—423, basketball—403 and track & field—401.  Athletes range in age from two (Dillon Booth, Papillion) to 90 (Bernie Moran, Columbus) years old.
 
Besides the competition, each registered athlete receives a shirt, Opening Ceremonies pass and SportFest athlete meal.  Opening Ceremonies take place July 20 at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field in Lincoln and feature the parade of athletes, skydivers, fireworks, mascots and caldron-lighting by a mystery celebrity-athlete.
 
The Cornhusker State Games is a program of the Nebraska Sports Council, which also conducts the Mud Run, Pumpkin Run, NE150 Challenge and the Nebraska Corporate Games.  Platinum partners include Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, LinPepCo and Nebraska Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.  Learn more at NebraskaSportsCouncil.com.  
 
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NOTE:  Search by city or county for local participants HERE.  Request interviews at info@NebraskaSportsCouncil.com or call 402-471-2544.
 
 

 

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June 29, 2018- The final deadline to register for most sports in the 2018 Cornhusker State Games is Friday, July 6 Read more...