State Games returns in 2021
North Carolina’s largest multi-sport amateur sporting event will return to the Triangle in 2021. The BODYARMOR State Games will host events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Sanford and Wake Forest from June 5 to July 18, 2021.
Over 12,000 athletes will have the chance to “go for gold” at world-class venues throughout the Triangle region. UNC Chapel Hill’s Boshamer Stadium and historic Durham Athletic Park will both host high school baseball. High school field hockey and softball are scheduled to take place at Duke University, and other high school softball games will be held at Thomas Brooks Park. The WakeMed Soccer Park will be the site of the Youth Soccer Tournament, while the Wake Competition Center and other Triangle Area Polar Ice Houses will collectively host both youth and adult ice hockey players. Karate, Taekwondo, Youth Basketball and High School Basketball will all take place at the Raleigh Convention Center. Ninja debuts and will be held at Rock Solid Warrior (Fuquay-Varina) and Warrior Tech OCR (Morrisville)! County Durham Stadium will host both high school track and field and lacrosse, while Cary Tennis Park will host pickleball and tennis. Swimming will also be back in 2021 at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
The BODYARMOR State Games will be held at many other venues in the region including: Apex Fencing Academy, Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis (Morrisville), Southern Sand Volleyball Complex (Apex), Capital City BMX (Raleigh), Womble Park (Holly Springs) )), Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School (Sanford), and other schools, parks and recreation facilities in the area. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit www.bodyarmorstategames.org.
Registrations are open for the 2021 BODYARMOR State Games, which will feature twenty-seven different sports. Badminton, Kickball, Ninja and Esports join roster for the first time in 2021. Remaining sports include: baseball, basketball, BMX, disc golf, fencing, field hockey, figure skating , Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Pickleball, Rugby, Shooting, Football, Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Athletics, Sand Volleyball and Wrestling. Athletes can visit www.bodyarmorstategames.org to register for each event.
BODYARMOR State Games of North Carolina 2021 corporate partners include: BODYARMOR, Visit NC, Truist, Lowes Foods, Daly Seven, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, HighSchoolOT.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sheetz, Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and Durham Sports Commission. It’s not too late to be part of this year’s BODYARMOR State Games; to become a sponsor, contact the North Carolina Amateur Sports Office at 919-361-1133 ext. 233.
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