People.com Lifestyle Pets Prepare Your Paws and TVs for the Kitten Summer Games Dozens of adoptable kittens will compete in sports like tennis and gymnastics By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 3, 2016 05:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Yes, the Olympics are almost upon us. But another important sporting event is just around the corner. On Friday Aug. 5, Hallmark Channel is hosting the first ever Kitten Summer Games. Dozens of adoptable kittens will be competing in events like wrestling, gymnastics, tennis and track and field. It will be just like the human sports-palooza, but fluffier and probably a bit cuter, too. Instead of coming from across the globe to compete, these talented little felines are all from the North Shore Animal League. The event’s host, Beth Stern, gave us the good news that all these adorable athletes have now found homes. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t more animals who need our help. Stern hopes viewers find the Kitten Summer Games and all the feline action both entertaining and inspiring. As in, it will hopefully inspire you to invite a shelter animal into your home. To see even more of the cuteness teased above, tune-in to the Hallmark Channel on Aug. 5 at 8/7c for the Kitten Summer Games.