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2014 Show-Me State Games Torch Run

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The Show-Me State Games Announces Dates & Cities for the 2014 Torch Run.   



 The mission of the Show-Me State Games Torch Run is to generate exposure and enthusiasm for the Show-Me State Games throughout Missouri.  The Show-Me State Games is an Olympic-style sports festival offering more than 40 events for all ages and ability levels.  The 30th anniversary GAMES will take place on June 20-22, July 18-20 and July 25-27. 

 The Torch Run will take place in eight cities throughout Missouri this spring and summer including:

*Springfield:  April 8 at Missouri State University and Hammons Field 

*Joplin:   April 9 at Spiva Park and Cunningham Park

*Kansas City:  April 22 at Mill Creek Park and Kansas City Plaza

*Hannibal: April 25 at Central Park

*St. Louis:  April 29 at Busch Stadium

*St. Charles:  April 30 in Downtown St. Charles

*Jefferson City:  July 18 at Missouri State Capitol

*Columbia:  July 18 at Shelter Insurance®

 The Torch Run will culminate with the Opening Ceremonies festivities at the Hearnes Center on Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

 "The Torch Run is a great way to show Missourians the benefits of participating in the Show-Me State Games.  We enjoyed helping share that message and look forward to expanding the event this year," said Frank Thompson, Vice President of Marketing for Shelter Insurance® and Show-Me State Games Steering Committee Chair.

"We are excited to expand our Torch Run as part of our 30th anniversary celebration, and we appreciate the support of Shelter Insurance® to help us get the word out about the GAMES throughout the state of Missouri" said Ken Ash, Executive Director of the Show-Me State Games. 

 Individuals interested in running the torch can email Emily Lorenz at for more details.

 The Show-Me State Games was established in 1985 as a non-profit program of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health.  Now the largest state games in the nation, the Show-Me State Games is hosted by the University of Missouri. In addition to the summer games, the Show-Me State Games offers events throughout the year to promote health, fitness, family and fun. The Show-Me State Games generates $15 million in economic impact annually in Columbia. For a complete schedule of events and more details about the Show-Me State Games, visit or call 573-882-2101.