PRESTONSBURG - Athletes from Floyd County and other counties throughout the state are eligible to participate in the 2013 Bluegrass State Games. The track and field portion of the 2013 Bluegrass State Games is set for the upcoming weekend. Additional sports will be later this month and in July.
The Bluegrass State Games is a non-profit program sponsored privately to promote amateur athletics across the Commonwealth. It is the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, designed to provide Kentuckians of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive development through sports and physical activity, to promote and develop amateur athletics and to provide the amateur athlete an opportunity to showcase their talent and receive statewide recognition.
The Bluegrass State Games is a member of the National Congress of State Games which is a member of the United States Olympic Committee.
The Bluegrass State Games is the largest participation of any amateur sporting event in the state. The State Games featured more than 16,000 participants in 2011 and continue to be one of the longest running events of its kind in the United States.
Over 30 different sports are offered during the Bluegrass State Games.
A high percentage of participants are in multiple tournaments and competitions throughout the state annually. Sporting events are held in Fayette, Woodford, Scott, Clark, Madison and Franklin counties.
The Bluegrass State Games bring together Kentuckians from around the Commonwealth each year to compete in many different sports and activities.
The Games have been a mainstay of Kentucky’s culture since its inception, but it is now being re-energized with its corporate and media partnership program is the main element of that rejuvenation.
Bluegrass State Games
June 15 - Track & Field, Centre College, Danville
June 15-16 - Swimming, Shillito Park Pool, Lexington
July 4 - BGSG Season Kickoff, 4th of July Festival, Downtown Lexington
July 12-14 Fast Pitch Softball, Various Venues, Lexington
July 12-14 - Tennis, University of Kentucky, Lexington