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 28th annual Powerade State Games, held in Charlotte, NC, had over 12,000 participants and 500 volunteers representing 96 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.