St. George-The Best of State organization announced on April 13, 2021 that the Huntsman World Senior Games has been named the best sporting event in the State of Utah. It is the eighth time the Games has received this honor.

“With all the uncertainty we have been through this last year as a state – indeed the whole world, it is so wonderful that we have athletic competition to help us come together and heal,” said Kyle Case, Huntsman World Senior Games CEO. “We are humbled to a part of the healing process.”

The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.  Judges evaluate nominees based on

  • achievement in the field of endeavor
  • innovation or creativity in approaches
  • Contributions to the quality of life in Utah

“I learned a long time ago that if you want to be the best you have to surround yourself with the best,” said Huntsman World Senior Games founder, John Morgan, “and that is just what we have done. We have the best athletes, the best volunteers and the best administrative staff – they are all simply fantastic.” 

The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for people age 50 or better. Each October, for the last 33 years, athletes from around the world have gathered in St. George, Utah to compete in the Games. Annually the Games host around 11,000 athletes from every state in the union and 36 foreign countries (80 countries have been represented since its inception in 1987).