Hey, remember last year when they did all the sports events on Magic Island?
They're expanding this year and apperently want us to step up and show them what WV Games really are:
The 2nd Annual WEST VIRGINIA GAMES To Be Held Labor Day Weekend in Charleston, WV
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The city of Charleston will host the 2nd annual West Virginia Games Labor Day weekend, September 3-4, 2010. The WV Games is the largest collection of sanctioned sports and sporting events in the entire state, and it has replaced the Regatta as the new featured event for the community and out of state visitors on Labor Day weekend.
The majority of the sporting events will take place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha river in downtown Charleston. However, many other near-by locations will be hosting events and the full schedule, with locations, will be released soon.
Confirmed and featured events will include: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission wrestling, volleyball, USA Boxing, the Charleston Distance Run, 5K, gymnastics, and much more. There are also on going talks with many more event promoters and some other possible events include a fishing tournament, power lifting, Crossfit and many more. In fact, all event promoters are welcome to contact Butch Hiles if they are interested in possibly hosting their event during this time, because The WV Games is looking to feature a wide variety of events that would draw interest from all walks of life.
"The WV Games is a fun filled weekend of strength and athletic competition and it is a family friendly event that people will enjoy from all over. It's a lot of exposure for the event promoters and it's a great way for people to see events and sports that they may have not been exposed to or would have ever thought about attending before," States Butch Hiles, the WV Games event coordinator.
The WV Games is an important event for the state of West Virginia, because many competitors from both in and out of the state compete and participate. Because of this large influx of out of state participants and spectators, there is a very large and positive economic impact for our state and city. Last years event brought many more people to the surrounding hotels and establishments that would not have otherwise been there.
“We attracted thousands of athletes and spectators at last years event and obviously we hope to continue to exceed that number each and every year. I can only see this event getting bigger and bigger as word of mouth gets out and it's an absolute pleasure to see people from our state, as well as all of the surrounding states, coming together to participate in something so positive and important as physical fitness and friendly competition,” exclaimed Hiles.
The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau is assisting with services on this event and for an up-to-date calendar of upcoming events in the city of Charleston, as well as the WV Games, please look at www.charlestonwv.com
For more information on the WV Games, including sponsorship, or hosting an additional event, please contact:
Leah sent Dave the contact info. This gentleman told Leah he can probably get us a hall so we can do our thing, run some tourneys, and promote our games.
EDIT: Leah want's me to stress how interested this guy was in involving the gaming community. So there.
Last edited by Doug James; 06-06-2010 at 06:55 PM.
This would be a great way to bring attention to CharCon to people who may not already be aware of it. It's a good thing to keep in mind if somebody were to put up posters or hand out a couple fliers to people.
I shot off an email to ask more about this. Thanks Doug and Leah for bringing it to our attention. We definitely will take advantage of any opportunity we can to further promote gaming, CharCon and the West Virginia Hobby Gaming Association.