Seniors Lace Up Sneakers For Capital City Senior Games In Tallahassee

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By: Natalie Rubino
March 13, 2014, 11pm

Local senior athletes laced up their sneakers to compete in some friendly competition today.

It was for the Capital City Senior Games, holding its symbolic torch hand-off at Lake Ella in Tallahassee.

This is the fifth year the games have been held.

To participate, you had to be over 50 years old or turning 50 this year.

Nearly 300 athletes signed up; 3 of them are 90 years old or older.

"It's just a real good way to get out and have a good time. Show how you've been active. Get out there and try a sport you haven't done in a while. And an opportunity to get out there and be active and have a good time," said Sheila Salyer, Senior Services Manager.

Competitions include basketball, bowling, golf, and "pickle ball", to name a few.

The final competition will be held on Monday.

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