Huntsman World Senior Games receives Best of State award

SALT LAKE CITY – The Best of State organization recently named the Huntsman World Senior Games the best sporting event in Utah.

At an awards banquet in Salt Lake City, the Games received the commendation along with the Best of State Statue award for Sports and Recreation from Gov. Gary Herbert. “We are humbled and honored by this recognition,” Huntsman World Senior Games CEO Kyle Case said.

The Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes age 50 and over. It takes place each October in St. George and offers 27 different sports to participants of all skill levels.

Best of State annually recognizes outstanding businesses and organizations from across Utah. The awards fall under 10 main categories: Arts and Entertainment, Business Services, Community Development, Dining Establishments, Education, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Merchandising and Consumer Services, Production and Manufacturing, Science and Technology and Sports and Recreation. Winners from each category receive a Best of State medallion, then compete against each other for the coveted Best of State Statue.

A panel of business leaders review and evaluate nominees based on how they excel in their endeavors and use innovative approaches or methods to contribute to a better quality of life in Utah.

“It was an unexpected and truly overwhelming honor to receive the award – to be recognized as the best of the best,” Case said. “We are so grateful for the vision and leadership of the Games founder, John Morgan, who laid the foundation for this great organization and all those who helped it grow along the way. If not for them, we would not have received this award.”

Submitted by: Huntsman World Senior Games

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