Boomers Participate in Senior Games
This week I was a participant in the North Fulton Golden Games, a collaborative effort by 5 local cities that provides a month-long series of Olympic-style events and activities (shot put, discus, one-half and one mile walk, one-mile run, tennis, golf, and bowling) for adults age 50 and older.
Participants compete in track and field events, pickleball, tennis tournament, golf tournament, Bocce ball competition, ball room dancing, swimming and more. I came in first in the one-half mile walk in my age group and enjoyed several other activities. Our senior center helped with sign up and even transportation.
There is a state competition and in my state it is the Georgia Golden Olympics which is scheduled for September 17-20, 2014 in Warner Robins, GA. Every state has a similar event and here a senior games list by state. All this feeds into the National Senior Games Association which will have the 2015 National Senior Games in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul in July 3-16, 2015 in which they are expecting 12,000 athletes ages 50 and up from all over the county.
Here are some photos from our local senior games.
National Senior Games will be in Minnesota July 3-16, 2015.
See post about my visit to the Georgia Golden Olympics
Originally posted 2014-05-03 07:39:49.
9 thoughts on “Boomers Participate in Senior Games”
Everyone had a great time; this is not just for athletics people. But you can be as competitive as you want to be.
Its great to see everyone of this age group enjoying like children. And I love the colorful, vibrant t-shirt 🙂
I love participating in games. They’re fun.
look like a good day out i think all senior should play some kind of sport like golf
Exercises are for all folks.Everybody should participate in games even in old age.I am glad to see.
fun and loving activities.
It is great to see boomers participating in such activities. It is very healthy and also gives you a change in your daily life routine. It is completely fun and I suggest other senior people should also participate in such activities.
I am glad to see it and thank you for sharing.
WOW, great to see some senior people are up to the task. Really it’s a charming scenario. God bless them all.
This type of healthy competition is an excellent way for seniors to stay fit and have fun. I love it!
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