Registration opens for 2013 State Games of America in Pennsylvania's Hershey Harrisburg Region

Apr 18, 2013, 05:00 ET from Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Event officials today announced registration has opened for the 2013 State Games of America (SGA) taking place this summer in Pennsylvania's Hershey Harrisburg Region (HHR) from July 30August 4, 2013. Qualifying winners from individual State Games are eligible to compete in the biennial Olympic-style event this summer featuring over 30 sports.

Athletes interested in competing in this national competition can register online at The site provides information and updates on schedules, special events, travel information, and lodging deals. Event organizers are encouraging athletes to register early and to bookmark the site as details on several sports will continue to be finalized.

Organizers are also urging competitors to secure their lodging early with participating hotels on the event Web site to avoid potential issues later during the region's busy summer travel season.

"The SGA site makes it easy for athletes or coaches to register then find the best rates on rooms near their event venue," said Mary Smith, President of HHRVB. "Booking early is especially important for teams that need a block of rooms at an affordable rate." 

Coaches or team leaders requiring additional help with lodging reservations for large groups should call Amy or Tony at Connections Housing at 855-476-6976 or 702-476-6976.

The SGA Opening Ceremony and competitions will be held at a variety of premier venues throughout the region commonly recognized as the home to Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg and the popular resort town of Hershey.

SOURCE Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau