Keystone State Games, Inc. would like to THANK all of the Sport Directors, Coordinators, Volunteers, Staff, Board of Directors, Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Geisinger Medical Team, The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Timesleader, Wilkes University, Kings College and all of this year's Sponsors and Partners and of course the athletes and their families for participating in the 2018 Keystone State Games Festival of Sports and PA Senior Games!!!
THANK YOU FOR CARING FOR THE ATHLETES
OFFICIAL MEDICAL SERVICES provided by Geisinger
Geisinger Orthopeadics & Sports Medicine’s Certified Athletic Trainers and Physicians are proud to support this year’s Keystone State Games. Don’t let an injury keep you on the sidelines, off the court or off the field. With the latest treatment options available, our specialists manage the expected and also most complex injuries and conditions to get you back in the game. Call Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for a same day appointment. 855-949-2663 or visit Geisinger.org
Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation
Lightning is the most dangerous and frequently encountered thunderstorm hazard that people experience every year. To ensure the safety of our participants and their families, we will follow the National Athletic Trainers’ Association: Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation. Please Click Here to view the Policy. Medical Staff will have the ONLY decisions on lightning delays and continuations.
We encourage All of our athletes to be mindful of the weather. The forecast is hot and humid and that could cause scattered thunderstorms with lightning. If weather causes a delay, coaches will be notified and updated schedules will be found on this site: KSG LIVE.
2018 KSG / PSG FINALS SCHEDULES:
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Official Facebook page of Keystone Games Festival of Sports
2018 KSG SUMMER GAMES SPORTS RESULTS:
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Volunteers: A Special Thanks
They are the backbone of the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports, the people who make the Games a reality. They exemplify the spirit of Pennsylvania sports. They are the many volunteers who make the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports what they are today.
Just who are these behind-the-scenes volunteers who help stage PA’s Largest Amateur Sporting Event?
They are the Keystone State Games, Inc. Board of Directors, State Sport Directors, Regional Sport Coordinators, Coaches, Officials, Medical Personnel, and Seasonal Staff all working together to make the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports and Pennsylvania Senior Games a memorable experience for competitors and their families.
It would take too long to list all of the many roles and responsibilities these volunteers take upon themselves to make the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports successful. A great deal of applause and a very loud THANK YOU to all of the volunteers!
History of the Keystone State Games:
The Keystone State Games are a result of a resolution by Representative Joseph R. Pitts (Chester County) and approved by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1980. Keystone State Games Inc., a nonprofit corporation, was formed in 1983 with the help of former Governor Richard Thornburgh so the Games would not be solely dependent on government funding. Since its inception, Keystone State Games, Inc. has attracted over 500,000 participants of various age groups into their events.
Keystone State Games, Inc. Mission
The mission of the Keystone State Games is to promote physical fitness, sports activity, and sportsmanship as a health improvement and disease prevention strategy for all Pennsylvanians and other participants and to create an expanded, coordinated and citizen-sponsored program of amateur athletic competition.
Provide a comprehensive, coordinated and citizens supported program of sports and fitness competitions to promote physical fitness in which all Pennsylvanians can participate for the purposes of personal growth and development, and the enhancement of physical and mental health.
Provide a mechanism and medium through which Pennsylvania’s sport bodies can stimulate physical fitness and sports involvement for everyone.
Encourage government, schools, businesses, industry, foundations, and individuals to support expansion of physical fitness and sports participation as a disease prevention strategy in an effort for personal wellness.
Provide a statewide, multi-sport program with an Olympic format, to encourage and assist in preparing Pennsylvania’s athletes to enter national and international competitions.
HARRISBURG, PA – The official Kickoff of the 2018 Keystone State Games Festival of Sports took place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Ryan Office Building in the Harrisburg Capitol Complex from 12:00pm to 1:00pm during the Annual Keystone Games Hall of Fame Induction.
Since its inception in 1981, Keystone State Games, Inc. has attracted over 500,000 participants of various age groups into a variety of sporting events.
The Keystone Games Board of Directors has developed an annual event, KSG Hall of Fame Induction, which will honor key individuals throughout the history of the Games. The 2018 KSG Hall of Fame Inductees are:
Mr. Bob Parkison – KSG Competition Director
Ms. Karen Klassner – KSG Field Hockey State Director
Mr. Andrew "Sarge" Richards – KSG Ice Hockey South Region Director
The individuals honored during the 2018 Annual KSG Hall of Fame were the backbone of the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports, the people who made the Games a reality. They exemplify the spirit of amateur sports and the promotion of physical fitness. Please view the Official KSG Hall of Fame Program to learn more about how these individuals played a major role in the Keystone State Games.
Keystone State Games Board of Directors
John W. Wetterau, President
Mr. Joe Swartz, Vice President
Garry S. Taroli, Esq., Treasurer
Ms. Kathleen Santora
Mr. R. Carter LeBrocq
Mr. Marty Trimmer
Ms. Clarisse Sulyok
Mr. Steve Bohn
Ronald G. Lench, Esq.
Mrs. Joanne Horn