Street Olympics, concert series set for Sept. 28

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, September 12, 2019
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In just a few more weeks, it will be time to take to the streets of Columbus for some Olympic games — all in the name of raising money for Stillwater Legacy Trails.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, First Avenue in Columbus will be closed down to traffic for the Street Olympics and concert series, which will run from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is a fundraising event that will feature “Street Olympics” including a Corn-Hole tournament, yard pong, flip cups, stein holding and more. Two-member teams pay a participant fee, which also includes admission to a concert. Attendees can also attend the music portion only. Food trucks and alcohol drinks will be available. “Be gathering your best Olympic attire” and “Don’t tell your fun self no” are two bits of advice given on a flier.

No actual skills are required to participate and there is no required drinking involved in any of the games.

Food trucks, a brewery and drinks provided by the Atlas will be on scene. There will be music by Stillwater Sound and the Castle Mountain Gang Band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. No outside food or beverages will be allowed.

Registration starts at 1 p.m. It is being billed as a family-friendly event, with Olympic contestants needing to be 21 or older to participate.

Sponsors for the event include Yellowstone Bank, Parks Real Estate, the New Atlas Bar and Stillwater Wind.

Stillwater Legacy Trails

SLT is a non-profit group that has raised $28,000 since it’s launch in 2016. The group has made that money directly available to the city of Columbus to help with the building of a trail system.

The group’s mission statement describes itself as “an organization of Stillwater community members who want to contribute to the active lifestyles and safety of our families by raising funds through FUN fundraisers to expand the trail system.”