Submitted to Easton Patch:
Athletes from over 300 cities and towns in Massachusetts will compete this summer in the 2012 Bay State Games, with the first tryouts beginning on Friday, June 1.
The first wave of tryouts for basketball, soccer, ice hockey and volleyball for the 2012 Bay State Summer Games begin Friday, June 1 across Massachusetts, with qualifiers for swimming and track and field beginning Wednesday, June 13.
Tryouts and qualifiers for all sports will be held in each of the six regions of the state, which will face off in the annual Olympic-style competition from July 6-22.
Tryouts for basketball, soccer and ice hockey are open to all male and female high school students in the state. The volleyball, swimming and track and field events offer qualifying divisions for athletes of all ages and experience.
Information about each specific sport featured in the 2012 Bay State Games, along with age restrictions and eligibility to participate is available at www.baystategames.org.
Those who wish to participate in the 2012 Bay State Summer Games should continue to check the website for information about tryout dates and qualifiers. This information is posted as it becomes available.
About the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation:
The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1982 to host the first sanctioned state games of the commonwealth. It operates with the mission of promoting personal development, education, physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship to Massachusetts’s citizens of all ages and abilities. The foundation is recognized nationwide for holding high quality, Olympic-style events through the Bay State Summer and Winter Games, as well as educational programs including the Kids Fitness challenge, High School Spirit Program and Future Leaders Scholarship. With more than 65,000 people from 300 cities and towns directly participating in it programs each year, the Foundation continues to be an integral part of the lives of citizens across Massachusetts for more than 30 years. For more information please visit www.baystategames.org