Opening Ceremony Marks 30th Anniversary of USG

Published: June 09, 2015 | Author: Tommy Gugino | Read Time: 1 minutes

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Utah Summer Games where fireworks, the Jazz Bear and more will entertain thousands during USG’s Opening Ceremony on June 11 at 8:30 p.m. in the Eccles Coliseum.

The ceremony will include the traditional parade of athletes, where hundreds of competitors are expected to participate from the inexperienced five-year olds to the veteran 92-year old athletes.

Sixteen-year-old Britton Shipp will light the Utah Summer Games cauldron and receive the Spirit of the Games Award.

The celebration will conclude with a concert by the Party Crashers, the nation’s premiere band, made up of the best singers, dancers and musicians across the world. The Band’s repertoire is as versatile as their members, singing songs from classic rock to country, from Latin to today’s most current pop hits.

Following the Party Crashers the annual firework show will light up the skies.

The Utah Summer Games has continued to be a longstanding tradition in southern Utah and across the state, drawing athletes from all ages and ranging in skill and experience.

Opening Ceremonies have long been a seasonal highlight to near sellout crowds year after year. General admission tickets for the 2015 Opening Ceremonies are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11, are now on sale through SUU’s Centrum Ticket Office.

The 2015 Utah Summer Games will run June 5-28, with competition venues across southern Utah and sports ranging from baseball and soccer to arm wrestling and pickleball.

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