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July 30, 2015

U.S. Army Golden Knights Withdraw from State Games of America Opening Ceremonies

Executive Director of the Nebraska Sports Council, Dave Mlnarik, announced that the United States Army Golden Knights parachute team will not perform at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2015 State Games of America (SGA). The Golden Knights were scheduled to skydive into Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus during the event on Friday, July 31.

“Unfortunately, the Golden Knights advance team identified some unforeseen issues with the landing area at Memorial Stadium and chose to cancel the performance,” said Mlnarik. “The rest of the show will go on and we’ll have an inspirational and entertaining evening for everyone who attends the Opening Ceremonies.”

U.S.A. Olympic track & field and bobsled athlete, Lolo Jones, and Olympic wrestling gold medalist, Jordan Burroughs, will participate in the lighting of the SGA cauldron at the ceremonies. Doug McDermott of the N.B.A. Chicago Bulls, and former Creighton All-American, will lead the parade of athletes.

Nebraska native Brian Deegan’s Metal Mulisha freestyle motocross daredevils will headline the entertainment, which includes the famous Crevier Family performing unicycle and basketball stunts, the Su Fu Du drumline and a fireworks display.

State Games of America competition is already underway and will continue in the Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska areas through August 2. More than 15,000 participants make this the largest SGA event in history.

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