North Carolina Amateur Sports has announced that the Powerade State Games will remaim in Charlotte until 2019. Charlotte has hosted the State Games since
2009. The games moved to Winston-Salem in 2011-12 before moving back to Charlotte last season.
The State Games of North Carolina (for sponsorship reasons known as the Powerade State Games of North Carolina) is an Olympic-style competition for residents of North Carolina, and a member of the State Games of America. The goal of the state games is to promote fitness, sportsmanship, and a drug-free environment to North Carolinians.
The Powerade State Games are open to anyone from North Carolina and South Carolina, regardless of age, or physical ability. The 27th annual Powerade State Games, held in Charlotte, NC, had over 12,000 participants and 500 volunteers representing 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
Many famous athletes have taken part in the games including Roy Lassiter, Julius Peppers, Rashad McCants, Chris Paul, and others.