Cornhusker State Games continue on amid pandemic

The annual Cornhusker State Games started Friday but this year may look a little different then years past because of the coronavirus.

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The annual Cornhusker State Games started Friday but this year may look a little different then years past because of the coronavirus.

The Lincoln Sports Center was packed with people Sunday for the events Soccer tournaments. Soccer wasn’t the only sport that played today, Archery, Softball, and Golf, just to name a few, went on around different spots in Lincoln.

The Cornhusker State Games is a multi-sport festival for all ages and all abilities. The event celebrating its 36th anniversary the year of a world wide pandemic. The Executive Director of Nebraska’s Sports Council, Dave Mlnarik, said they are taking precautions and have been in contact with the Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department to make sure they are following all state and local guidelines. The event usually deals with about 70 different sports but this year they are closer to 60 because some of the activities just couldn’t be played in the crisis. The soccer fields had sanitizing stations plus fans and volunteers were encouraged to wear masks and social distance.

Even during a pandemic there was no lack in athletes. Mlnarik said this weekend he has had more people then ever come up and thank him for keeping the event alive. “They have been waiting and wanting to go out and do things” he said.

The event continues through the end of June, with more sports and activities for the following weekends. Click here to check out the schedule for the rest of the month.

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