State Games Opening Ceremonies Set for Friday

The official opening of the State Games is heralded by the Coca-Cola Opening Ceremonies June 20 in downtown Meridian. Thousands will gather at City Hall for the parade of athletes, the lighting of the State Games torch and a spectacular fireworks display. The State Games keeps its entry fees low primarily through the generous donations of sponsors, including Founding Gold Sponsors: Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Rush Hospital; and Gold Sponsors: AT&T, Maples Gas, BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, Meridian-Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau/Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, Structural Steel, WTOK-TV, The Meridian Star and WMDN/WGBC-TV. For more information on the Games, call 1-800-482-0205 or visit the State Games of Mississippi website at

State Games of Mississippi will be hosting several sports statewide this weekend.

RX Fit-Caustic Crossfit-Meridian, June 21&22

Cycling-John C Stennis Drive-Meridian, June 22

Disc Golf- Paul B Johnson State Park-Hattiesburg, June 21

Fencing(Wheelchair)- Jackson Methodist Rehab, June 21

Mountain Bike-Buddy Butts Park-Jackson, June 22

Powerlifting-Hot Spot Fitness Center- Collinsville, June 21

Sporting Clays-Camp Binachi-Meridian, June 21

Basketball(Adult)-Meridian Communtity College, June 21

Youth Soccer-Jaycee Soccer Complex, Lamar, Meridian Community College, Sammy Davidson Complex, QV Sykes Soccer Field-Meridian, June 21&22

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