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  • SMSG along with Shelter Ins. are excited to announcedates and cities for the 2013 Torch Run

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  • COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Show-Me State Games along with Shelter Insurance® are excited to announce the dates and cities for the 2013 Torch Run.
    The mission of the Shelter Insurance Show-Me State Games torch run is to generate exposure and enthusiasm for the Show-Me State Games throughout Missouri. The Show-Me State Games is an Olympic-style sports festival offering more than 40 events for all ages and ability levels. The 2013 GAMES will take place on June 14-16, July 19-21 and July 26-28 in Columbia, Mo.
    The torch run will take place in six cities throughout Missouri in June and July including:
    · Springfield: June 25 at Jordan Valley Park
    · Joplin: June 26 at Cunningham Park
    · Lee's Summit: July 2 at Shelter Insurance®
    · St. Charles: July 9 at Frontier Park
    · Jefferson City: July 19 at the Missouri State Capitol
    · Columbia: July 19 at Shelter Insurance®
    The torch run will culminate with the Opening Ceremonies festivities at Mizzou Arena on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
    "We look forward to bringing this Olympic tradition back to the GAMES and we are so grateful for the support of Shelter Insurance® in helping make this possible," said Ken Ash, Executive Director of the Show-Me State Games.
    The last time the Show-Me State Games hosted a torch run was more than ten years ago. The support of Shelter Insurance® is making this event possible.
    "The message of health and fitness promoted by the Show-Me State Games is an important one," said Rick Means, President and CEO of Shelter. "We're pleased to help share that message throughout Missouri with this unique event. It's a great way to reach out across the state and encourage participation."
    For more information, visit www.smsg.org or email peurrunge@Missouri.edu.
    The Show-Me STATE GAMES was established in 1985 as a non-profit program of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health. Now the largest state games in the nation, the Show-Me State Games is hosted by the University of Missouri. In addition to the summer games, the Show-Me State Games offers events throughout the year to promote health, fitness, family and fun. The Show-Me State Games generates $15 million in economic impact annually in Columbia. For a complete schedule of events and more details about the Show-Me State Games, visit www.smsg.org or call 573-882-2101.
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