A GREAT CHANCE FOR SENIORS TO ‘
COME OUT AND PLAY!'
Feb 6, 2009
Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites seniors, ages 55 and better, to sign-up to participate in the 2009 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games. These games encompass more than 50 sports competitions and activities. They are open to seniors in Mecklenburg, Gaston and Lincoln Counties.
This year’s games will be held April 18-May 16 at many venues around Mecklenburg County. They offer opportunities to participate through athletic events as well as the award-winning National SilverStriders Walking Program and the SilverArts which include visual, heritage, literary, and performing arts. Participants in team sports may reside anywhere in North Carolina. Among athletic events in the Senior Games are: archery, badminton, billiards, bocce, bowling, croquet, cycling, running, golf, horseshoes, basketball, softball, racquetball, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, track and field, tennis, race walking, and more.
Register February 9-April 1.Entry fee is $10 per participant. Some events have additional fees. Applications and information are available at all Mecklenburg County recreation centers, Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers,
www.parkandrec.com (see link under Headlines and Things to Do),
www.cmseniorgames.org , or call the Senior Games hotline at 704 332-4020.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Games is one of 54 sanctioned programs serving all 100 counties in North Carolina. It is part of North Carolina Senior Games, the statewide program that motivates participants to stay active and healthy.