FLA Sports Media Release:
TALLAHASSEE - The Delray Beach Senior Games kicks off the 2011 Calendar of Local Senior Games qualifying events this weekend in South Florida.
A total of 11 local senior games events will be held between this weekend and the end of March.
Senior athletes have 18 local senior games to choose from, with seven local Florida Senior Games events being contested between September and November.
Even though opening day of the Delray Beach Senior Games is Friday, there is still a chance to register for a few sports. Bowling, Track, Swimming, Basketball skills are still open for registration starting at $25.00 for Delray Beach Residents, and $30 for non residents, for the first event. Additional charges apply for additional events within the sport.
Registration is also still open for the Collier County Senior Games, which begins on Saturday, February 5.
Athletes age 50 and over, who compete and finish in the top five of their age group in sports contested at the State Championships, qualify for the 2011 Florida Senior Games State Championships, to be held December 3-11 in Polk County.
Not all Local Senior Games sports and events are contested at the Florida Senior Games State Championships.
For a complete listing of Florida Senior Games Local Qualifiers, and additional information about each qualifier, visit www.flasports.com/page_seniorgames_localgames.shtml.
During the month of February, five local Senior Games competitions stretching from Collier County in South Florida to Tallahassee in North Florida will be contested. The spring season of Local Games rounds out in March with five competitions, including the inaugural year of the Gardens Games, in Palm Beach Gardens.
Delray Beach Senior Games
January 28 – February 4
Collier County Senior Games
February 5 – 20
Capital City Senior Games - Tallahassee
February 10 – 14
Lee County Senior Games
Begins February 12
Gulf Coast Senior Games - Bradenton
February 22 – 27
Polk (County) Senior Games
February 26 – March 13
Heartland Senior Games - Sebring
March 1 – 23
Charlotte County Fit For Life Senior Games
March 4 – 20
Good Life Games – Pinellas County/Clearwater
March 5 – April 10
Ph: 727-669-1361 ext. 233
The Villages Senior Games
Begins March 11, 2011
Gardens Games – Palm Beach Gardens
March 28 – April 8, 2011