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Generation Games

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Project ended on February 28, at 11:06 PM EST
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Generation Games

Please help support our recreation and sport management students in the organization and delivery of the 2018 Generation Games!  Through a multi-faceted partnership with Rotterdam University in The Netherlands and the City of Salem, our students are working collaboratively with students and professionals locally and around the world in bringing people of all ages together to participate in sports & games.  


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.  This year, we are bringing the games back to Salem for a second time!  


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:

  • Purchase t-shirts for participants.
  • Sponsor an Opening Ceremonies featuring appearances by local athletes
  • Sponsor a Closing Ceremony with a concert by an international artist
  • Pay for any necessary equipment to put on the events
  • Those who donate will have their name(s) be put on our physical donation wall!


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BBQ Games

Sponsor fun outdoor games like corn hole, can jam, bocce and ladder ball.


Minute To Win It Events

Sponsor entertaining tournaments of M&M plate transfer, cup stacking and junk in the trunk!



Sponsor a Dutch game that is a combination of netball and basketball! It consists of two teams of eight taking turns defending and attempting to score points


Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby

Spring training may be down the road but you can sponsor our Generation Games Home Run Derby!


Inflatable Games

What would bring on more laughs than human foosball!


Black Light Dodgeball

This isn't old school dodgeball, black lights and glow in the dark dodging. Sponsoring this event will bring lots of belly laughs!

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