The fourth annual Big Sky State Games National Anthem contest winner is 12-year-old Anthony Cox of Great Falls. He said in a news release that it was a “great honor” to be chosen to sing at this year’s opening ceremonies.
Anthony Cos attends the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind in Great Falls as a blind student. His interests are in the direction of music. He sings in the Great Falls Young People’s Choir and in the Visually Impaired Performers singing group at his school.
He also plays the violin and is a percussionist. He likes to play on the iPad, listen to books on tape and watch descriptive videos. Anthony and his family thank everyone who voted for him, the news release said.
The fourth annual National Anthem contest began in March. Over the course of six weeks contestants posted videos of themselves singing the National Anthem to YouTube or Facebook.
A panel of professional judges together chose the top five singers, and voting for the winner was open to the public May 8-15.
Anthony Cox will sing the National Anthem at the 28th annual Big Sky State Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 19, at Wendy’s Field at Daylis Stadium in Billings.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the Parade of Athletes begins at 7:30 p.m.
To register for the Big Sky State Games visit www.bigskygames.org or call (406) 254-7426 for more information.
Big Sky State Games Major Sponsors are Kampgrounds of America, First Interstate Bank and Montana Cycling and Ski. Wendy’s sponsors opening ceremonies.