In 2022, Amateur athletes from across Virginia and neighboring states descended on the campus of Liberty University and the City of Lynchburg for the VA Commonwealth Games. The 2022 games set a record for economic impact. Over 9,100 athletes participated in over 30 sports, generating $4.6 Million in economic impact to Virginia – more than $3.5 Million in the Lynchburg area. In 2021, more than 9,400 athletes competed and the economic impact was $3.9 Million statewide, and more than $3 Million in the Lynchburg area.
Planning for the 2023 Games is already underway, with registration for some sports open now. We are excited to add a couple of new sports in 2023 and continue to expand on adaptive and inclusive sports, through a partnership with Special Olympics and neighboring groups, so athletes of all ability levels can compete in the Games. Main Games weekend will be July 21-23, 2023.
Virginia residents of all ages are welcome to compete. Visit our website for full list of sports and to register: www.CommonwealthGames.org