Greensboro, North Carolina announced that it has been chosen to host the 2017 – 2018 Powerade State Games, North Carolina’s largest amateur multi-sporting event, along with Winston-Salem, High Point and Burlington.
Greensboro hosted the games in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007 & 2008. The event draws in about 14,000 athletes from across the state over a two week period.
“The Powerade State Games are one of the oldest and largest State Game programs in the United States. This is the first time that multiple Piedmont communities have partnered together to host this extraordinary sporting event.” stated Henri Fourrier, President of the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This is a step toward regionalism in our area and we are proud to be part of the Piedmont Triad.”
The North Carolina Amateur Sports’ Board of Directors announced that the following North Carolina cities have been also been selected to host the Powerade State Games of North Carolina:
2013-14 – Charlotte Region
2015-16 – Triangle Area (Raleigh, Cary & Durham)
2017-18 – Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington)
2019-20 – Charlotte Region
2021-22 – Triangle Area (Raleigh, Cary & Durham)
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.
The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to aggressively market Greensboro’s assets, maximizing economic impact while providing excellent visitor service. Guilford County ranks third in the state in travel and tourism expenditures, with over $1 billion generated in 2010 and more than 11,000 people employed in travel-related jobs.