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Lifespan Health Living Initiative announces inaugural Indiana Summer Games

March 30, 2015

Indiana State University will host the inaugural Indiana Summer Games, an Olympic style event designed to promote healthy lifestyles through sports and recreation.

"We are excited to announce the 2015 Indiana Summer Games," said Jeriah Threlfall, president of the games and director of the Lifespan Health Living Initiative at Indiana State. "While athletes will compete for medals, it is our hope that participants focus on fun and camaraderie with teammates as well as opponents. Instilling healthy values is our primary goal. The mission of the Indiana Summer Games is to promote health, fitness, and positive lifestyles through amateur sports and community outreach."

Indiana State is already host to Indiana Special Olympics and Indiana Summer Games are a great way for the university to expand its reputation for hosting quality amateur athletic events, Threlfall said.

Games will be played on the Indiana State University campus and other locations in Terre Haute on the following dates:

• June 26-28 - boys and girls soccer, baseball (ages 8 and under, 10 and under and 12 and under)

• July 10-12 - boys and girls basketball, mountain biking

• July 17-19 - baseball (6 and under, 7 and under, 9 and under, 11 and under, 13 and under; softball

Registration deadlines and entry fees vary by event. Registration forms are available at Questions may be directed to the Indiana Summer Games office at 812-237-8503 or

The Lifespan Healthy Living Initiative is an Indiana State University Unbounded Possibilities program. Unbounded Possibilities is a five-year, $5 million commitment by Indiana State to highlight collaboration across the Indiana State campus and with community partners while bringing distinction and recognition to the university.

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Contact: Jeriah Threlfall, president, Indiana Summer Games and director, Lifespan Healthy Living Initiative, Indiana State University, 812-237-8503 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or