VA Commonwealth Games has Seven Upcoming Events on the Schedule
13 July 2017 Sports
The 2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University is featuring seven sports this weekend, leading up to Main Games Weekend which is July 21-23. Sports being held this weekend include:
All Star Baseball – July 14-16- Liberty University
Adult Slow Pitch Softball – July 15-16 – Peaksview Park, Lynchburg
5K Run – July 15 – Liberty University
Karate – July 15 – Linkhorne Middle School, Lynchburg
Adult Rugby – July 15 – Central VA United Soccer Complex, Lynchburg
Wrestling – July 15 – Liberty University
All Star Baseball begins tomorrow with first pitch of Game 1 (West vs Central) is set to take place at 6pm followed by a small Opening Ceremonies for the tournament and then Game 2 at 8:30pm. Detailed schedule can also be found on our website. The tournament will feature some of the top High School Players in Virginia.
Main Games Weekend is July 21-23 and kicks off at Liberty University on Friday, July 21 at 12pm with Athlete Village festivities and the Grand Home Furnishings Athlete Tailgate Party at 4pm. Bigger and better, in addition to food, prizes and games, Liberty is opening up their campus ice rink and Snowflex, and more. New this year is a Parade from the Athlete Tailgate Party to the Vines Center leading into the beginning of Opening Ceremonies. Opening Ceremonies will follow at 7pm at the Vines Center, including Olympic Medalist Bimbo Coles, Miss Virginia, the parade of athletes and more.
Main Games weekend upholds a positive reputation with the community for bolstering tourism and serving as an economic engine to the host city each year. For 28 years the Virginia Commonwealth Games have provided excellent opportunities for thousands of Virginians to develop and foster new relationships, establish new goals and personal bests, while at the same time learning teamwork, sportsmanship, as well as individual team responsibilities.