Sunflower State Games bid awarded to Visit Topeka

TOPEKA, KS – The Sunflower State Games has accepted a bid from Visit Topeka Inc. to keep the event in the Capital city for years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Sunflower State Games are an Olympic style sports festival held annually in July.

The 2013 Sunflower State Games will be held July 12-28 at more than 35 locations in and around Topeka. Information about the Games is available at The mission of the Sunflower State Games is “to provide Kansas citizens with a wholesome avenue for personal development through sports and physical activity, to recognize their dedication and achievement, and to provide an opportunity to participate in an Olympic-style event.”

“We are extremely excited about remaining in Topeka for the next three years. This city has embraced our event and supports our mission at the highest level,” says Executive Director Mitch Gross. “We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Visit Topeka, our sponsors, facilities and volunteers. It’s their contributions that make the Sunflower State Games a viable option for our participants.”

The Games are open to Kansas athletes of all ages and skill levels in more than 45 different sports. The Sunflower State Games is recognized as a grass roots organization by the U.S. Olympic Committee and is governed by the National Congress of State Games.

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