WV Games

Title: WV Games
Location: 600 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV
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Description: The Charleston Convention &Visitors Bureau is proud to present the third annual West Virginia Games, Sept. 2-3, 2011. WV Games is the largest collection of sanctioned sports and sporting events in the state, and is becoming the Labor Day event for the community and out-of-state visitors.

“If you’re staying close to home or want to visit Charleston during Labor Day weekend, WV Games will offer many opportunities to participate as well as many family-friendly activities,” said CVB President/CEO Patty Bradley.

“This isn’t just a spectator event. Anyone who has an interest in participating in events like the basketball tournament, wrestling, volleyball and the annual distance run can do so,” said Bradley.

WV Games is expected to attract more than 5,000 competitors and spectators and have an economic impact of $1 million.

“WV Games is a fun-filled weekend of strength and athletic competition that can be enjoyed by everyone,” said Butch Hiles, WV Games event coordinator.

Schedule of events

• Basketball Tournament
• Beach Wrestling
• Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Wrestling State Championships
• Charleston Distance Run
• Crossfit Challenge
• Volleyball
• Zumbathon

Again this year the United Way of Central West Virginia, along with H&H Enterprises, Chesapeake Energy and Alpha Natural Resources, will sponsor a Family Funzone. Activities include obstacle courses, screamer slide, Jupiter jump, 3-in-1 challenge, rock climbing, XMCW Wrestling, face painting, food and much more.

“You can enjoy the competition while your kids enjoy the Funzone,” said Janice Amspoker, resource and development director for United Way.

Start Date: 2011-09-03
End Date: 2011-09-04