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Registration is open for the 37th Annual Keystone State Games Festival of Sports which this year is taking place throughout Luzerne County, July 25-30.

Since its inception in 1981 Keystone State Games, Inc. has attracted more than 500,000 participants of various age groups into their events. More than 35 sporting events will take place at this year’s Games.

Ice Hockey will take place on Aug. 3-5, at the York Ice Rink in York, and the Martial Arts Expo, which includes Karate and TaeKwonDo, will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp. on June 3.

The Keystone State Games, modeled after the Olympic Games, are Pennsylvania’s largest annually held multi-sport competitions providing the state’s amateur athletes an opportunity to compete against athletes from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond in a festival atmosphere that promotes all of the positive aspects of amateur sports.

The mission of the Keystone State Games is to promote physical fitness, sports activity, and sportsmanship as a health improvement and disease prevention strategy for all Pennsylvanians and other participants and to create an expanded, coordinated and citizen-sponsored program of amateur athletic competition.

The official Kickoff of the 2018 Keystone State Games Festival of Sports is set for Tuesday, June 5, at the Ryan Office Building in the Harrisburg Capitol Complex from noon to 1 p.m. during the Annual Keystone Games Hall of Fame Induction. Tunkhannock’s Bob Parkison will be among those inducted.

For more information, visit the KSG website at