Play is a foundation of our society not only physically but socially. It creates community and allows for our personal, physical, and social growth. Under the guise of creating a day in which people can grow together, be active, and create community, this year represents the 4th edition of the Generation Games in Salem. Students and faculty from Salem State's Sport and Movement Science in collaboration with the City of Salem are looking for help funding this year's edition of the Generation Games. Salem represents the only city in the world that has hosted the Games 4 times.
About the Games:
The Generation Games is an international sporting event for people of all ages. Beginning in Rotterdam in 2012, the sporting event provides a platform for different generations to cooperatively come together and compete with each other in order to serve the following purposes: (1) promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, (2) connecting different generations through sports, and (3) offering a platform to local and global organizations encouraging sports participation. The Generation Games have previously been held in Rotterdam, and Lausanne, Switzerland as part of Olympic Week amongst other places. As part of an international partnership between Salem State University, the City of Salem, and Rotterdam University in the Netherlands, we were able to bring the Generation Games to the North American continent for the first time ever in 2017.
Public Health & Wellness:
The Generation Games represent an opportunity to develop a solid partnership between the SMS Department (Recreation and Sport Management Concentrations), Rotterdam University, and the Salem Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. This partnership will again allow for the delivery of a truly world-class event while allowing for Salem State students to play a role in creating a healthier environment for the citizens of Salem and the North Shore. Additionally, the Games represent a special event that will allow for people of different generations to interact in a positive manner while providing activities that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health and social wellness. The money raised will go straight to helping the students fund and manage the Generation Games. It will help with some of the following:
- Sponsor an Opening Ceremonies featuring appearances by local athletes
- Pay for any necessary equipment to put on the events
- Purchase t-shirts for management staff and guest speakers
- Purchase gifts for participants
- Those who donate will have their name(s) put on our physical donation wall!
EVERY DONATION COUNTS!!