WHO: Since the inception of the "Games" in 1989, more than 160,000 amateur athletes have participated in the "Games." The Nutmeg State Games is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic Spirit. The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
WHAT: The Nutmeg State Games is the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut. We are now celebrating our 29th year of uniting Connecticut's residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic Spirit. This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Nutmeg State Games is a member in good standing of the National Congress of State Games.
WHERE: The "Games" will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2017. The City of New Britain has hosted the "Games" longer than any other city in Connecticut (1991-1994, 2010-2020). Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.
WHEN: July 15th through August 6th, 2017.
PARTICIPANTS: More than 7,000 participants, 600+ coaches, 500+ officials, 1,000+ Volunteers and over 20,000 spectators will take part in the 2017 Nutmeg State Games representing every one of the 169 cities and town in the State of Connecticut. Participants range from six to eighteen years of age.
MORE THAN JUST A GAME: Personal Development, Sportsmanship, Physical Fitness, Teamwork, Volunteerism.
The Nutmeg State Games, through the venue of competitive sports, seeks to contribute positively to the physical, mental and emotional growth of our athletes. We believe that participation in athletics provides opportunities to develop the qualities of leadership, hard work, self confidence and mental and physical toughness. Competitive athletics lays the foundation for positive lifelong habits that contributes to a healthy life style and teaches teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others. The Nutmeg State Games includes participants from all religious, racial and socio economic groups contributing to a truly statewide Connecticut event.
The Nutmeg State Games, a Division of the Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, a member of the National Congress of State Games and the Official State Games of Connecticut!