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Harrisburg-Hershey area gets 2013 State Games of America

by thiryj

CPBJ reports:  The National Congress of State Games will bring the State Games of America to the Harrisburg-Hershey area during the summer of 2013, the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau this afternoon announced.

The games are a biennial Olympic-style sporting event, which attracts thousands of the top medal winners from games held in 31 states. More than 30 different sporting events will take place throughout the Harrisburg and Hershey areas, according to the bureau.

The games will attract national attention to the Harrisburg-Hershey region, according to the bureau. They tentatively are scheduled for late July or early August simultaneously with the state’s Keystone Games. Together they are expected to attract more than 10,000 participants, the bureau said. The games will bolster the economy in the Hershey-Harrisburg region, according to the bureau.

Harrisburg-Hershey area gets 2013 State Games of America.