Topeka is set for the 2007 Sunflower State Games. Ceremonies during the weekly Brown Bag lunch in downtown Topeka signalled the beginning of the two week event. It was watched "live" around Northeast Kansas on WIBW-TV 13.
The Sunflower State Games is a statewide amateur sports festival for all Kansans. The purpose of the Games is to provide top-quality amateur competition in a wide range of activities and promote physical fitness, personal health and well-being for Kansans of all ages and skill levels.
The Sunflower State Games is held annually over two weekends in July at more than 30 venues. More than 400 volunteers are involved in the Games.