DURHAM, N.C. (June 24, 2016) – The 30th annual Powerade State Games of North Carolina will wrap up in the Triangle this weekend and North Carolina’s largest multi-sport event is preparing to move to the Triad for 2017 and 2018. The Powerade State Games involve more athletes, more sports, more venues and more hours of competition than the Olympic Games. More than 800 teams and more than 12,000 athletes from 95+ North Carolina counties and South Carolina are participating in the 2016 Games.
The Powerade State Games of North Carolina feature 26-sports including: archery, baseball, basketball, bmx, disc golf, fencing, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, pickleball, rugby, shooting, skateboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, ultimate, sand volleyball and wrestling. The Games are for all ages and skill levels including several 2016 Olympic hopefuls and former Olympians that are competing in the 2016 Powerade State Games.
The host communities in the Triad will include: Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and Burlington. Greensboro has hosted the Games in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007 and 2008. Winston-Salem hosted the Games in 2003, 2004, 2011 and 2012. This will be the first time that High Point and Burlington have served as host cities for the event.
The Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Winston-Salem Convention & Visitors Bureau, the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Burlington/Alamance County Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered together to bring North Carolina’s largest sports festival event to the Triad. “We look forward to bringing four outstanding Triad communities together to host the 31st and 32nd Powerade State Games of North Carolina events. The athletic venues in the Triad are outstanding and we are excited to showcase these first-class venues and the exceptional community support in the Triad to our athletes from across North Carolina,” said Chuck Hobgood, president of North Carolina Amateur Sports.
For more information or the latest results in each sport, log onto www.ncsports.org or call the Powerade State Games office at 919-361-1133 ext. 233.
ABOUT THE POWERADE STATE GAMES OF NORTH CAROLINA The Powerade State Games are one of the oldest, largest and most successful State Games programs in the United States. There are currently 30+ State Games programs in the United States. The State Games are open to all ages and all skill levels. The average age of the Powerade State Games participants is 16 years old. The State Games are funded by corporate sponsorships, contributions and event revenues.
ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA AMATEUR SPORTS (NCAS) North Carolina Amateur Sports is a 501c(3) nonprofit charitable organization that annually organizes the State Games of North Carolina and Cycle North Carolina. NCAS is dedicated to promoting health and wellness for all ages and skill levels through organizing best-in-class sporting events that enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well being of North Carolina communities. For more information on NCAS and its events, please access www.ncsports.org. ###