Northwest NEWS

May 14, 2001


Seniors wanted for Greater Seattle Senior Games

Hundreds of seniors will run, walk, swing, throw and bowl their way to fitness and fun this summer in the Greater Seattle Senior Games.
   The games, open to seniors 50 and older will represent all activity levels with participants competing against others in their age and activity (competitive and recreational) divisions.
   Seven sports will be represented at the games including, badminton, bowling, pickle ball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball and track and field. Medals will be given for first, second and third place winners.
   A "Celebration of Athletes" will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 5 p.m. at Nathan Hale High School in North Seattle. Entries for each event will be accepted May 18 through June 1.
   Dates and locations for each event are as follows:
   Saturday, June 2, morning to afternoon, exact times not set yet. Track & Field, West Seattle Stadium. No pre-registration required. $10 at the door, $20 out-of-state, $5 per event entered.
   Thursday, June 28, through Sunday, July 1 (Celebration of Athletes June 30th) morning to afternoon, exact times not set yet. Badminton, Pickle ball, Softball, Tennis, Table Tennis.
   Celebration of Athletes. Nathan Hale High School. Registration $10 local, $20 out-of-state, $5 per event entered.
   Friday, June 29, through July 1. Noon, 2:30 p.m., Bowling, Sunset Bowl. Registration $10 local, $20 out-of-state.
   The Greater Seattle Senior Games, affiliated with the National Senior Games, is a non-profit organization developed to help encourage and educate seniors about the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.
   Seniors represent the fastest growing segment of the population.
   According to the National Institute on Aging, more than two-thirds of adults are not exercising regularly.
   For questions about the games or entry information, contact board president Don Jones at (206) 362-8310.