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2003 News from Mecklenburg County

March 6, 2003

Register Now for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games

Charlotte, NC – One of the best ways to stay young and young-at-heart, is to stay active and engage the heart, muscles and mind.  That's what Senior Games is about – motivating senior men and women to lead healthy lifestyles.

Seniors are encouraged to register now for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games, open to all seniors in Gaston, Lincoln or Mecklenburg Counties who are age 55 and better. Participants in team sports may reside in any county in North Carolina.

The deadline to register is April 1 and the cost is $15.  An early-bird discount will be given to those who register by March 14. Applications and information are available at all Mecklenburg County Recreation Centers or by calling 704-332-4020 and leaving a message.

Athletes can participate in a wide variety of athletic events, or in one of many visual, heritage, literary, and performing arts. The following athletic events are offered, as well as opportunities to train:

BadmintonBilliardsBocceBowlingCroquetCyclingDistance running Field eventsGolfHorseshoesOpen events  (basketball shoot, football throw, softball throw)Racquetball ShuffleboardSwimmingTable TennisTrackTeam sports (basketball and softball)TennisWalking

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games will take place April 23 – May 9, 2003, at Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation facilities, UNC Charlotte and other locations. The games will kick-off with a "Celebration of the Games" at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Medal winners will be invited to participate in the Senior Games State Finals held in Raleigh in the fall.  Medal winners in the State Finals are invited to the National Games, held at various locations around the nation.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games are coordinated by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers, Centralina Area Agency on Aging and UNC Charlotte.


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