Kennesaw State University welcomes Georgia Games

Kennesaw State University is proud to announce its partnership with the Georgia State Games…

Georgia (Dec 11, 2003) — Kennesaw State University welcomes Georgia Games

Karen Kennedy


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or

Kennesaw State University is proud to announce its partnership with the Georgia State Games Commission. A ribbon−cutting ceremony and reception in the commission’s new headquarters on the Kennesaw State campus will take place Monday‚ Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Building 59 on Frey Lake Road. KSU President Dr. Betty L. Siegel and Chairman of the Georgia State Games Commission Board Abit Massey will cut the ribbon.

“We are honored to have the commission on our campus‚” said Siegel‚ “and look forward to the many outreach opportunities this partnership brings.”

The commission was created in 1989 as the governing body and organizing entity for the Georgia Games‚ a statewide‚ Olympic−style sports festival for all state residents. Developed to promote grassroots amateur sports and an improved quality of life‚ the Georgia Games attracts athletes of various backgrounds‚ ages and skill levels.

Through the partnership with the commission‚ KSU hopes to develop new educational and research components‚ as well as work with the Georgia Games to expand their many amateur athletic programs.

"I am excited about the possibilities of working with Kennesaw State University‚” said Eric Pfeifer executive director of the commission. “The Georgia Games is proud to be a part of such an exemplary educational institution."

For more information on the ribbon cutting‚ contact Jeff Seagraves of the games commission at 770−528−3582


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of nearly 17‚500 from 127 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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