East County Sports

Calif. State Games gain new leadership



From SportsSanDiego.org 


Sports San Diego To Manage California State Games

SAN DIEGO, CA – Sports San Diego announced today that they will be taking over management of the California States Games under their umbrella of growing sports properties, which includes the Holiday Bowl, Rady Children’s Invitational, and serving as the region’s Sports Commission.

As a community-based member of the United States Olympic Committee, the California State Games (CSG) has hosted the largest amateur sports festival in the state since 1988.The California State Games includes both a Winter and Summer competition comprised of more than 20 sports and over 10,000 athletes.

In addition, San Diego has been selected to host the 2024 State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style youth competition that features medalists from State Games throughout the country. The California State Games and San Diego Tourism Authority partnered on this successful bid in 2020 to bring the Games to San Diego.

More than 18,000 athletes are expected to compete in the competition across multiple venues in San Diego from July 17-21, 2024. San Diego last hosted the State Games of America in 2011.

“We are very excited to be the lead organization behind the California State Games and The State Games of America. They will both be a tremendous opportunity to showcase all that San Diego has to offer. The participants and their families will enjoy the 70 miles of beaches, world-class attractions, and beautiful weather,” said Sports San Diego CEO, Mark Neville.

About California State Games

The vision of the California State Games is to increase participation in amateur sports and improve the skill levels of all amateur athletes in California by including athletes from all communities and regions in the California State Games and our regional events. California is one of 27 states that conduct similar types of statewide competitions through the National Congress of State Games.

About Sports San Diego 

Sports San Diego’s mission is to drive visitor demand to economically benefit the San Diego region through producing the Holiday Bowl, Rady Children’s Invitational and California State Games, and recruiting, supporting, and hosting world-class sports events.

For more information on Sports San Diego, visit SportsSanDiego.org