The 2019 GAMES are here!

The 35th annual Show-Me STATE GAMES kick off this weekend with sports including high school basketball and volleyball, swimming, adult soccer, pickleball and par-3 golf.

The 25th Anniversary Missouri State Senior Games, open to athletes age 50 and older, will also take place starting Thursday, June 6. Seniors from all over the state and beyond will gather in Columbia to compete in this Olympic-style sports festival with more than 20 sports including pickleball, track and field, shooting and tennis.

View the schedules of events for June 6-9 here: SMSG schedule June

MU Health Care emergency medical crews and Missouri Orthopaedic Institute athletic trainers will be available at various events.  University of Missouri Health Care also makes heat safety tips available for Show-Me STATE GAMES participants, volunteers, spectators and officials.  The tips can be found on the Show-Me STATE GAMES website here  and in the free souvenir program.

The other two weekends of the 2019 Show-Me STATE GAMES are scheduled for July 19-21 and 26-28. These three weekends together include more than 40 different events that are open to all ages and skill levels.

Registration is still open for all July events and information can be found at

Volunteers are also needed for July events, details at

This year the GAMES continued its tradition of running the torch across the state of Missouri with Shelter Insurance® Torch Runs. This spring the torch has traveled through eight cities including Kirksville, Springfield, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis and St. Charles. The final legs of the run will take place on Friday, July 19:

  • Jefferson City at 11 a.m. at the Missouri Governor’s Gardens
  • Columbia at Shelter Insurance® at 3:30 p.m.
  • The torch will then make its way to Mizzou Arena for the Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19.


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