Hallmark Kitten Summer Games: A paw-sitevly adorable first look

Meow-ve over U.S. Summer Olympic teams, these athletic kittens are ready to pounce their way to gold medals.

Ninety super sporty cats from North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue are getting ready to play in the Hallmark Channel’s inaugural Kitten Summer Games.

The cat-letes will be competing in gymnastics events, a “de-cat-hlon,” tennis, wrestling and volleyball matches.

Here’s an exclusive first look at the games and the star players before the event, hosted by Beth Stern, premieres on the Hallmark Channel on Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.

Meghan Giannotta