Thank You From SSG
The 27th Annual Sunflower State Games came to a successful close on Sunday, July 24. Kansas' own Olympic style sports festival drew 7,101 participants in 2016. Participation records were set in the following sports: CrossFit, Jiu Jitsu, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Tennis. The Games hosted a total of 47 different sporting events at over 30 locations in the Topeka and Shawnee County area from July 8-24. The 2017 Sunflower State Games will take place July 14-23 in Topeka. Thank you to all participants, coaches, volunteers and spectators for choosing the Sunflower State Games in 2016!
Registration Open for 2016 Kansas Senior Games
Registration is now open for the 2016 Kansas Senior Games. Formerly known as the Kansas Senior Olympics, the 2016 Kansas Senior Games will take place September 9-18 in Topeka. The event will feature 17 different sports and will serve as a qualifying event for the 2017 National Senior Games set to take place in Birmingham, Alabama. Events include the following: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Racquetball, Race Walk, Road Race, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
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Winter Wonderland 5K to Benefit TARC
Enjoy the glistening lights of beautiful Winter Wonderland as you bring in the 2016 Holiday Season with a brisk 5K Run or Walk. The event will take place on Saturday, November 19 at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. Check-in/Registration will be located at Reynolds Lodge beginning at 3:30 p.m. Following the run, there will be an awards ceremony with refreshments and chili provided by Wendy's. Wear your best holiday costume to liven up the party while you run. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed runners. Day of entries will be accepted on site from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
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SSG Announces 2016 Volunteer of the Year
Marvin Neukirch, 72 of Topeka, has been named the Sunflower State Games Volunteer of the Year for 2016. For 15 consecutive years, since the event moved to Topeka in 2002, Marvin has given his time and talent to the Sunflower State Games by volunteering for a variety of events. His commitment and support have earned him this distinguished recognition.
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