The Missouri Winter Games was a dream of founder Jeff Collins. He envisioned a grassroots sports festival that would
The Missouri Winter Games was a dream of founder Jeff Collins. He envisioned a grassroots sports festival that would champion athletes of all ages. In 2006 this dream was accomplished. The MWG currently hosts over 10 different sporting events. For 12 years the MWG has promoted character through sports at all levels. From 80 year old runners to 5 year old gymnasts they are all champions.
The Missouri Winter Games national invitational is a three week long sports festival open to athletes around the country. Athletic events and competitions showcase seven prominent sports: basketball, gymnastics, racquetball, swimming, trap shooting, volleyball, and wrestling. We have been blessed to have many famous athletes join us during these times such as USA soccer player Mia Hamm, USA gymnastics stand outs Jordyn Wieber, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson and 2017 brings us an amazing racquetball professional Cliff Swain!
The Missouri Winter Games success has brought another charity to life. Champions Committed to KIDS partners kids with chronic illnesses and disabilities with local sports teams. CCK has paired over 75 young people with numerous high school, college and professional teams across the Ozark Region. These athletes of all abilities learn how to be champions together.
The Missouri Winter Games is built on the values associated with Champions Committed to Character—a national campaign that teaches integrity, honor, respect, and perseverance through sports.
CODE OF CHARACTER
1.) I will not quit.
2.) I will not make excuses.
3.) I will win with grace. If I lose, I will lose with dignity.
4.) I will respect my opponent, my coach, and the officials.
5.) I will be confident, not arrogant. I will be proud, not prideful.
6.) I will be accountable for all my actions and responsible for the choices I make.
7.) I will do my best to live by this code and encourage others likewise.
February 28 (Friday) 1:00 pm - March 1 (Sunday) 8:00 pm CST
SPRINGFIELD EXPO CENTER
635 St. Louis Street Springfield, MO 65806