Games are underway!

The first weekend of the GAMES was highlighted by mild weather, exciting competition, and an Opening Ceremonies complete with Mizzou Athletes Drew Lock, Sophie Cunningham, Kevin Puryear and Riley Sents.  The weekend’s events also included the Shelter Insurance Torch Run and Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference Additional events will kick of Friday, July 27.  Several sports … Continued

The GAMES start Friday!

The 34th Annual Show-Me State Games continues its summer schedule of events this weekend on Friday, July 20. Featuring more than 40 sporting competitions and special events, the Show-Me State Games is for Missourians of all ages and skill levels and is the largest state games in the nation.   Here are some highlights of this … Continued

Athlete Stories

July 20-22 DAY ONES Hailing from Florissant, MO, the Flyers have made quite a name for themselves over the last year. This U8 soccer team has been playing together since they were around three-four years old. A group of young girls consisting of diverse backgrounds came together with one goal; Have fun, play hard and … Continued

Special Guests announced for Opening Ceremony!

The 34th annual Show-Me State Games Opening Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20th at Mizzou Arena. The event is free and open to the public and will be filled with lots of exciting entertainment, including an appearance from Mizzou football quarterback Drew Lock. Lock is Mizzou’s three-year starter at quarterback … 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

Opening Ceremony will Kick off Games

The 34th 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 20th in Mizzou Arena. The event is free and open to the public and will be filled with lots of fun … Continued

It’s “halftime” at the 2018 Show-Me State Games

In June, thousands of Missourians competed in Show-Me State Games events ranging from 3v3 Soccer to the Missouri State Senior Games.  The GAMES will resume July 20-22 and 27-29 with dozens more sports with thousands of Missourians taking part.  All July events are still accepting registration. June recap On June 7-10, the Show-Me State Games … Continued

5 Ways to Prepare for the Show-Me State Games

1. Train, Hydrate & Dream Big!  Prepare for the Show-Me State Games by not only training your body, but also your mind. Visualize success, and dream big! For the weeks leading up to the Games, focus on your health by eating well and drinking lots of water. It wouldn’t be the Show-Me State Games without … 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   SMSG 2018 program 2018 Missouri … Continued

Stay safe in the heat

With hot temperatures predicted for the weekend, the Show-Me State Games encourages our participants, spectators, volunteers and officials to review heat safety tips from MU Health Care. Make sure to bring lots of water, find shade when possible and cool off at area dining and shopping when possible.   See tips below or at 17-0739CO SMSG … Continued

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