The Sunflower State Games is pleased to announce that the 31st Anniversary of Kansas’ own Olympic style sports festival will kick-off this weekend in Topeka with an abbreviated schedule due to Covid-19. The event begins on Friday, July 10th with Tennis, Golf and Baseball. Also taking place this weekend will be Orienteering and Sporting Clays. Although our state has been in the process of reopening, in light of the recent increase in the number of cases and new State and County guidelines as well as the group gathering nature of this large-scale sports festival Sunflower State Games staff has been evaluating the Games on a sport by sport basis on whether it can be safely played or should be cancelled. Due to the nature of some events, a number of sports may continue to be held as scheduled. We have also been able to reschedule some events for this fall. For the latest on each sport please visit our Sport Pages on our website at sunflowergames.com. If you are currently registered for an event that has been cancelled, Sunflower State Games staff will be contacting you regarding your entry fee(s). For more information regarding cancellations, please visit sunflowergames.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have a lighting of the Cauldron to kick off the Games at 4pm when the first baseball game takes place at Bettis Family Sports Complex.
The event will resume July 17th – 19th with another 5 sports, highlighted by Soccer at Sunflower Soccer Association. Although registration is now closed for events taking place July 10th – 12th, various sports will accept day of entries with a $5 late fee. The deadline to register for all sports taking place July 17-19th is tomorrow, Friday, July 10th at 6pm. Please visit sunflowergames.com for a complete schedule of events and registration procedures.
In 2019, the Sunflower State Games hosted 6,825 participants from 315 communities. The Sunflower State Games is a non-profit organization based in Topeka. The Games are held annually in July and its
purpose is to promote physical fitness and an active lifestyle for all Kansans through participation in sports. For more information, please visit sunflowergames.com.