Off and running.... well at least the sign-ups... the show-me state games gives athletes a chance to compete in 40 different olympic style sports for a range of ages and ability levels.
And while the games aren't until the summer... the sign-up process officially kicked off with a "torch run" in downtown st.
It's part of an 8 city tour stop to generate enthusiasm about the games and get athletes involved.
One of the organizers says the show-me state games is about more than competition.
(i'm a mom of a show-me state games athlete.
I watched him win a metal a few years ago.
There is nothing like that.
I am just telling you as a parent.
It was so exciting and i knew he was in a great, safe, family, fun competitive environment.") if you know an athlete interested in finding out more or signing up... head over to www-dot-smsg-dot org (sot)