Games Wins Best of State



Thu May 16, 2013


Best of StateSALT LAKE CITY, UT- The Best of State organization recently named the Huntsman World Senior Games as the best “Sporting Event” in the state of Utah at its awards banquet in Salt Lake City.

“We are humbled and honored by this recognition,” said Huntsman World Senior Games CEO, Kyle Case.

After receiving the award for best sporting event, the Games was presented the BOSS (Best of State Statue) Award for the Sports and Recreation Division by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

“It was an unexpected and truly overwhelming honor to receive the BOSS award – to be recognized as the best of the best,” Case said. “We are so grateful for the vision and leadership of the Games founder, John Morgan, who laid the foundation for this great organization and all those who helped it grow along the way. If not for them, we would not have received this award.”

The Huntsman World Senior Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes age 50 and over. They take place each October in St. George, UT and offer 27 different sports to participants in all skill levels.

Bestofstate.org annually recognizes outstanding business and organization from the State of Utah. The awards fall under ten main divisions: Arts & Entertainment, Business Services, Community Development, Dining Establishments, Education, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Merchandising & Consumer Services, Production & Manufacturing, Science & Technology and Sports & Recreation. Under each of those divisions are multiple categories. A panel of business leaders review nominations and evaluate them based on how they excel in their endeavors, use innovative approaches or methods and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah.

Winners from each category receive a best of state medallion. The winners from each division then compete against each other for the coveted BOSS award.