Jun 10, 2011 5:11 PM by Jordan Mason
Colorado Springs----------Taylor Hicks, a favorite son of Alabama whose singing earned him the Season Five American Idol crown, will be the featured performer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games on Friday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.
The talented singer and songwriter will entertain the crowd and the athletes who will march in the evening's parade of competitors.
The celebration will feature the traditional parade of athletes, a BMX performance by the Yellow Design Stunt Team, gymnastics and taekwondo sport demonstrations, and the lighting of the State Games cauldron by a special celebrity athlete.
Past celeb athletes lighting the torch include Olympians Steve Holcomb (bobsled), Rulon Gardner (wrestling), Michelle Kwan (figure skating), Apolo Ohno (short track speedskating), Derek Parra (speedskating) and Henry Cejudo (wrestling)
Tickets are available now- $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth (18 & under, seniors (55+)
Fans may purchase tickets at the Colorado Springs World Arena box office and all front Range King Soopers locations.
Call 866-464-2626 to purchase tickets, or go to: www.worldarena.com