Lolo Jones is heading to the right place for a long year of success. She is getting her spiritual house in order, before she ventures to business of being an ‘Olympian example and role model.
Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones and Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs are encouraging eligible athletes from across the country to join them at the 2015 State Games of America (SGA) in Lincoln, July 28–Aug. 2. Jones and Burroughs will appear at the opening ceremonies and host events for 2015 SGA competitors.
The State Games of America is the largest Olympic-style sports festival in the nation. The 2015 SGA is expected to draw 20,000 athletes to compete in more than 60 sports. Most of the competitions are organized by age divisions and skill levels.
Jones competed in the Iowa Games after her high school career in Des Moines and says the event was her first exposure to a broader range of competitors. She calls the State Games of America concept “brilliant” because the opportunity to perform with athletes from around the country can bring out the best in competitors. She says the SGA also offers an experience similar to the Olympics.
On January 11, 2015 Lolo Jones posted the below to her facebook page:
Lolo definitely lives her faith out loud! She tweeted:
Good for her!
Online registration is open at SGA2015.com, along with details regarding events and eligibility.
The State Games of America is sanctioned by the National Congress of State Games. The Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) will organize and oversee the event. The NSC’s Cornhusker State Games recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and is one of the largest State Games events in the nation