Registration for the 41st Alabama State Games off and running

(Alabama State Games)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Registration for the 41st Alabama State Games opened March 1 at and has been growing steadily. Soccer, baseball and first-year-sport Powerlifting have been leading the way as teams and individuals announce their intentions to go for gold in 20-plus sports June 7-9 in Birmingham and Jefferson County.

“After just one month, the number of registrants for the Alabama State Games speaks volumes about the passion and enthusiasm this state has for sports,” said Alabama State Games Executive Director Laura Creel Burt. “After seeing the number of participants we had in 2023 our first year back in Birmingham and Jefferson County after several years away- we had a great feeling about what the future held. Day by day we are seeing it reflected.”

An added incentive for the 41st Alabama State Games hosted by the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County is the $40,000 in scholarships that will be awarded on June 7. Athletes who register for the Games and then attend both the State Farm Athlete Leadership Summit and the Opening Ceremony inside Legacy Arena at the BJCC will be entered into a drawing where 32 academic scholarships will be awarded. The Alabama State Games has awarded $363,000 to date in academic scholarships.

Burt added: “The Alabama State Games uses sports as a vehicle to promote academic success, healthy lifestyles and good citizenship. The scholarship initiative embodies our commitment to our mission. Through sports- a common thread that connects every one of all ages- we can see the thrill they experience while achieving success.” Registration and event information can be found at Follow the Alabama State Games on Facebook and Instagram.

The sports on offer for the 41st Alabama State Games are:

● Archery

 ● AtomicNinja Challenge

 ● Baseball

 ● BatonTwirling**

 ● BeachVolleyball

 ● Bowling***

 ● Chess

 ● DiscGolf

 ● Diving

 ● eSports

 ● Equestrian

 ● Judo

 ● Miracle League

 ● Pickleball

 ● Powerlifting

 ● Soccer***

 ● Softball***

 ● Swimming

 ● TableTennis

 ● Tennis

 ● Track&Field

 ● Ultimate Frisbee

 ● Wrestling (Individual TriStyle)

 ● Wrestling (TEAM BOYS)***

 ● Wrestling (TEAM GIRLS)***

** High School and collegiate Majorette teams are invited to participate as teams and as individuals.

 *** NFHS/AHSAA teams are eligible to register and will compete against other NFHS/AHSAA member schools

ABOUT THE ALABAMA STATE GAMES: The Alabama State Games was founded in 1982 at the request of the United States Olympic Committee. Since 1982 the Games have grown into the state’s largest annual multi-sport competition with nearly 5,000 athletes competing in 20+ sports for gold, silver, and bronze medals and opportunities to be awarded academic scholarships. Fostering a culture of academic success, a scholarship initiative was created and has to date awarded $363,000 in academic scholarships to any 2-year, 4-year college, university or trade school. In 2024, $40,000 will be awarded. The Alabama State Games’ core beliefs are academic excellence, healthy lifestyles, and good citizenship.