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Show-Me State expanding its ranks

The competition will now welcome competitors from 13 states during the final weekend of competition
Saturday, February 23, 2008 | 8:19 p.m. CST; updated 3:20 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

The 2008 Show-Me State Games (SMSG) will expand by inviting competitors from 13 other states to the final weekend of competition, Aug. 1-3. The weekend will officially be known as the State Games of Mid-America (SGMA) according to a press release on the SMSG website, www.smsg.org.

The State Games of Mid-America will be an Olympic-style sports festival held every two years, on even years since the State Games of America are held on odd years.

“We feel confident in the SMSG ability to run a 1st class event,” Dave Mlnarik, Executive Director of the Cornhusker State Games in Nebraska said. “We feel it will strengthen the overall reputation of the State Games as a whole.”

The SGMA will host athletes from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.


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