Winter at the Show-Me State Games
Check out all of the fun events we have coming this winter!
2022 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year
Congratulations to our 2022 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year! Each of these individuals truly represent the spirit of amateur athletics through the Show-Me State Games! Male Athlete of the Year – Colt Bridwell Colt was born with a condition called Chiari Malformation, which caused him to need brain surgery at 2 years old. Exactly … Continued
2022 Pumpkin Fun Run
You put the FUN in Pumpkin Fun Run! Thanks to our amazing sponsors at MU Health Care we are able to provide this amazing opportunity to give back to the Elementary Schools of Boone County in a fun way! If your school has the highest amount of student participation in the Pumpkin Fun Run (awarded based on the size of … Continued
Opening Ceremony will Kick off Games
The 38th annual Show-Me State Games are right around the corner, and they will be kicked off with the Opening Ceremony! This year’s Opening Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22nd in Mizzou Arena. The event is free and open to the public and will be filled with lots of fun entertainment! … Continued
Stay safe in the heat
With hot temperatures setting in, the Show-Me State Games encourages our participants, spectators, volunteers and officials to review heat safety tips from MU Health Care. Make sure to drink lots of water, find shade when possible and cool off at area dining and shopping when possible. See tips below or at MU Health Care’s Heat … Continued
2021 Show-Me State Games/Missouri State Senior Games – Souvenir Program
Please review our digital program for records, sponsor thanks and details about the 2021 Games! See you at the GAMES!
Celebration of Athletes
For the first time in 36 years we weren’t able to host the GAMES, but that didn’t stop YOU from staying active even during these unprecedented times! And for that we want to celebrate YOU! With the help of our amazing sponsors Missouri Lottery and KOMU 8 and on the behalf of the Show-Me State Games we present … Continued
2020 Show-Me State Games Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 8, 2020) – The 2020 Show-Me State Games is canceling its summer events to protect the health and safety of athletes, spectators, volunteers, officials and the community due to current COVID-19 concerns. The Show-Me State Games is an annual Olympic-style festival held in Columbia that typically offers more than 40 sporting events. … Continued
2020 Virtual Torch Run
The Show-Me State Games Shelter Insurance Torch is a symbol of bringing our state together for fun and exciting competition and during these trying times, we want to encourage everyone to stay active and Carry the Torch together. While we won’t be traveling with the Torch this spring, you can still be a part of this Olympic-style … Continued
Hoopin’ It Up Basketball is back!
The 2020 Hoopin’ It Up Basketball events are set for January 10-12, February 28-March 1 and March 27-29. Our January event is brand new to the Games! Our February event, sponsored by Mpix, gives 3rd-8th grade boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a recreational or competitive basketball tournament. The March weekend also includes 9th grade … Continued
Show-Me State Games 2019 Schedules and Athlete Stories
Weekend of July 19-21 July 19-21 schedule July 26-28 schedule Never lose heart Kallie Smith: competing in fast-pitch softball July 20-21 Kallie Smith is 17 years old and has been playing softball since she could pick one up. She’s a stealthy base runner and loves to bunt and is a middle infielder. Softball has … Continued
3 Ways to Prepare for the Show-Me State Games
Whether you’re a participating athlete or a cheering spectator, there are a few things you should know before heading out to this year’s games. Have a plan to stay hydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, active people should drink at least 16-20 ounces of fluid one to two hours before an outdoor … Continued
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 … Continued
2019 Souvenir Program
Please check out our programs for our 2019 events. They include event schedules, heat safety tips, dining/hotel guides and more. We encourage you to support our sponsors, hotels and dining partners! We are happy to mail you a copy if you would like! Please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior Games 2019 program 2019 SMSG … Continued
Athletes run the risk of injury in any sport. However, during summer, a higher risk of heat-related illnesses and head injuries calls for extra caution. Heat-related illnesses include: Dehydration: dry mouth, thirstiness, dry lips, fatigue, lightheadedness and headache. Drink plenty of water or liquids such as sports beverages that hydrate and replace electrolytes. Heat … Continued
Volunteer for the Show-Me State Games
Did you know that the Show-Me State Games utilizes more than 500 volunteers over the course of the Summer? That’s right! As the LARGEST state games in the nation, the Show-Me State Games relies on its outstanding volunteers to make the Games a success! The Games would not be possible without the amazing individuals and groups … Continued
SMSG February Events In Photos
February was a busy month for the Show-Me State Games. We hosted 116 basketball teams and over 1,000 archers! Thanks to Mpix for sponsoring our February Hoopin’ It Up event. This tournament brought 116 teams to compete in six different facilities over 3 days! Our second annual MoNASP State Qualifier was held at the Hearnes Center and … Continued
Will you be our Missouri Lottery Athlete of the Year?
Each summer, more than 20,000 athletes compete in more than 40 events in the GAMES. Annually, only two athletes receive the GAMES highest honor – Missouri Lottery Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The Show-Me STATE GAMES has been recognizing a male and female athlete of the year since 1994. The criteria for selection … Continued
2018 Souvenir programs
Please check out our program for our 2018 events. They include event schedules, heat safety tips, dining/hotel guides and more. We encourage you to support our sponsors, hotels and dining partners! We are happy to mail you a copy if you would like! Please email Emily at email@example.com. SMSG 2018 program 2018 Missouri … Continued
2021 Show-Me State Games Athlete Stories
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing, Motivation determines what you do, and Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz The Games are so much more than the sport itself. It takes passion, drive, community, and family and we love hearing the stories and life journeys behind our athletes! Please enjoy a … Continued