2020 State Games Cancellation

31 July 2020

2020 State Games Cancellation

It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors of the SCSSC, has made the decision to cancel the S.C. State Games for 2020. The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and staff are of the upmost importance to us. For 35 consecutive years, we have proudly conducted our state competition and look forward to continuing the tradition. The tentative dates for 2021 will be May 14-15 and May 20-22, 2021.  For all athletes, who registered on-line, will be automatically be carried over to the 2021 Games, with no increase in fees. Paper registrations, that were mailed in, will be held and entered after January 1, 2021, when registration reopens for the 2021 Games. Full schedule details will be posted, on our website, at this time. We appreciate all athletes, from the 20+ states, who supported the S.C. Game this year and we look forward to hosting you in May 2021. 


Member states, who were unable to conduct State Games, or specific sports/events in 2020, may qualify their athletes for the National Senior Games in 2021 through an Adjusted Qualification Process that has been implemented specifically for the 2021 Games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (November 5-18, 2021). The athletes who qualified for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama and/or the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico can be qualified for 2021 National Games. The number of registrants may be limited in certain sports. In addition, an open registration period will be offered to accommodate athletes who were unable to attend or qualify at a state senior games in 2020. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Power Walk will continue to be an open sport for the 2021 National Games. 


Please continue to check our website for updates and enjoy our on-line health and fitness tips and classes, sponsored by Humana. You may also want to check the NSGA website for the Step Up Your Game Challenge. When you register, your senior games organization is the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic.  


Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times and for you support of the S,C, Senior Sports Classic!!


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