Senior games to begin next week

April 2, 2014 by  

The Alamance/Burlington Senior Games, spanning a full month, will get underway for the 28th consecutive year in just a few days.

The producers of the event, which include Burlington Senior Adult Leisure Services, the Alamance Council for the Arts, and the Alamance County Community YMCA, are most likely turning to a variety of printing services to promote this event.

The Senior Games are designed for energetic adults, above the age of 50, who are always on the go and enjoy socializing. The event is encourages participation in various creative and athletic contests, which include pickle ball, table tennis, basketball shooting, badminton, bocce, and putt putt. The goal is to promote fitness and health, in addition to fostering pride and discipline in the accomplishments of the participants. Clinics were offered in various locations throughout the community in March so that participants could practice for the competition.

Those who are eligible for the event need to be aged 50 or older and to have lived in Alamance County for at least three consecutive months. There will be first, second, and third place prizes in sanctioned events and these winners will be able to compete in the North Carolina Senior Games held in the fall.

Beginning April 7 and running until May 8, opening ceremonies will be held next Tuesday, April 8.