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Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites seniors, age 55 or better, to register for fun and fitness in the 2010 Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Games, April 20 through June 12.  Now is the time to start training, and you could even become a state champion!

Senior Games include 46 athletic events: swimming, golf, tennis, 3 on 3 basketball, racquetball, badminton, track and field, croquet, football throw, spin casting, basketball shoot, softball throw, bowling, table tennis, billiards, archery, bocce, horseshoes and shuffleboard. They also feature non-athletic events such as visual and performing arts: basket weaving, china painting, crocheting, rugs, jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery, quilting, stained glass, tatting and needle lace, tole/decorative painting, weaving, woodcarving, woodworking, woodturning, ceramics, acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastels, photography, sculptures, water color, essays, life experiences, poems, short stories, comedy/drama, dance, instrumental, vocal, cheerleading and line dancing.

Last year Senior Games in Charlotte-Mecklenburg drew 315 participants. This year the Games seek even more! Mecklenburg seniors and seniors in surrounding counties are eligible to participate here.  Statewide, Senior Games are open to all seniors who live in the North Carolina.

Events are held at various locations around Mecklenburg County, including many Park and Recreation venues. Registration runs now through April 1. Entry fee is $10 per participant, with additional fees for some events.

For more information check, or ask at any Mecklenburg County Recreation Centers or Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Center.  Or  call 704-332-4020.