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May 19, 2011 1:13 AM by Lee Douglas/Colorado Springs Sports Sports Corporation

Rocky Mountain State Games offer perfect stay at home get away

Colorado Springs - Gas prices at the pump putting your summer plans on the scrap pile?

The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation has a plan for you, your family and your friends for a special "Staycation" this summer that combines the breathtaking beauty of the Pikes Peak region with a chance to take home a medal or two in any of 34 sports at world-class venues like the U.S. Olympic Training Center. A summer to remember!

Colorado and Wyoming amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can grab a taste of glory and bring along their friends and families to enjoy the 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games, presented by AT&T, in Colorado Springs.

More than 6,500 athletes from 120 cities and towns in Colorado competed in last year's Games in Colorado Springs.

Athletes may register to compete and get full details at:

Call (719) 634-7333, ext. 1000 for more information.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on two weekends for the first time, July 22-24 and July 29-31, with 34 sports to choose from!

The Rocky Mountain State Games, organized and managed by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, is a multi-sport festival for Colorado and Wyoming citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled, visually impaired and Paralympic athletes. The Games are recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member organization of the United States Olympic Committee.

Competition will take place in the Pikes Peak Region at venues including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, United States Air Force Academy, Memorial Park, Fort Carson, Colorado College and other venues in Colorado Springs.

The Rocky Mountain State Games will feature an Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 29 at the Colorado Springs World Arena.




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