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The 2019 GAMES are here!

The 35th annual Show-Me STATE GAMES kick off this weekend with sports including high school basketball and volleyball, swimming, adult soccer, pickleball and par-3 golf. The 25th Anniversary Missouri State Senior Games, open to athletes age 50 and older, will also take place starting Thursday, June 6. Seniors from all over the state and beyond will … Continued

2019 Programs

Please check out our programs for our 2019 events. They include event schedules, heat safety tips, dining/hotel guides and more. We encourage you to support our sponsors, hotels and dining partners!   We are happy to mail you a copy if you would like! Please email Emily at lorenzep@missouri.edu. Senior Games 2019 program 2019 SMSG … Continued

Summer Injuries - MU Health - SMSG

Summer-Related Injuries

Athletes run the risk of injury in any sport. However, during summer, a higher risk of heat-related illnesses and head injuries calls for extra caution.   Heat-related illnesses include: Dehydration: dry mouth, thirstiness, dry lips, fatigue, lightheadedness and headache. Drink plenty of water or liquids such as sports beverages that hydrate and replace electrolytes. Heat … Continued

Volunteer for the Show-Me State Games

Did you know that the Show-Me State Games utilizes more than 500 volunteers over the course of the Summer? That’s right! As the LARGEST state games in the nation, the Show-Me State Games relies on its outstanding volunteers to make the Games a success! The Games would not be possible without the amazing individuals and groups … Continued

SMSG February Events In Photos

February was a busy month for the Show-Me State Games. We hosted 116 basketball teams and over 1,000 archers! Thanks to Mpix for sponsoring our February Hoopin’ It Up event. This tournament brought 116 teams to compete in six different facilities over 3 days! Our second annual MoNASP State Qualifier was held at the Hearnes Center and … Continued

Show-Me State Games Hoopin It Up Basketball Tournament

Hoopin’ It Up Basketball is back!

The 2019 Hoopin’ It Up Basketball events are set for February 22-24 and March 29-31. Our February event, sponsored by Mpix, gives 3rd-8th grade boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a recreational or competitive basketball tournament. The March weekend also includes 9th grade and high school divisions. Games will take place at various locations around Columbia, … Continued

Will you be our Missouri Lottery Athlete of the Year?

Each summer, more than 20,000 athletes compete in more than 40 events in the GAMES.  Annually, only two athletes receive the GAMES highest honor – Missouri Lottery Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The Show-Me STATE GAMES has been recognizing a male and female athlete of the year since 1994.  The criteria for selection … Continued

2018 Souvenir programs

Please check out our program for our 2018 events. They include event schedules, heat safety tips, dining/hotel guides and more. We encourage you to support our sponsors, hotels and dining partners!   We are happy to mail you a copy if you would like! Please email Emily at lorenzep@missouri.edu.   SMSG 2018 program 2018 Missouri … Continued

Stay safe in the heat

With hot temperatures predicted for the weekend, the Show-Me State Games encourages our participants, spectators, volunteers and officials to review heat safety tips from MU Health Care. Make sure to bring lots of water, find shade when possible and cool off at area dining and shopping when possible.   See tips below or at 17-0739CO SMSG … Continued

Spring Clean Health with MU Health - SMSG Sponsor

3 Tips To Spring Clean Your Health

Oftentimes we think of spring cleaning in terms of house cleaning, but it’s a great time to spruce up your health as well. Here are three quick tips to get you started:   Make Sure You’re Up to Date on Doctor Appointments If you haven’t had a health check-up in a while, scheduling an appointment … Continued

Show-Me State Games MoNASP

Don’t miss one of the largest NASP tournaments in Missouri!

The Show-Me State Games is excited to announce the 2nd annual MoNASP Archery State Qualifier! The Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) is designed to help build strong, confident and accomplished youth. The Show-Me State Games has partnered with the Missouri Department of Conservation to host the 2nd annual MoNASP State Qualifier on … Continued

MU Health Tips for SMSG

New Hip Offers Pain-Free, High-Quality Life

Mary Mason is an athlete who enjoys a bevy of exercises. Several years ago, she and her husband moved to Linn Creek near the Lake of the Ozarks so they could spend their days waterskiing. Her desire to stay fit took a serious turn in 2013 when she experienced a brain aneurysm. Surgery kept her … Continued

Accomplish your New Year’s Resolution with SMSG

With a new year, comes the tradition of making a resolution to achieve personal goals or improve some aspect of your life. According to a survey by Inc., this year’s top 10 resolutions in order are: 1. Diet or eat healthier 2. Exercise more 3. Lose weight 4. Save more and spend less 5. Learn a … Continued

Winter Running Tips

Winter Running Tips from MU Health Care

Staying safe during cold-weather workouts Protect your feet and hands. Keep your feet as warm as possible with comfortable socks that remove sweat so that moisture can evaporate. Also, wear light gloves to keep fingers warm. Dress in layers. A rule of thumb: Dress as if the temperature were 20 degrees warmer. You should be … Continued

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