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July 2015 - Nebraska Sports Council Hosts the State Games of America

Providing opportunities that enable people of all ages and athletic abilities to have fun while being active, is what the Nebraska Sports Council is all about. 

As leaders in sports and wellness event management, the NSC offers opportunities year-round that enable amateur athletes of all ages and abilities to showcase their athletic talents, participate for the fun of it, meet new friends, make family memories, test their mental and physical limits, and achieve healthier lifestyles. The most well-known NSC event is the Cornhusker State Games.

The CSG is a statewide amateur sports festival for all Nebraskans, and is one of the best State Games programs in the nation. As part of the NSC mission, the CSG provides top-quality amateur competition in a wide range of activities, for participants of all ages. Last summer marked the 30th annual Cornhusker State Games, bringing in more than 13,000 athletes. This summer, the CSG will be replaced until next year, as the Nebraska Sports Council is conducting the 2015 State Games of America.

The 2015 SGA will take place July 28-August 2 in Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding communities. More than 60 sports are offered at this event, and all Nebraska residents are eligible to participate. Out-of-state residents are eligible to compete if they earned a medal in the last two years at their own State Games.  To date, there are more than 13,000 athletes registered for the 2015 SGA, coming from 47 different states and the District of Columbia, breaking any past State Games of America participant records.      

The Nebraska Sports Council also conducts other popular events such as the Mud Run and Pumpkin Run, which both create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to have fun while being active.

For more information about the Nebraska Sports Council and how to get involved in NSC events, visit