Opening
Ceremonies

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Date, Time & Admission
SPORTFEST & OPENING CEREMONIES

Friday, July 15

East High School/Seacrest Field

 

SportFest 4:30 – 7 p.m. Lincoln East High School

Opening Ceremonies 8 – 9:30 p.m. Seacrest Field

Admission for SportFest & Opening Ceremonies is free for registered athletes with the CSG SuperPass. Spectator admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-17 and free for kids 5 and Under.

IMPORTANT NOTE – Packet Pickup for registered athletes will be available in the Lincoln East High School Main Gym Friday, July 15 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Athletes also have the option during registration to have packets shipped.  Athlete packets include: CSG Super Pass, good for admission to SportFest, Opening Ceremonies and all CSG sport venues where admission is charged and CSG athlete shirt for those registered on or before June 1.

Opening Ceremonies Program / Timeline

SportFest 4:30 – 7 p.m. Lincoln East High School

The SportFest Athlete Meal, including Arby’s sandwich, chips, Pepsi soft drinks/water and Hiland Dairy ice cream treats will be served from 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the East High Auditorium. Vendor Fair also takes place 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the East High hallways between the Main Gym and the Auditorium. A Nebraska Air National Guard Helicopter will be on display in the park just southeast of the main entrance; Guard personnel will be on hand to share information on the helicopter and general information on serving in the National Guard. Other free activities will be available in the park, including athlete/celebrity meet-and-greets and a world-record axe-throwing attempt by Seward native Jesse Rood at approximately 7 p.m. Parade of Athletes staging takes place from 7-8 p.m. in the park between East High and Seacrest Field.

Opening Ceremonies 8 – 9:30 p.m. Seacrest Field

Seacrest Field gates open at 6 p.m. and early-arriving guests can enjoy a Nebraska Sports Council video program and a mini-concert by the Lincoln Continentals barbershop choir. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8 p.m. as follows:

• Parade of Athletes (Parade Marshal: Kathi Wieskamp)
• Skydivers (Lincoln Sport Parachute Club)
• Special Introductions
• Presentation of Colors / Field Flag Unveiling (Nebraska National Guard)
• National Anthem (Lincoln Continentals)
• Oath of Athletes
• CSG New Sport Demo (7v7 Football)
• Freestyle Motocross Exhibition (Scott Murray, Logan Allan, Zach DiPaolo)
• Torch Lighting (Mystery Torchlighter)
• Opening Declaration
• Fireworks

Admission for SportFest & Opening Ceremonies is free for registered athletes with the CSG SuperPass. Spectator admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-17 and free for kids 5 and Under. 

IMPORTANT NOTE – Packet Pickup for registered athletes will be available in the Lincoln East High School Main Gym Friday, July 15 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Athletes also have the option during registration to have packets shipped.  Athlete packets include: CSG Super Pass, good for admission to SportFest, Opening Ceremonies and all CSG sport venues where admission is charged and CSG athlete shirt for those registered on or before June 1.

The Opening Ceremonies, which will be televised and streamed by News Channel Nebraska, officially kick-off competition in more than 70 sports in the 38th annual Cornhusker State Games.  Most events will be held July 15-24th and officials expect more than 10,000 participants.  Those interested can find information and register at CornhuskerStateGames.com.

The Ceremonies PA announcer is JP Kyhn, PA voice of Husker basketball and host of Lincoln radio station KZKX’s morning show.  A 1011 news anchor will serve as the field emcee.

Admission

Admission for SportFest & Opening Ceremonies is free for registered athletes with the CSG SuperPass. Spectator admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-17 and free for kids 5 and Under. 

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities will be available soon!

If you have any questions, please contact the Cornhusker State Games office at info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

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Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
PO Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
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