Colorado Amateur Athletes Wanted For The 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games In Colorado Springs, July 19-21 and July 26-28
Colorado Springs, June 14---------The invitations are open and we want you!
Colorado amateur athletes of every age, skill level and a passion for sports can choose from among 36 sports offered in the Rocky Mountain State Games, presented by AT&T, in Colorado Springs over the last two weekends in July.
To get all the details on the sports available and to register to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the state’s largest sports festival, go to: www.rockymountainstategames.org
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The Rocky Mountain State Games is Colorado’s multi-sport gala, with competition for thousands of Colorado athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including physically disabled, visually impaired and Paralympic athletes. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee, the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games will be held July 19-21 & 26-28, in Colorado Springs.
The Rocky Mountain State Games will feature an Opening Celebration, on Friday, July 26, in Downtown Colorado Springs. This celebration will kick off Rocky Mountain State Games weekend with an athlete gathering, in a fun, festival type atmosphere!
The Parade of Athletes will parade from Antler's Park to downtown Colorado Springs and join the Downtown Celebration. This celebration is a city wide event that will feature live entertainment and a beer garden, beach volleyball demonstrations, the RMSG 5K Finish Line, interactive booths hosted by local NGB's and food! Come join in the celebration! Please check back for more information closer to the event.
Friday, July 26 – Opening Celebration (5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) 5:00 p.m. – Olympic Downtown Celebration begins Downtown Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m. – Athletes gather for the Parade of Athletes at Antler's Park (will parade into downtown Colorado Springs, with CSPD Escorts) 6:30 p.m. – Parade of Athletes from Antler's Park to the corner of Pikes Peak Ave. and & Tejon St. to join the Olympic Downtown Celebration
8:00 p.m. -- Live concert
New sports added for the 2013 Games include Arm Wrestling, Disc Golf, Dog Agility, Pickleball, Orienteering, Skateboarding and Ultimate Frisbee.
And, for the first time in State Games history, State Games Cycling athletes will now get the chance to climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, on Sunday, July 21, during the first of two weekends of the event this year. The competition will begin at 6:00 a.m.
The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, presented by The Broadmoor, is a challenge cycling event for all comers! It includes a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race and an open Fun ride that ascends to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, on the same fully-paved course used by the drivers and racers in the June 30 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb!
Last summer, 7,035 athletes from over 120 Colorado cities and towns competed in the Games.
A participant must be a resident of the State of Colorado for at least 30 days prior to the first day of the competition they wish to enter. In addition, students who are enrolled in a Colorado college or university are eligible, as are U.S. military personnel and their family members who are stationed in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain State Games have been organized in accordance with NCAA guidelines with some exceptions.
The NCAA (www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources) allows Division I, II and III athletes to participate in all sports in "officially recognized" state games. The Rocky Mountain State Games are officially recognized because we are a full member of the National Congress of State Games. Athletes who have eligibility questions should check with their school athletic administrator or coach. Any athlete with scholastic or collegiate eligibility remaining must comply with rules governing his or her scholastic or collegiate eligibility.
Organized and managed by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, the 2013 RMSG will offer competition in 36 sports. Competition will take place along the Front Range with venues including: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Memorial Park, Fort Carson, Colorado College and other venues in and around Colorado Springs.
USABA hosts the IBSA World Youth Championships and Pan Am Games
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 8, 2013) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is hosting two events at Colorado College; The 2013 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Youth Championships and the 2013 IBSA Pan American Games, July 11-14.
More than 250 blind and visually impaired athletes from 17 different nations are gearing up to compete in judo and goalball (a team sport designed specifically for blind and visually impaired athletes). The World Youth Championships feature some of the world’s top up and coming athletic talent, many of whom aspire to be Paralympians. The Pan American Games will feature many Paralympic athletes including the Women’s and Men’s National Goalball Teams and the National Judo Team. The Pan American Games will serve as a qualifying tournament in goalball for the 2014 World Goalball Championships to be held in Finland. All qualifying teams move on to participate in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
“This event is an outstanding opportunity to showcase some of the best blind and visually impaired athletes in the world, and we are proud to host this event for the 5th time in Colorado Springs,” said Mark Lucas, USABA Executive Director.
The festivities will kick-off with an Olympic style parade of nations at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College Campus on July 10 at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Goalball will take place at Colorado College’s El Pomar Gymnasium; July 11-14 from 9:00am-9:00pm. The Goalball medal matches will be held July 14 from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Judo will take place at St. Mary’s High School gymnasium July 13 from 10:00am-3:00pm.
The countries attending are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Columbia, Cuba, Germany, Japan, Mongolia, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United States, and
The Competition is free to the public. If interested in volunteering, contact Steve Rauch at 332-5351.
Bob Lantzy, (719) 660-5290 (cell) or (719) 591-1048 (office), email@example.com
Commissioner since 2008
Competition Site: Skyview Adult Sports Complex, 2890 Resnick Way, Colorado Springs, (719) 385-5981
Click here for maps & directions
Competition Dates: Saturday, July 26 - Sunday, July 27
Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines:
Registration Deadline (July 21); Fee: $285 per team*
*Referral Rebate - For every team you refer that registers for the RMSG softball tournament your team will receive a $50 rebate. Simply ask them to list your team name during the registration process and you will receive your rebate(s) no later than August 30th. Teams may list only one referring team per registration.
REGISTER NOW FOR SOFTBALL
Note: Men's Recreational is for teams that play primarily in recreational leagues. Men's Military Intramural division is a new division designed for intramural level teams only. Members of a military intramural team must be assigned to that respective organization. Rocky Mountain State Games reserves the right to cancel, combine or re-assign teams to divisions. Teams who register for the wrong division may be re-assigned or disqualified at the discretion of the Commissioner to ensure quality tournament play. For the sake of quality competition, Men's Recreation and Men's Competitive divisions will not be combined. A male player can play on one men's team only.
General Guidelines: Each individual player will be registered by his/her coach and must sign the roster/waiver; if under 18 a guardian must sign the roster/waiver. Team coaches must complete a team entry form with roster/waiver signed by each player. The signed roster must be submitted to the RMSG offices no later than Friday, July 11th. Rosters completed after July 11th must be turned in on-site to the commissioner prior to the first game.
Competition Format: USSSA rules (www.usssa.com) will govern this competition. Teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 games, weather permitting. Competition format will either be pool play or tournament play depending on the number of teams registered in each division.
Dress Code: Steel cleats will not be permitted in any division; no exceptions.
*The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy. Click Here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc.
Competition Schedule (Brackets will be available Wednesday, July 23)
Friday, July 25 – Opening Celebration
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Downtown Colorado Springs
Free and open to the public
Saturday, July 26
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Competition
Sunday, July 27
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Competition
Register your foursome today!
2016 Sports Corp Golf Tournament
A LIMITED NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Wednesday, May 25
Limited spots remain for the 2016 Sports Corp Golf Tournament - Register Now!
The event will take place Wednesday, May 25 at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, (125 Clubhouse Drive, Colorado Springs,)
Participants may enter as a foursome ($1,000) or per player ($250)
Attire- Country Club attire is required.
Schedule of Events
7:00 am - Registration and Light Breakfast
8:00 am - Shotgun Start
12:00 pm - Luncheon & Awards Presentation
Registration deadline: MAY 11, 5:00 PM OR WHEN THE TOURNAMENT REACHES CAPACITY...WHICHEVER COMES FIRST
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or call 719-634-7333 ext. 1003.
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