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Show-Me State Games announces dates

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm

The Show-Me State Games along with Shelter Insurance are excited to announce the dates and cities for the 2013 Torch Run.
The mission of the Shelter Insurance Show-Me State Games torch run is to generate exposure and enthusiasm for the Show-Me State Games throughout Missouri. The Show-Me State Games is an Olympic-style sports festival offering more than 40 events for all ages and ability levels.
The 2013 games will take place on June 14-16, July 19-21 and July 26-28 in Columbia, Mo.
The torch run will take place in six cities throughout Missouri in June and July including:
• Springfield:  June 25 at Jordan Valley Park
• Joplin:   June 26 at Cunningham Park
• Lee’s Summit:  July 2 at Shelter Insurance
• St. Charles:  July 9 at Frontier Park
• Jefferson City:  July 19 at the Missouri State Capitol
• Columbia:  July 19 at Shelter Insurance
The torch run will culminate with the Opening Ceremonies festivities at Mizzou Arena on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
“We look forward to bringing this Olympic tradition back to the GAMES and we are so grateful for the support of Shelter Insurance® in helping make this possible,” said Ken Ash, Executive Director of the Show-Me State Games.
The last time the Show-Me State Games hosted a torch run was more than ten years ago.
The support of Shelter Insurance is making this event possible.
“The message of health and fitness promoted by the Show-Me State Games is an important one,” said Rick Means, President and CEO of Shelter.
For a complete schedule of events and more details about the Show-Me State Games, visit or call 573-882-2101.