Powerade State Games of North Carolina Wraps Up Year One in the Triangle

Posted by Press Release on June 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm under Amateur, High School | Comments are off for this article

Powerade State Games of North Carolina Wraps Up Year One in the Triangle
The Games Will Return to the Triangle for the 30th Anniversary Edition in 2016

DURHAM, North Carolina, – North Carolina’s largest multi-sport, amateur athletic sporting event is wrapping up year one of a two year run in the Triangle. The Powerade State Games of North Carolina were last in the Triangle when Cary hosted them in 2005 and 2006. Overall, the Triangle has hosted the Games for sixteen out of the twenty-nine years the festival has been serving athletes from across the state.

The early estimates show nearly 12,000 athletes and 700 teams participating in this year’s edition of the Powerade State Games. Raleigh, Cary and Durham all hosted competition throughout the month of June and will be ready to roll out the red carpet again in 2016. Some highlights of this year’s Games include:

– Over 1,600 athletes at Durham County Stadium for the Track & Field Meet.
– Pickleball, Wrestling, Fencing, Taekwondo and Karate all hosted under one roof in the Raleigh Convention Center.
– Opening Ceremonies was held at City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. Kemba Walker, of the Charlotte Hornets, lit the cauldron.
– The High School Baseball Tournament was played at the best stadiums in the Triangle – USA Baseball Complex, N.C. State University, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
– North Carolina Central University hosting the High School Basketball Tournament, featuring many local, intact varsity teams.
– More than 60 ice hockey teams participated in two weekends of tournaments for adult and youth teams at the Polar Ice Houses in Wake County.

Planning for the 30th Anniversary of the Powerade State Games is already underway for June 2016. Chuck Hobgood, President of North Carolina Amateur Sports, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to host the 30th Anniversary of the Powerade State Games in the Triangle, where the event began back in 1986. We look forward to working with the local towns, facilities, convention and visitors bureaus, volunteers and sponsors on putting together another successful event next year.”
The Games will move to the Piedmont Triad Region in 2017 & 2018 before heading to Charlotte in 2019 & 2020.

The 2015 Powerade State Games of North Carolina corporate partners include: Powerade, BB&T, Lowe’s Foods, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, Visit Raleigh, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit NC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Which Wich Sandwiches, Core Power, Dicks’s Sporting Goods, Bojangle’s, Systel Office Automation and York Properties. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2016 Powerade State Games in the Triangle, contact North Carolina Amateur Sports at 919-361-1133 ext. 233.

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.

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