Powerade State Games of North Carolina Announces Host Cities for 2013-2016
DURHAM, North Carolina, December 5, 2011 – The Powerade State Games of North
Carolina will return to two familiar communities in 2013-2016. North
Carolina’s largest multi-sport, amateur athletic sporting event will return
to Charlotte in 2013 and 2014. The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Cary)
submitted a joint bid and were awarded the Games for 2015 and 2016.
Charlotte hosted the Powerade State Games of North Carolina for the first
time in 2009 and 2010. The Triangle area has hosted the Games fifteen
different times since the event began in 1986, most recently in Cary in 2005
“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with these outstanding
communities again,” said Chuck Hobgood, President of North Carolina Amateur
Sports. “Rotating the Games to various communities across the state allows
us to share the economic impact benefits of the event with these communities
and provides our participants with the opportunity to compete in the best
facilities in North Carolina.”
North Carolina Amateur Sports will announce the 2017-2020 Host Cities in
January. Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and the Triangle
(Raleigh/Durham/Cary) have submitted proposals to host the Games during
those four years.
The 2012 edition of the Powerade State Games will return to Winston-Salem
for the second consecutive year. The 2011 event included nearly 10,000
athletes and coaches from 97 of 100 of North Carolina’s counties. More than
10,000 athletes and more than 20,000 spectators are expected to return to
Winston-Salem for the Powerade State Games in June! Registration for the
2012 event opens in January. Please visit
www.ncsports.org for more details.
North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
that annually hosts the Powerade State Games of North Carolina and Cycle
North Carolina. NCAS is dedicated to the promotion of health, physical
fitness and the Olympic Movement in North Carolina. For more information on
NCAS and its events, please visit www.ncsports.org.