Badger State Games is an iconic sports series celebrating over 30 years of offering individuals and teams of all ages the opportunity to compete in a variety of amateur events in the style of the Olympic Games. Born in Wisconsin, the Badger State Games take place mainly in Central Wisconsin however events can also be found in areas such as Oshkosh, LaCrosse, and more! We are the host to both summer and winter games offering something for everyone. All events have multiple divisions allowing everyone from amateurs to experienced athletes to participate. Each year we look to bring new and exciting events to our line ups, especially those events that are featured in the State Games of America. All athletes who medal in the Badger State Games are invited to participate in the State Games of America giving you the chance to be along side athletes from all over the country!
We welcome all new events. If you have an idea for events you would like to add, or see added, to the Winter or Summer games please feel free to contact us with your thoughts!
Additional information regarding the Badger State Winter or Summer Games is available on Facebook and Twitter.
Athlete Assistance Fund
Through contributions from the Wisconsin Sports Foundation, Ministry Health Care, and the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Badger State Games has created a special fund to provide financial assistance to ensure no one is denied the opportunity to compete in the Badger State Games due to financial reasons. This fund has been created to pay for entry fees for children who cannot afford the cost of registration.
The following application form should be submitted along with the attached sport registration form.
There are no specific criteria for qualification. However, this assistance is intended for individuals who would like to participate, but are unable due to financial difficulties. Participants need to be 18 years of age or younger. This certification form may be completed by parent, guardian, coach, team contact, club, association, or organization official (Sports Club, YMCA, Boy’s & Girl’s Club, etc.) No official documentation is required, signature verification is all that is required. Apply early, funds are limited. Deadline for application is the mail-in deadline for your sport. Call for availability after mail-in deadlines.
Badger State Games Refund Policy
No refunds will be given because an entrant or team fails to participate. Sports using outdoor sites are weather dependent. There will be no refunds of entry fees because of rain, inclement weather, or other acts of nature.
Competitions will be conducted unless Badger State Games Directors determine weather conditions to be potentially dangerous or life threatening.
There will be NO refunds of entry fee with the following exceptions:
Entries received after the deadline
Entreies received after the maximum number has been accepted
Entries received in a division that is cancelled due to minimal entries
Entries of non-qualified athletes
ALL refunds will be adjusted back on credit card or sent by check from the Badger State Games office within 30 days of competition.
Athletes who miss the competition due to illness or injury may receive a certificate that can be used as a credit for future BSG participation provided that they provide a physicians note verifying the injury. There will be no cash refunds of entry fees for athletes who miss the competition due to illness or injury.
Cancellation fees are $3.00 per individual or $20.00 per team.
Badger State Games is owned and operated by the Sports Authority of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please forward all questions regarding the Badger State Winter and Summer Games to: