It was a warm and glorious night in Cedar City as hundreds of athletes and thousands of family members and fans packed the Eccles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Utah Summer Games.
CEDAR CITY – It was a warm and glorious night in Cedar City as hundreds of athletes and thousands of family members and fans packed the Eccles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Utah Summer Games.
Dancers, entertainers and flag-bearers wowed the crowd as athletes throughout the state (as well as competitors from neighboring states) marched into the SUU football stadium.
The theme for the night and the motto of the USG is: Celebrating excellence in the human spirit and healthy lifestyles through extraordinary sporting events and competition.
The Games will feature 40 different events in 30 different sports. The Utah Summer Games always feature a large number of soccer, basketball and track and field competitors, but are also home to some of the less-mainstream sports, such as equestrian, archery, horseshoes, pickleball and Ultimate Frisbee,
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Andy Griffin has been in sports media since 1989 and has covered BYU, Utah State and the Utah Jazz as well as all sports in southern Utah. A journalism graduate of USU, Andy has carried on a dual career as both a sports writer and a sports broadcaster and has been heard around the country. He has also been published in USA Today, Sport magazine, The Sporting News, Fairways magazine, the Los Angeles Times and locally in the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Spectrum. Andy was “The Voice of Region 9 sports,” for many years. He also hosted a daily sports talk show for three years called AG in the a.m.
Andy has been married to his college sweetheart Shelly for 28 years and has five children ages 13 to 25.