MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Officials with the State Games of Mississippi are gearing up for the 2018 event.
And while most of the sports will be contested in June, a few will kick off this weekend, with a youth baseball tournament, a softball tournament and youth swimming all taking place in Meridian.
A record number forty-two sports are scheduled this year, and a lot of behind the scenes work is already taking place.
"Today our interns started and we're really glad to have them here. They do what we call the grunt work. We've loaded up the athlete t-shirts, getting the sports boxes together, waivers and all the forms that you need for all the different sporting events," said Krilecia Gianakos. "We're getting everything pulled together and organized and we're excited about starting the games here this weekend."
The opening ceremonies for the 2018 State Games of Mississippi will take place Friday, June 15, at the lawn in front of Meridian City Hall.
Click the attached link to visit the State Games of Mississippi website for information about sports competitions and registration.