LINCOLN, Neb. (May 25, 2022) —Nebraska Sports Council officials have issued a reminder to athletes that the deadline to receive a free shirt with paid registration in the Cornhusker State Games is June 1. Those who register on or after June 2 can purchase apparel in the CSG online store, but will not receive the free shirt. Entry fees will remain the same for most sports through the final entry deadline, July 5.
More than 3,000 Nebraskans are already registered for the 2022 Games, which offers competition in more than 70 sports as well as a statewide Torch Run and Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies. Most competitions take place July 15-24, and those interested can find information and register at CornhuskerStateGames.com.
Other highlights from the recent report:
· The top sports in registration include: Ice Hockey (394), Shooting Sports (211), Walk Events (186), Track & Field (182), Softball (169) and Basketball (150)
· Two sports, Powerlifting (147) and Curling (38) have already exceeded their final totals from 2021.
· The virtual portion of the CSG Torch Run began Monday, and the first live leg is June 4. Both virtual and live options remain open for registration. It is free to participate, thanks to the sponsorship of the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, and all runners receive a Torch Run shirt.
· The CSG Opening Ceremonies, set for July 15th at Seacrest Field in Lincoln and free for registered athletes, will feature a freestyle motocross exhibition by X-Games veteran Scott Murray, who was among the first riders to execute a double back-flip on a motorcycle. Murray will be joined by fellow riders Logan Allan and Zac DiPaolo, who is also a two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor.
The Cornhusker State Games is an event of the Nebraska Sports Council, which also conducts the Lincoln and Omaha Corporate Games, the Pumpkin Run, the Nebraska AAU Grand Prix Volleyball Tournament and the WellPower Movement. Platinum sponsors include: Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, the Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Orthopaedic Center and Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln.
Learn more at NebraskaSportsCouncil.com.