It has now been 16 years since the world came to the Great State of Utah for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Those who participated in anyway still remember the thrill of meeting and greeting thousands of visitors from many, many countries and throughout the United States to participate in or to support their favorite among amateur athletes showcasing their prowess in 165 events.
Here in southwestern Utah we have long enjoyed the same kind of well-orchestrated and eagerly anticipated sporting event – though annually and on a much larger scale – known as the Utah Summer Games. To compete in any of 35 summer sports, almost 10,000 amateur athletes arrive in Cedar City after qualifying in regional competitions to compete in bowling, archery, volleyball, cycling, basketball for youth and adults, pickeball, girls gymnastics, water polo, horseshoes, karate, racquetball, shooting, tennis, wresting, weight lifting, bass fishing and dozens more. In addition, the Cedar City community also welcomes 50,000 spectators, supported by more than 1,000 volunteers. One of Utah’s premiere sporting events, te Utah Summer Games will be held this year from June 6 – 24. Opening ceremonies will be held on June 14 in the Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Online registration for this popular sporting event can be found at www.utahsummergames,org. If you need a place to stay, we can help you with that, too. For a beautiful, comfortable and affordable vacation resort home-away-from-home, register online today for Five Seasons Vacation Resort Rentals at www.fiveseasonsvacationresortrentals.com or St. George Vacation Resort Rentals at www.stgeorgevacationresortrentals.com. We look forward to serving you whether its for a week or a month!