About Our Games
The Palmetto State Games was created in 1984 as part of the effort to showcase the best amateure athletes in South Carolina. Due to funding issues, the Games were suspended. But now they are being brought back to life as well as PSG featured events!
The Championships is an Olympic style multi-sports festival that holds events and tournaments in many different sports events, each held at a different venues. Known as the "people's games" the Championships are open to South Carolinians of all ages and skill levels. The purpose of the Palmetto State Games Championships is to provide South Carolinians with a program of physical activity, by encouraging involvement in amateur sports.
In addition to the Championships, the Palmetto State Games administers other programs, such as the Sports Festivals, Sports Demonstrations, and Sports Clinics.
The Palmetto Games belongs to a national membership association called the National Congress of State Games (NCSG.) State Games programs exist in forty states and involve a total of 500,000 participants, 1.2 million spectators and 100,000 volunteers each year. State Games competitions are held in over 536 communities with participants coming from over 6,000 cities and towns.