For the eighth consecutive year, New Britain will host the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games, Connecticut's Olympics-style competition that spans 20 days, from July 15 to Aug. 6.
This will be the 29th anniversary of the games. According to Patrick T. Fisher, executive director of the Connecticut sports management group, 7,500 athletes are expected to compete in more than 20 team and individual sports.
The Games boast a wide array of sports, from basketball, baseball and lacrosse to judo, roller hockey and archery, and are open to any team or competitor. No tryouts are required.
"It's super important to keep your skills up during the summer," Fisher said. "The...