2018 Summer Games Sport & General Information:
The 37th Annual 2018 Keystone State Games Festival of Sports are taking place throughout Luzerne County during the week of July 25 - 30, 2018. Since its inception in 1981 Keystone State Games, Inc. has attracted over 500,000 participants of various age groups into their events.
The Keystone State Games, modeled after the Olympic Games, are PA’s largest annually held multi-sport competitions providing Pennsylvania's amateur athletes an opportunity to compete against athletes from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond in a festival atmosphere that promotes all of the positive aspects of amateur sports.
The Keystone State Games staff can be reached by clicking on the following link - CLICK HERE for a listing of KSG Staff and Contact Information
2018 SUMMER GAMES SPORTS:
Please click on the sport(s) below for specific sport details and registration information - Check regularly before your event for updates: Registration and information on each sport will be made available during the month of March.
5 K Run / Walk
Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation
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.
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.
2018 SUMMER GAMES GENERAL INFORMATION:
CLICK HERE for the GENERAL SPORT APPLICATION for Mail-In applications and Walk-Ons - If mailing an application please send to Keystone State Games, Inc., PO Box 1166, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-1166 - mail-in application must be received 7 business days before the listed sport deadline.
CLICK HERE for the General Visitors / Event Information for both the Keystone Games Festival of Sports and the PA Senior Games
KEYSTONE GAMES ACTIVE HOTEL LIST
It is very important that our athletes that require lodging for the 2018 Summer Games please consider staying at our sponsors/participating hotels to ensure the hotels that are willing to support the games are valued for their dedication to the Keystone State Games and all of our participants!
For the guests to receive the rates listed in the above link, most hotels are asking that they refer to the code Keystone State Games 2018 but several have other codes or have included online links (see Downloaded Hotel List above for more Information).
OFFICIAL MEDICAL SERVICES provided by Coming Soon
Keystone State Games Medical Services will be provided by __________ at designated areas throughout the 2018 Keystone Games Festival of Sports Competitions. Medical personnel interested in volunteering thier time and services need to fill out the following form: 2018 Keystone Games Medical Staff Information Form
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.
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 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
Thank You to the 2018 Keystone State Games Festival of Sports Sponsors
Will be updated regularly as more and more sponsors and donors support the amateur athletes of the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports