2016 Sunflower State Games announces first deadline

TOPEKA — The first deadline to register for the 2016 Sunflower State Games is Friday, July 1st. Participants interested in the 5K/10K Cauldron Run, Baseball, BMX, CrossFit, Cycling, Disc Golf, FootGolf, Horseshoes, Indoor Soccer, Judo, Martial Arts, Slow- pitch Softball, Sporting Clays, Table Tennis, Target Archery, Tennis, Track & Field, Trap & Skeet Shooting, Volleyball and Wrestling must register by Friday, July 1st. The deadline for all other sports is Friday, July 8th. Registrations are accepted online at http:// www.sunflowergames.com/ . Printable forms may also be accessed from the web site for mail-in registration.

 2016 marks the 15th year for the annual sports festival in Topeka. Events begin Friday, July 8 with Track/Field at Hummer Sports Park and will wrap up on Sunday, July 24 with the conclusion of the Y outh Soccer tournament. Kansans of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in a record 49 different sports. New events in 2016 include

 Powerlifting, Rugby Sevens, and Gymnastics Triathlon. All athletes and volunteers are invited to attend the Cauldron Fest on Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Lake Shawnee – Reynolds Lodge. Festivities include the Annual Lighting of the Cauldron.

The Sunflower State Games is a Multi-sport festival for Kansans of all ages and skill levels. The purpose of the Games is to provide top-quality amateur competition in a wide range of activities and promote physical fitness, personal health and well-being for Kansans from all four corners of the state. For more information, visit http:/ /www.sunflowergames.com/ .

  

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