8 months ago from Show-Me STATE GAMES
The Show-Me State Games is an Olympic-style sports festival offering more than 40 events
The Show-Me State Games and Shelter Insurance® are hosting a Torch Lighting Ceremony and Run on Friday, April 25, in preparation for the 2014 Show-Me STATE GAMES. The event will begin at Noon at Central Park.
The event will begin with a brief Torch Lighting Ceremony at noon, including speakers from the Show-Me State Games and Shelter Insurance®, as well as Mayor Roy Hark and Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman Kevin Knickerbocker. Hannibal residents will then run an approximately 2-mile route through downtown Hannibal.
The mission of the Shelter Insurance® 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 in Columbia, Mo.
The torch will be traveling across Missouri during the months leading up to the Games. The full schedule includes: Springfield on April 8, Joplin on April 9, Kansas City on April 22, Hannibal on April 25, St. Louis on April 29 and St. Charles on April 30. The Torch will be run in Jefferson City and Columbia on July 18, finally reaching its final destination - the Hearnes Center - for the Opening Ceremonies kicking off at 7 p.m.