About the Games
The Inaugural Alabama State Games competition in 1983 was held in Auburn, Alabama and featured 600 athletes competing in four different sports. In 2012, ASF Foundation's 30th Anniversary State Games showcased more than 6,000 athletes competing in 25 different sports and over 100 sporting events, making it the state's largest annual multi-sport event for youth and adults.
The Alabama State Games are part of a nationwide network of state games with a national organization called the National Congress of State Games (NCSG). The NCSG is a membership organization comprised of 35+ Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Multi Sport Organizational Council. The mission of the NCSG is to support State Games member organizations in the promotion of health, fitness and character building through multi-sport competitions and physical activities. The NCSG was created in 1986, to serve as the official association of the State Games Organizations. The state games programs began in the early 1980s as part of a grass roots effort to get more athletes involved and aware of Olympic sports and to encourage them to possibly pursue participating in the Olympic Games.
THE STATE GAMES MOVEMENT
State Games provide a motivational goal for all athletes within the state in which they are organized. Recreational and competitive events alike are offered in most states, so whether participants compete for the fun of it, or as the first step to their ultimate dream, there's something for everybody in the State Games. The State Games movement dates back to 1978.
PROUD MEMBER of the United States Olympic Committee -
Recognized Multi-Sport Organization
In addition to staging multi-sport athletic competitions each year,
The ASF Foundation impacts our communities through a variety of programs including character development and sportsmanship programs, tobacco prevention campaigns, drug awareness activities, wellness programs,
efforts to assist underprivileged and disadvantaged youth, as well as a number of scholarship programs.
As a member state of the National Congress of State Games (NCSG), medal winners from the Alabama State games are qualified to compete in eligible* sports at the State Games of America!