Keystone State Games to induct several into Hall of Fame

By Cabrini Rudnicki - For Times Leader

HARRISBURG — As preparations begin for this summer’s Keystone State Games, the organization will induct several people into its Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony and the official kickoff of the 2018 Keystone State Games Festival of Sports is set for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Ryan Office Building in the Harrisburg Capitol Complex.

The 2018 inductees include Keystone State Games officials Bob Parkison, a competition director; Karen Klassner, a field hockey state director; and Andrew “Sarge” Richards, an ice hockey director for the south region.

The group’s Hall of Fame seeks to honor key individuals throughout the history of the games. Inductees showcase the spirit of amateur sports and the promotion of physical fitness.

The competition, which was created in 1981, has included over 500,000 participants of various ages throughout the years. The games have an Olympic format and feature more than 50 events.

The 2018 games will take place during the week of July 25 throughout Luzerne County. Their purpose is to promote physical fitness, sports activity, and sportsmanship for all Pennsylvanians.

By Cabrini Rudnicki

For Times Leader