The Show-Me State Games and Shelter Insurance® are hosting a Torch Lighting Ceremony and Run in Kansas City on Tuesday, April 19, in preparation for the 2016 Show-Me State Games. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Park.
The event will begin with a brief Torch Lighting Ceremony at 1:30 p.m., including speakers from the Show-Me State Games and Shelter Insurance, as well as Kansas City Parks & Recreation, who is an instrumental supporter of this event. Kansas City residents will bring the torch through the Country Club Plaza.
The Show-Me State Games is an annual Olympic-style sports festival offering more than 40 sports for Missourians of all ages and ability levels, taking place June 10-12, July 22-24 and July 29-31 in Columbia. The torch will be traveling across Missouri during the months leading up to the GAMES . The full schedule includes: Hannibal on April 13, Kansas City and St. Joseph on April 19, Springfield on April 28, Joplin on April 29, Cape Girardeau and St. Louis on May 3, St. Charles on May 4 and Jefferson City and Columbia on July 22.
Media interested in covering the event, please contact Emily Lorenz at 573-882-2105 or 314-808-6047. For more information on the torch run or GAMES, you can visit www.smsg.org.