Senior Games encourage athletes to embrace golden years

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

SG16-Ad-Facebook2When most of us think of athletes, we see exuberant young people with chiseled bodies pouring their hearts and souls into competition. That image is certainly on display in College Station through Texas A&M’s successful athletic teams.

As we age and our bodies start to ache, most of us are content to transition from participant to spectator. But for some brave and hearty souls, an innate desire for competition doesn’t allow them to surrender to the hands of time.

That’s what’s so compelling about the Brazos Valley Senior Games scheduled for Feb. 18-21.

Slideshow: 2015 Brazos Valley Senior Games

Athletes 50 years and older are invited to compete in track and field, swimming, basketball, cycling, golf, 5K, archery, bowling, horseshoes, pickleball, disc golf, washers, table tennis, tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, cornhole, and basketball skills. We’ll award gold, silver and bronze medals in each event and age group.

The Brazos Valley Senior Games will be conducted at high-quality venues across Bryan-College Station. A welcome reception will be Saturday, Feb. 20 at Pebble Creek Country Club.

Participation has more than doubled since the event began in 2013, with 504 athletes competing in the 2015 Games, including a 91-year-old. Among the competitors were 423 out-of-towners from as far away as Los Angeles and 205 women. The most popular event was pickleball with 154 participants.

The registration fee is $30 — which includes a shirt and two reception tickets — and an additional $4 fee for each event you enter. The registration deadline is Feb. 12.

For more information, visit cstx.gov/seniors or call 979.764.3486.

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