St. George-The Best of State organization recently recognized the Huntsman World Senior Games as the best sporting event in the State of Utah for the fourth time.

“We are humbled by this recognition,” said Kyle Case, Huntsman World Senior Games CEO. “There are so many world-class sporting events that take place each year in Utah, it is truly an honor.”

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

-         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 and better. Each October, for the last 30 years, athletes from around the world have gathered in St. George, Utah to compete in the Games. Last year the Games hosted over 11,000 athletes from every state in the union and 34 different countries. There have been 77 countries represented since its inception in 1987.