Remembering George H.W. Bush at the Opening Ceremonies

The Show-Me State Games has been honored to have some amazing speakers and special guests at our Opening Ceremonies, from Olympic Athletes to Hall of Fame honorees, but none more memorable and prestigious than the President of the United States. George H.W. Bush spoke at the Show-Me State Games Opening Ceremonies in 1992. We are … 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

SMSG Brand New Event: Winter Blast ISI Competition!

The Show-Me State Games, along with the city of St. Peters, is proud to announce the 2019 Show-Me State Games Rec-Plex Winter Blast ISI Competition. The event will take place in the city of St. Peters 1,200 seat arena in Rec-Plex – South, home of five ISI National Events in the past ten years, and … Continued

Missouri Lottery Athletes and Sportspersons of the Year

This summer, 20,501 athletes took part in the Show-Me State Games Olympic-style sports festival.  Throughout the year, 28,896 athletes competed in year-round GAMES festivities, many taking home gold, silver and bronze medals. The 2018 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year and Sportspersons of the Year will be recognized on October 20 before the Missouri vs. … Continued

Pumpkin Fun Run Set for October 6!

Did you know pumpkins have more fiber than kale, more potassium than bananas, and are also loaded in magnesium and iron?  It is only fitting that the Show-Me STATE GAMES and University of Missouri Children’s Hospital have named its event after this healthy fall favorite.  The 6th annual Pumpkin Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. on … Continued

Thank you for a GREAT GAMES!

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, athletes, coaches, parents, officials, commissioners and spectators who made 2018 an amazing Games. The 2018 GAMES was highlighted by mild weather, exciting competition, and an Opening Ceremonies complete with Mizzou Athletes Drew Lock, Sophie Cunningham, Kevin Puryear and Riley Sents. Hundreds of volunteers were essential in the success of this … Continued

Weather Updates

1:20 p.m.  The remainder of games at Atkins and Legion are cancelled due to weather/field conditions. Softball will resume at Rainbow around 2 p.m. Check with your coach or on-site coordinators with questions about Antimi  

Games are underway!

The first weekend of the GAMES was highlighted by mild weather, exciting competition, and an Opening Ceremonies complete with Mizzou Athletes Drew Lock, Sophie Cunningham, Kevin Puryear and Riley Sents.  The weekend’s events also included the Shelter Insurance Torch Run and Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference Additional events will kick of Friday, July 27.  Several sports … Continued

The GAMES start Friday!

The 34th Annual Show-Me State Games continues its summer schedule of events this weekend on Friday, July 20. Featuring more than 40 sporting competitions and special events, the Show-Me State Games is for Missourians of all ages and skill levels and is the largest state games in the nation.   Here are some highlights of this … Continued

Athlete Stories

July 20-22 DAY ONES Hailing from Florissant, MO, the Flyers have made quite a name for themselves over the last year. This U8 soccer team has been playing together since they were around three-four years old. A group of young girls consisting of diverse backgrounds came together with one goal; Have fun, play hard and … Continued

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