Weekend of Remembrance honors our fallen heroes

Weekend of Remembrance honors our fallen heroes

This weekend’s Texas Weekend of Remembrance pays tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Free commemorative events are scheduled from Friday through Sunday at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. We invite military members, veterans, their families, and everyone who wants to honor our fallen heroes and celebrate the freedoms granted by their sacrifice. Continue reading Weekend of Remembrance honors our fallen heroes

Senior Games give older athletes a fun way to compete

Senior Games give older athletes a fun way to compete

By Gabriela Salazar, Tourism Events Supervisor

Each year, the College Station Senior Games attracts competitors 50 and older from across Texas and as far away as Los Angeles. We had 410 athletes compete in 2018, including 339 from outside of Bryan-College Station.

We are thrilled so many visitors want to compete in College Station, but we also encourage local seniors to seize the hometown advantage. You don’t have to be an Olympic-caliber athlete, although the Games have featured former Olympians such as Jim Gerhardt, who competed in the triple jump in the 1952 Olympics.

The 2019 Senior Games are set for Feb. 22-24 and offer multiple events for athletes of all skill levels. The $30 participation fee includes a shirt and access to a social gathering, with additional fees charged for each event. The registration deadline is Feb. 11. Continue reading “Senior Games give older athletes a fun way to compete”