LINCOLN, Neb. (February 15, 2020) — Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) and Kearney Visitors Bureau (KVB) officials announced today that Kearney will host the Cornhusker State Games (CSG) Fastpitch Softball Tournament and Skills Competition scheduled for July 23-25. Up to four different facilities may be used for the tournament, including Patriot Park, Centennial Park, Dryden Park, and Harvey Park. The Skills Competition will take place at Patriot Park.

“We are excited to partner with the Nebraska Sports Council and Cornhusker State Games to host the Fastpitch Softball Tournament and Skills Competition here in Kearney,” Sports and Special Events Manager of the KVB Hannah Backer said. “The Kearney Visitors Bureau is always searching for partnerships to bring sporting events to our city. With this opportunity, we are excited to showcase what we have to offer here in central Nebraska.”

The tournament offers 12 different divisions, with ages ranging from 8 to 18 years. There will be six disciplines (Catching, Hitting, Outfield, Pitching, Running, and Fielding) offered in the Skills Competition.

CSG competitions are open to Nebraska athletes of all ages and abilities, with 70 sports at venues in Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, Grand Island, Columbus, and surrounding communities. Registration and information are available at Lowest entry fees in all sports are offered from now until April 1 at The final deadline to register for most sports is July 5.

All registered athletes will receive a shirt, free meal, admission to the Opening Ceremonies, and a chance to win one of 5,000 custom-cast gold, silver, and bronze medals. Finishers in several events will receive commemorative medallions.

NSC officials are planning in-person Opening Ceremonies for Friday, July 16 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln with a parade of athletes, skydivers, fireworks, patriotic tribute, mascot showcase, and torch-lighting.

The Cornhusker State Games is conducted by the Nebraska Sports Council, which also conducts the Lincoln and Omaha Corporate Games, the WellPower Movement, the Mud Run, and the Pumpkin Run. Learn more at