Laramie, Wy – This February is supposed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cowboy State Games. That is when amateur athletes from across the state gather for tournaments in Casper. But, the games may not happen this winter because of a lack of funding. The executive director of the Cowboy State Games, Eileen Ford, says they need 20 thousand dollars by the end of the week because they do not have any wiggle room in their budget and they will not leave bills unpaid after the games.
Ford says about 24 hundred athletes compete in the games each winter. Ford says the board of directors that oversees the non-profit Cowboy State Games will meet this week to decide to hold the event or cancel it.