The 2006 Games will bring together approximately 2,000 young scholars who have completed grades 9,10, 11 or 12 and who are talented in athletics or the fine arts. These young leaders will come to the University of Rhode Island from over 175 countries around the world to partake in a tribute to personal achievement and cultural diversity. Through experiences in the athletic arena, in the classroom or studio, in group discussions, in informal gatherings at exciting special events and through social exchange during the Games’ nighttime activities, the 2006 GAMES will enable participants to develop understanding, acceptance and friendship with their peers from around the world.
Sports: Baseball ; Basketball; Golf; Chess; Golf; Field Hockey; Lacrosse; Rugby; Sailing Soccer; Squash; Softball; Swimming; Tennis; Track & Field; Volleyball;
Cultural Arts: Art; Choir; Culinary; Dance; Photography; Symphony Orchestra; Theater; Writing/Poetry
Theme Days: Theme Days serve as a forum to unite all participants, both scholar-athletes and scholar-artists, in discussions about issues that affect all of our lives. It is important that youth are not only aware of their role as future world leaders, but are empowered to express their thoughts and opinions. The Theme Days emphasize leadership development and character education in the following areas:
2006 Theme Day topics – Ethics & Sportsmanship; Global Environment; World Peace; World Health; Hunger & Nutrition
Special Events: The special events calendar for 2006 will follow closely with those that have been staged in the past. Performers at past Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies have included The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Dionne Warwick. Additional special events have included Family Night, a visit to the United Nations, a Peace Run, a College Fair, and many other exciting activities.