COLUMBIA — The Show-Me State Games began with an opening ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday. Truman the Tiger made an appearance and welcomed athletes into the arena. Local athletes also lit a cauldron at the beginning of the ceremony, similar to the lighting of the Olympic Torch.
PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games opens with Truman the Tiger, cauldron lighting
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.