Athletes from North Dakota and the surrounding states will converge in Fargo to compete in over 20 events during the three-day North Dakota Senior Games, July 26-28, 2018. Open to athletes age 50 and better, the games feature a variety of competitions, both team and individual, to showcase the benefits of making regular physical activity a lifelong pursuit.
The North Dakota Senior Games is open to participants from North Dakota as well as across the country as part of the National Senior Games Association. This multi-day, multi-sport event is devoted to individuals ages 50+ and gives them an opportunity to compete with others in their age group. Registration is now open at ndseniorgames.com.
Even more exciting, this year is a qualifying year for the National Senior games. Participants who place high enough in the events at the North Dakota Senior Games can qualify for participation at the National level.
“We’re incredibly excited to once again host the North Dakota Senior Games here in Fargo and give them the opportunity to qualify to participate on the National Stage,” said Clay Whittlesey, Events Director for the Fargo Park District, “We hope that this encourages people who are ages 50 and better to get out and get active. You’re never too old to be an athlete.”
“Promoting and maintaining an active recreational community is a central part of our North of Normal lifestyle,” included Kali Mork Director of Sports for the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Senior Games are loved across the nation and we’re excited to show the activity of North Dakota.”
The games offer something for practically every interest and ability. The current list of events includes Archery, Basketball, Badminton, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Racquetball, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Power Walk, and 5k Road Race. With many events as well as registration based at Fargo’s Courts Plus Community Fitness Center, the full slate of events will take place at venues throughout the Fargo area.
Paid registration for the athletes is required, and all events are free and open to the public. Abundant sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, visit ndseniorgames.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, visit ndseniorgames.com or nsga.com for national games information.