Opening Ceremonies of the 32nd State Games of Mississippi

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 10:19 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The torch is lit and the 32nd State Games of Mississippi officially began Friday night with the parade of athletes. Speeches, recognitions and the Oath of Athletes followed. Finally, the torch was lit and fireworks ended a perfect night to get the 3-week event underway.

Forty-two different sports involving over 5,000 athletes will be played through June 25.

“We have been doing this for a long time; this is my 22nd year to be coaching,” said Alliance FC soccer coach, Sonja Rowell. “It is a fun way to end the season with the kids and they have a blast.”

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