This morning, Mile High Sports, in cooperation with IKEA Centennial, announced its participation in a second fundraising initiative benefiting high school athletic and activities programs. This continuation of partnership with IKEA is highlighted by the “Spring Games” – the second event of its kind. Last July, the two companies hosted the first-ever Mile High Sports-IKEA Back-to-School Olympiad. Like the Olympiad, the Spring Games feature a series of competitions, with winning teams earning cash and prizes for their school’s programs. The Spring Games will take place on May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the IKEA (southeast) Parking Lot, and will feature 12 area high school athletic programs.

“With the success of the Back-to-School Olympiad, we wanted to come up with a similar concept for the spring,” said Doug Ottewill, publisher of Mile High Sports Magazine. “The Spring Games are just further evidence of IKEA’s ongoing support of Colorado’s high school athletic and activities programs.”

The Spring Games will feature 12 teams – six boys’ teams and six girls’ teams – each from a different high school. Each team will compete in 10, skill-based events. Both the winning boys’ team and girls’ team will earn $500, while second and third place teams will earn $250 and $100 respectively. All teams will be awarded prized from IKEA.

“We’re excited to take part in this great event again,” said Megan Thompson, the Local Market Specialist for IKEA in Centennial. “We strive to create a better everyday life for many people and high school sports and activities are an incredible tradition we truly value. The partnership with Mile High Sports, and concepts like the Back-to-School Olympiad and Spring Games, are a great way for us to give back and support area programs.”

Participating schools will be announced within the next week, and results will be reported at the conclusion of the Spring Games on the afternoon of May 2nd. Events will take place at IKEA’s southeast parking lot, and will begin at 10AM. Mile High Sports Radio will be conducting an on-location radio remote live from the Olympiad. Coaches, parents, friends and media are encouraged to attend and support their local high school teams.