Senior games

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The 33rd Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games will be held Oct. 7-18. Online registration begins on July 15. Beginning on Aug. 5, you can also pay by check or money order. Simply print, fill in the forms and register by mail. The Games are open to adults age 50 and over as of Dec. 31, 2013. Registration is open until Sept. 23

The Tampa Bay Senior Games feature 37 events during a two-week competition. Participants competing in the following events also have the opportunity to qualify and advance to the State competitions: basketball free shooting, billiards, bowling, golf, pickleball, power lifting, swimming, track and field events, table tennis and tennis.

Entry fee is $20 and includes unlimited participation in most of the games, one ticket to the awards luncheon, opening ceremony breakfast, and a t-shirt. The following events have an additional cost: golf (extra $25), power lifting (extra $5), 5K run (extra $15), and pickleball (is an extra $5 per event). The cost for additional Awards Banquet tickets for non-participants is $10 each.

Last year, the Tampa Bay Senior Games hosted 655 competitors, and more than 400 participated during opening day. The oldest contestant was 97 years young and the youngest was 50.

The Tampa Bay Senior Games are hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services, City of Tampa Recreation Department, and Temple Terrace Leisure Services.

Online registration, rules, schedule, locations and more are available at http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/seniorgames, or call 813-635-3519 for more information.

Why is this here, you ask? Simple: fitness and activity know no age limit. Check out that 77-year-old golfer in the ESPN Bodies issue if you don’t believe us.

 

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